Gordy Ainsleigh

Running

The Original

Episode
2014  |  8 MIN

The Original

In 1974 Gordy Ainsleigh run against the horses in a 100Mile trail ride through the Sierra Nevada

In 1974 Gordy Ainsleigh competed against the horses in a 100 Mile trail ride through the Sierra Nevada mountains... on foot. In true pioneering spirit he wanted to achieve something that others thought impossible. This single event led to the birth of one of the most famous 100 mile footraces in the world, The Western States 100. 40 years on and Ultra-Distance Trail running has become a global sport complete with professional teams and athletes, yet it has managed to maintain that original pioneering spirit. Every weekend thousands of people toe the line ready to explore their limits, in body and mind. "The Original" recounts Gordy Ainsleigh's original run and explores of the growth of Ultra-Distance trail running. Music: "The Oddity" & "Holy" By SignPost Written for The African Attachment & SRTV www.signpostsound.co.za We would like to extend a special thanks to the Auburn Journal [www.auburnjournal.com] and the Organizers of the Western States Endurance Run [http://www.wser.org] for all of their help.

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2014  |  8 MIN
Running

5 Continents WS100 USA

Episode
2011  |  5 MIN

5 Continents WS100 USA

Look how Kilian manages to win the Western States with his second attempt.

Western State is what is considered for the birth place for ultra running. Look how Kilian manages to win the race with his second attempt.

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2011  |  5 MIN