Found on 49 – The story of Jim Walmsley

Documentary on Jim Walmsley’s first ever 100 mile run at Western States 100 in 2016. He was aiming for the course record and going good until he got lost on Highway 49 and finished 20th overall in a time of 18.45.36 hours. Jim is a legend in that he has won several ultra marathons, the JFK 50 mile in 2014 to 2016, Lake Sonoma 50 in 2016 and 2018 and Tarawera Ultramarathon in 2017 (source: wikipaedia). This documentary starts from a few days before the Western States 100 and follows him on the course. He does go on to Western States 100 in 2018 with a course record, which he further improved in 2019. He did run the US olympic trials in a phenomenal time of 2.15.05 hours, but finished 22nd, showing the depth of American runners in the marathon field.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Walmsley

 

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