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Lo Phong La Kiatoukaysy Found Sanctuary on the Trail

"When you are a refugee, or when you are essentially a community who is transient, you are kind of like a rootless tree."

With more than 45,000 trail miles and two complete laps on the Triple Crown under his belt, Lo Phong La Kiatoukaysy has spent a lifetime on the trail. But Kiatoukaysy—trail name Lil’ Buddha—wasn’t content just to make miles. He wanted to make a difference, too. Get to know the 2021 Outsider of the Year in his own words in this 9-minute film.