Ultrarunning: The only sport where last place gets a standing ovation
This is Western States 100. The biggest ultra running event in the United States.
Participants have 30 hours to finish. If they can’t make the cutoffs they get pulled from the race.
The race ends after 99 miles through the Sierra Nevada Mountains when participants run around a high school track in Auburn California.
Gunhild Swanson finished the race with 6 seconds to spare with exhausted legs and a tough as nails heart.
Hope this inspires you to do something awesome on this beautiful Thursday!
Good luck to all the Western States runners this weekend! I’ll be following all the awesome feeds on Twitter.