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Vert Beats: Jim Walmsley Hardrock FKT attempt.

Jim Walmsley – Hardrock 100 FKT attempt.


Back in July–without much noise or press at all–we saw another big name jumping into the FKT attempts party: it was Jim Walmsley, going for the record of the Hardrock 100 course.

Even though we all know the result by now, there weren’t many details about what happened that day or about the whole attempt itself…until now, when Jim’s just released a video.

We leave you with a video that tells the story behind Jim’s attempt, what really happened that day and most importantly, what it meant to all of those who participated (that’s his crew and pacer) being out there helping Jim.

You can watch the video here.

WHAT INSPIRED US THIS WEEK


What to read:

You’ve probably heard about plant based diets before, right? Well, this week we’d like to share with you this guide we made specifically for ultrarunners wondering about plant based diets. No matter if this is something you would like to try or that you’re already doing but would like to know more, we hope you enjoy this guide written by biologist, Columbia athlete and long-time Vert.run members Daniela Corvalán.

Read the guide here.

What to watch:

How many times have we shared videos about Courtney Dauwalter? (….a lot.) And how much have we talked about the importance of involving your friends and family in your running challenges, whether that’s crewing you or pacing? Also a lot. That’s why this video of Courtney crewing and pacing her husband is a must watch.

You can watch the video here.

What to watch:

In the track and road running world, there are plenty of records or benchmarks around certain distances and times–but because of the nature of our sport, we don’t have many of these. But when we talk about ‘vertical kilometers’ and the highest standards, it is hard not to mention the ‘VK’ in La Fouly and the best times there. We leave you with this video about that course/race history and Remi Bonnet attempting to break the mythical barrier of the 30 minutes on the course.

You can watch the video here.


Like we said back in June, we’ll be donating each month–and encourage you to donate–to a different running group within the Black running and outdoor community. The organization for this month: The Melanin Basecamp.

 

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