This Will Never Catch On: The Birth Of An Icon

An extended presentation on the history of the early years of the Western States 100.

By on June 12, 2014 | 3 comments

Western States 100 logoDuring the 2014 Western States 100 Training Weekend, the race held a presentation entitled This Will Never Catch On: The Birth of an Icon about how the Western States Endurance Run was born and evolved in its early years. Tim Twietmeyer and John Trent hosted the event that featured Gordy Ainsleigh, Shannon Weil, and Dr. Bob Lind. If you’ve got two hours, we’ve got one heck of a history lesson for you!

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Bryon Powell

Bryon Powell is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of iRunFar. He’s been writing about trail running, ultrarunning, and running gear for more than 15 years. Aside from iRunFar, he’s authored the books Relentless Forward Progress: A Guide to Running Ultramarathons and Where the Road Ends: A Guide to Trail Running, been a contributing editor at Trail Runner magazine, written for publications including Outside, Sierra, and Running Times, and coached ultrarunners of all abilities. Based in Silverton, Colorado, Bryon is an avid trail runner and ultrarunner who competes in events from the Hardrock 100 Mile just out his front door to races long and short around the world, that is, when he’s not fly fishing or tending to his garden.