Gunhild Swanson's Epic Western States 100 Finish

Golden Hour at the Western States 100 is one of the most compelling concepts in all of endurance sports. You are only allocated 30 hours in which to finish the race, so if you finish in 29:59:59 you get the prestigious belt buckle and an official finish time. If you finish in 30:00:01, you receive only a tale of woe to share with future barstool companions. Sunday at 1:00 pm EDT, filmmaker Austin Meyer will release his documentary on the 2019 Golden Hour finishers on his YouTube channel. As a preview of the emotion you will see in his film, consider the amateur video below that captures Gunhild Swenson becoming the first woman over the age of 70 to officially finish the race. Watch her come down the home stretch with only 6 seconds to spare. If you don’t get tingles in your spine, may we suggest the homepage of Quilts.com instead.