Being an athlete involves training, some natural-born talent, strength, stamina and an immense amount of determination, dedication and drive. Noah and I watched athleticism at its finest on the morning of June 28. We stood by the finish line of The Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run and watched in awe as runners crossed the finish line. This race is the world’s oldest and most prestigious 100-mile trail race, beginning in Squaw Valley, California and ending 100.2 miles later in Auburn, California. Since it began in 1974, it has evolved into one of the ultimate endurance tests in the world, as runners from all over the globe climb more than 18,000 feet and descend nearly 23,000 feet before reaching the finish line.