I was privileged to meet with Gordy after the 2015 Western States 100. Having spoken to him before, I was confident he'd give me 20-30 minutes of his time. But I had no idea how busy race weekend would be! He was constantly running around (even after running in the race!), graciously taking selfies with adoring fans, and downing a celebratory beer with The Cowman. After the awards ceremonies, I reluctantly gave in and told him I'd call later.
Fortunately, I planned my trip to stay an extra day in the area and he agreed to meet near his home once the dust settled. What I hoped would be a generous 30 minute interview turned into 3 hours of stories about growing up, trail running, and chiropractic, including his years as a student at Western States Chiropractic College. I've spent months trying to edit the audio into manageable podcast episodes, but with graduation and preceptorship, it will take a few more weeks.
In the meantime, for those willing and interested to enjoy 3 hours of ultra running and chiropractic wisdom, here is the full, unedited recording of my interview with chiropractor and ultra trail running pioneer, Gordon Ainsleigh!