Russia’s war caught Ukrainian runner Ievgen Dzhadan by surprise. He was in Turkey, where he had planned to spend the winter training in the milder climate. Nowadays he lives with his sister Valentyna in Campulung Moldovenesc, in northern Romania, where he spends his time running, working online and reading books. Lesia Yakovenko, Ievgen’s girlfriend, divides her time between Ukraine, where her family is, and Romania. They feel stranded, unable to make any plans for the future. Ievgen is a 31-year-old accomplished trail and mountain runner, who ranks among the top 5 athletes in Ukraine for this type of running.