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Alex Kurt Wednesday, 30 July 2014 20:16 TWEET COMMENTS 9

10 Inspiring Ultra Finishes - Page 7

4. Pioneering

Gordy Ainsleigh, Western States 1974

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Photo by Carl Costas

Where would we be without the founder of the trail 100-miler? When Ainsleigh covered the 100 miles of the Western States Trail Ride (then a horse race) on foot, he not only did what was previously considered unthinkable; he inspired thousands upon thousands of runners to follow in his footsteps and attempt the same feat.



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