Jim Walmsley’s Insane Day at Western States

Jim Walmsley’s Insane Day at Western States

For the first 93 miles of last weekend’s Western States 100, 26-year-old Jim Walmsley was on pace to shatter the course record. Spectators following Walmsley’s progress—both along the trail in Northern California and via social media—were dumbfounded: Western States is considered one of the most competitive ultras in the world, and this was Walmsley’s first-ever 100-mile race. Then, just seven miles from the finish, he disappeared.

Muddy Portraits That Prove Exercise Makes You Smile

Muddy Portraits That Prove Exercise Makes You Smile

Last month, we stumbled upon a photo project that documented the effects of drinking wine. As expected, the faces of the subjects got a little goofier—and by most accounts happier—the more they had to drink. We thought applying that same idea to exercise would yield some similar results, and we targeted the mud run at the GoPro Mountain Games as our test case. We were right. A little run through the mud is a sure bet to make people smile.

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