Professional Endurance Athlete Garrett Kenyon On Running as a Full Time Job

There’s no sport quite like running, and there’s no one quite as crazy as a runner. That’s why Garrett Kenyon, a professional plant-based distance runner on the rise, is a perfect fit for Team Redd - we’re not so sane ourselves. The Redd community is full of people who are nuts in the best possible way: striving for impossible goals, throwing themselves into life, totally head-over-heels for whatever adventure inspires their lives. Garrett embodies the unconventional life that drives us here at Redd HQ to create uncompromised nutrition: plant protein, powerful superfoods and positive energy. We chatted with Garrett about...

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DIRIGO STORIES: Maine-born energy bar brand expands

BRUNSWICK (WGME) -- A young entrepreneur is marking a big milestone. He turned a backpack business into a coast-to-coast operation. Redd, an energy bar created by Alden Blease, of Bowdoinham, is now being sold in 1,000 stores across the country. “Here we are definitely a scrappy group,” Blease said. “We find ways to innovate and overcome obstacles.” Blease's current obstacle at his office space in Brunswick is perfecting a recipe for his energy bar brand that he developed in college at the University of Maine. “I didn't have a lot of money, didn't have a lot of meal funds, running...

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