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Western States 100 JimFest Event

Video of Jim Howard and Jim King discussing their battle at the 2013 Western States 100.

By on June 22, 2013 | 7 comments

JimFest - MonkeyboyIn 1983, Jim Howard and Jim King had the closest men’s finish in the history of the Western States 100. In 2013, Western States reunited the pair for an hour long discussion of the race and their lives. Hosted by 25-time finisher Tim Twietmeyer, this discussion is chock-full of WS100 history and ultrarunning lore. We hope you enjoy!

[Ps. Thanks for Austin Twietmeyer for filming JimFest!]

Bryon Powell

Bryon Powell is the Editor-in-Chief of iRunFar. He’s been writing about trail running, ultrarunning, and running gear for 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.