Jim Walmsley has been named "Ultrarunner Of The Year" for the last four years (2016-2019) by Ultrarunning Magazine and is the course record holder of several of the most competitive Ultrarunning events in the world including Western States 100, Tarawera Ultramarathon and Lake Sonoma 50.
Jim has blazed a unique trail over the past few years, reaching the pinnacle of ultrarunning and amassing a cult following in the process. His latest undertaking – turning his attention to the marathon. There was a lot of hype surrounding Jim in the lead-up to the USA Olympic trials in Atlanta, where he made his marathon debut. Tait Hearps of Sweat Elite sat down with Jim over a skype call and discussed the motivations and process behind this transition, among many other aspects of his life in Flagstaff, training, and his path into professional ultrarunning.
A summary of the interview with Jim Walmsley including more on his training leading into Atlanta can be found here: Jim Walmsley – The road to Atlanta www.sweatelite.co/jim-walmsley-the-road-to-atlanta/
Jim Walmsley can be found on Instagram: www.instagram.com/walmsleyruns/ and on Strava: www.strava.com/pros/1635688
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