Honoring the Spirit of Ultrarunning

Credit: Ethan Veneklasen

by Special Guest Contributor, Ethan Veneklasen

For the past 13 years, the Western States Endurance Run has been an annual event for me. Whether running, crewing, or pacing, I rarely miss this gathering of our crazy ultra tribe.

This past weekend, I was honored to crew for my Canadian Salomon teammate, Andy Reed at his debut appearance at the “big dance”. I witnessed some amazing moments out on the trail, but that’s pretty much par for the course…amazing things happen every year at this most iconic race.

I saw something interesting this year that I want to call out.

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