When you win a high school cross-country race on campus, and your English teacher is the head track and field coach, not only are you guaranteed a spot on the track team, but there is little chance you’ll be able weasel your way out of it. Read more about Keith Laverty on Ultrarunning.com.
Despite lower participant numbers, it was a JFK 50 Mile for the record books. The winner of the race, Hayden Hawks, set a new course record in 5:18:40, nearly four minutes faster than Jim Walmsley’s time from 2016. And for the first time since 2017, when Emile Harrison Torrence ran the fourth fastest time ever in 6:27:43, a woman cracked the top ten as Camille Herron ran the eighth fastest time ever in 6:31:14. Read more on UltraRunning.
Like a duck takes to water, or perhaps more appropriate for the Austin, Texas-based runner and photographer, like a cowboy takes to wearing boots, Jobie Williams’ side gig as a photographer was happenstance. “I have had no formal training in photography. I know basically nothing,” Williams said in an interview. “When I read stuff about photography it usually feels like I’m reading quantum physics. I am a complete hack job photographer.” Yet his skill behind the lens is clearl