Video: How a Wrong Turn Changed This Ultrarunner’s Career

After his honorable discharge from the Air Force, Jim Walmsley found himself fighting bouts of depression and doubt. To fight these dark moments turned to running, eventually becoming a premiere ultrarunner. This year, he entered the epic Western States 100, one of the toughest ultras in the world. It was his first 100-mile event, and for a time he was shocking the field and anyone who was following along at home. For much of the race it looked like Walmsley would set a new course record, but then at mile 93 he took a wrong turn, taking a very different path both literally and figuratively. Find out what happened in this video.

Kraig Becker