Running Documentaries and Videos You Should Watch #7: How One Wrong Turn Changed Jim Walmsley’s Career

By R.J. McNichols

June 27, 2017

This one is in honor of Western State’s 100 happening over the weekend. Just a few days before the race, 9MINDAsylum and Outside Magazine released a documentary on ultra-running’s newest star Jim Walmsley. For those of you who don’t know who Jim Walmsley is, feel free to Google: “Jim Walmsley Western States 2016” or “Jim Walmsley Rim to Rim to Rim” before you begin watching this documentary.

You can also listen to this podcast that Paul Snyder and Stephen Kersh did with him two weeks ago.

The title may allude to his infamous wrong turn at Mile 93, but the documentary shows how much Jim has overcome in his recent years and will inspire other preserver through the rocky times one may endure in their life.

By the end of the 14 minute documentary, you’ll be rooting for Jim’s next course record attempt in an ultra or a wild run up and down whatever mountain he chooses. He unfortunately did not win this year’s race.

R.J. McNichols

RJ McNichols is a Sports Documentary Producer based in LA. For the last 7 years, he's created videos within the world of running for sites like Flotrack. He has produced and released his own Documentaries such as "16 2 1 and Beyond", and "Running Away to Flagstaff." Currently, he is editing "Year of the Bison: A Portrait of Nick Symmonds During His Final Track Season." The documentary will be out later this year. #SummerofRJ