Wildflower Legend Jesse Thomas on His Race and What’s Next

Six-time Wildflower Champion Jesse Thomas' voice cracked at his finish line interview.

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Six-time Wildflower Champion Jesse Thomas’ voice cracked at his finish line interview. He went undefeated at at the event from 2011-2016 (the race wasn’t held in 2017), and placed second this year to up-and-comer, 24-year-old Rudy Von Berg.

Thomas, 38, graciously passed the torch—at least for this year—and talked to us about his decision to maybe retire to focus more on family and work. Maybe.

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