Jakob ÅbergNOVEMBER 2023
Speaking of Jakob Åberg, we’re featuring him in this issue’s Phone It In. Jakob grew up in a mid-sized Swedish town called Sundsvall, where he discovered a passion for running as a child. ‘I’ve been running for as long as I can remember,’ he says. ‘We used to go out running—the whole family—in the forest close to where we lived.’ In his early twenties, he began entering races and discovered he was quick. After a handful of trail races and marathons, he launched into ultras and began making a name for himself. Jakob has won four ultra-marathons in the last twelve months, including this year’s High Coast Ultra, a grueling 130-kilometer race through the enchantingly gnarly Swedish wilderness. We asked Jakob to show us some photos on his phone.
Most Recent Photo On Your Phone
The Most Swedish Thing In The World
Your Favorite Swede
My partner in crime, Felicia. She hates running but understands my obsession with it and supports me no matter what. So thankful that I get to spend each day with her!
Where You Are When You're Not Running
A Swedish Cat (Or Dog)
The Inside of Your Fridge
Very basic fridge. Lots of veggies, butter, cheese, some wine, and Motörhead alcohol-free beer that was on sale. I drink tons of alcohol-free beer during heavy training blocks. It tastes great and has good carbs!
The Place You Keep All Your Running Gear
My running gear is spread out a bit in the apartment, and I also have to hide it a little so my partner doesn't get too frustrated about all the stuff. But this is the place where I hide most of my running shoes and some nutrition. I've recently got some structure here; it was just a big pile of stuff previously.