Episode 28: The Father of Ultra Trail Running, Part 2

Dr. Gordy Ainsleigh adjusting host, Nathan Cashion, the day before the WS100 in 2015.

Dr. Gordy Ainsleigh adjusting host, Nathan Cashion, the day before the WS100 in 2015.

The Western States ® 100-Mile Endurance Run is the world’s oldest 100-mile trail race. Starting in Squaw Valley, California and ending 100.2 miles later. Following the historic Western States Trail, runners climb more than 18,000 feet and descend nearly 23,000 feet before they reach the finish line at Placer High School in Gordy’s hometown of Auburn, California.

It is held on the last weekend of June each year. I got to volunteer at the race and witness this spectacle of endurance last year, and was lucky enough to meet up with Gordy a couple of days later.

In this second installment of my interview with Gordy Ainsleigh, we learn a bit about the early influences in the life of the man who started the Western States 100 Endurance Race.
You’ll hear his opinion on chiropractic philosophy & science, why he chose to attend Western States, and some interesting medical theories to say the least.

Stay tuned for part 3 for more hilarious stories about his time in school.