WATCH: Running Virginia’s Massanutten 100

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Jamie Hobbs grew up around ultras. His father was a trail ultrarunner, and he spent many weekends spectating. But he never thought he would be interested in ultras himself.

Hiking led to running, which led to longer distances.

This video, by Ron Heerkens Jr. follows Hobbs through two seasons of racing as he tackles Virginia’s Hellgate 100k and, ultimately, the Massanutten 100.

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