JIM WALMSLEY’S HARDROCK 100 RECORD ATTEMPT


by Paul Halford |

A LOOK BACK TO THE AMERICAN’S ASSAULT ON THE LEGENDARY RACE ROUTE THIS SUMMER

Ultra-running doesn’t always go to plan - not even for the best. The remarkable Jim Walmsley has won the Western States 100 twice, most recently with a course record, and he has set several high-profile fastest-known times (FKTs). However, when he took on the record for the Hardrock Hundred Mile Endurance Run race route in July, he found that even the best of preparations doesn’t guarantee success.

A recently posted video follows the HOKA ONE ONE-sponsored athlete on his attempt when he made a good start in his solo attempt to beat Kilian Jornet’s time of 22 hours 41 minutes from the 2014 race. However, stomach trouble led to him having to drop out in the San Juan Mountain Range in Colorado. Watch below.

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