10 Inspiring Ultra Finishes - Page 7
Gordy Ainsleigh, Western States 1974
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.