Jim Walmsley is on the podcast today coming off of his 2023 UTMB win! Jim became the first American male to win this race. He has attempted four previous times and over a year ago decided to move to France to train over there.
Jim is also the 2018, 2019, and 2021 Western States Champion and holds the course record there!
In this episode, he recaps his training and the UTMB race.
What we talked about:
3:20- Catching up with Jim post UTMB
5:30- Recapping UTMB
8:40- Moving to France to prepare for UTMB
15:15- His wife’s support of his career
20:20- Recap of the finish of UTMB
27:30- Standing on the shoulders of all of the American women that have won UTMB
29:05- Watching Courtney Dawaulter dominate
32:00- Walking through hard times in his career
35:20- What excites Jim in his career
39:30- Payment structures in ultrarunning
45:45- Road ultras
50:00- His marathon training
58:00- What’s next
1:09:00- His work ethic
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