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Jim Walmsley Wants to Be the First American Man to Win the Ultra-Trail Mont Blanc

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Ultra trail runner Jim Walmsley has a lot of success in his rearview mirror, including three wins at JFK 50 and the Western States 100. In 2018, he set a course record at Western States; then in 2019, he beat his own record by 21 minutes.

While he’s been UltraRunner of the year for four years in a row, there’s one milestone he hasn’t yet reached: becoming the first American male to win the Ultra-Trail Mont Blanc. A new series from Wahoo, HOKA, and UTMB World Series follows Walmsley’s journey to his goal. Watch part one here.

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