2018 Western States 100 Lottery Results (Plus Auto-Entrants)
2018 Western States 100 Lottery Results (Plus Auto-Entrants)
The lottery for the 2018 Western States 100 took place today, confirming the vast majority of next year’s field, including a few top runners. However, most... Read more »

2017 Western States 100 Prediction Contest Results
2017 Western States 100 Prediction Contest Results
Here are the results of our 2017 Western States 100 Prediction Contest. We're only posting place-specific rankings through the top three. (For a refresher on the rules, check... Read more »

2017 Western States 100 Post-Race Story Roundup
2017 Western States 100 Post-Race Story Roundup
We thought we’d make it easy for all you Western States 100 fans out there by collecting some of the best race coverage from around... Read more »

A Personal Reflection On The 2017 Western States 100
A Personal Reflection On The 2017 Western States 100
The Western States 100 is my favorite weekend of the year. It's homecoming, it’s wildly exciting and emotionally draining. It goes on for a long,... Read more »

On Quitting
On Quitting
Over the past few weeks, I had the privilege of attending two 100-mile races in the American West. First, as a participant, I ran the... Read more »

2017 Western States 100 Results
2017 Western States 100 Results
Hot weather and the snow, mud, and water remnants of a 100-year winter event in California's Sierra Nevada worked together to create difficult racing conditions... Read more »

Kyle Pietari Post-2017 Western States 100 Interview
Kyle Pietari Post-2017 Western States 100 Interview
For the second-straight year, Kyle Pietari ran his way into the top 10 at the Western States 100, but this year he did it on an ankle... Read more »

Jackie Merritt Post-2017 Western States 100 Interview
Jackie Merritt Post-2017 Western States 100 Interview
Jackie Merritt took seventh place at the 2017 Western States 100, representing the top finish by a runner from the USA's East Coast. In our first interview... Read more »

Mark Hammond Post-2017 Western States 100 Interview
Mark Hammond Post-2017 Western States 100 Interview
While Mark Hammond has had some previous strong results, he made sure you'll now know who he is by taking third at the Western States 100. In... Read more »

Sabrina Stanley Post-2017 Western States 100 Interview
Sabrina Stanley Post-2017 Western States 100 Interview
Sabrina Stanley had a breakout performance in taking third at the 2017 Western States 100. In the following interview, Sabrina talks about her running background, how... Read more »

Alex Nichols Post-2017 Western States 100 Interview
Alex Nichols Post-2017 Western States 100 Interview
After winning last year's Run Rabbit Run 100 in his 100-mile debut, Alex Nichols ran another strong 100 miler to take second in his Western States 100 debut.... Read more »

Magdalena Boulet Post-2017 Western States 100 Interview
Magdalena Boulet Post-2017 Western States 100 Interview
Magdalena Boulet took second at the 2017 Western States 100, avenging her DNF last year and following up on her win in 2015. In the following interview,... Read more »

Ryan Sandes, 2017 Western States 100 Champ, Interview
Ryan Sandes, 2017 Western States 100 Champ, Interview
After five attempts, Ryan Sandes will be bringing the Western States 100 champion cougar trophy back to South Africa with him. In the following interview, Ryan talks about... Read more »

Cat Bradley, 2017 Western States 100 Champ, Interview
Cat Bradley, 2017 Western States 100 Champ, Interview
After ultrarunning for just over two years, Cat Bradley, who lives in Colorado, has written her name in the sport's history books with a win at... Read more »

2017 Western States 100 Men’s Podium Video Finishes
2017 Western States 100 Men’s Podium Video Finishes
Ryan Sandes, Alex Nichols, and Mark Hammond  were there the first, second, and third men at the 2017 Western States 100. These videos show their... Read more »

2017 Western States 100 Women’s Podium Video Finishes
2017 Western States 100 Women’s Podium Video Finishes
Cat Bradley, Magdalena Boulet, and Sabrina Stanley were there the first, second, and third women at the 2017 Western States 100. These videos show their... Read more »

Cat Bradley, 2017 Western States 100 Champ, Finish-Line Interview
Cat Bradley, 2017 Western States 100 Champ, Finish-Line Interview
Cat Bradley had a breakout win at the 2017 Western States 100. Hear how her race went in this finish-line interview. For more on Bradley's race, watch... Read more »

Ryan Sandes, 2017 Western States 100 Champ, Finish Line Interview
Ryan Sandes, 2017 Western States 100 Champ, Finish Line Interview
Ryan Sandes won the 2017 Western States 100 in 16:18 after previously taking second at the race in 2012. Here's his finish-line interview. For more on Ryan Sandes's... Read more »

Jeff Browning Pre-2017 Western States 100 Interview
Jeff Browning Pre-2017 Western States 100 Interview
Having placed third in 2016, Jeff Browning is the top returning runner from last year's Western States 100. In the following interview, Jeff talks about whether... Read more »

YiOu Wang Pre-2017 Western States 100 Interview
YiOu Wang Pre-2017 Western States 100 Interview
YiOu Wang returns to Western States 100 after finishing 13th at last year's race. In the following interview, YiOu talks about what went wrong at last year's race,... Read more »

Jim Walmsley Pre-2017 Western States 100 Interview
Jim Walmsley Pre-2017 Western States 100 Interview
Despite having finished 20th at last year, Jim Walmsley is the odds-on favorite to win this year's Western States 100. In the following interview, Jim talks about... Read more »

Amy Sproston Pre-2017 Western States 100 Interview
Amy Sproston Pre-2017 Western States 100 Interview
Amy Sproston returns to the 2017 Western States 100 after having finished second place here last year. In this interview, Amy talks about her long break from running... Read more »

Chris Mocko Pre-2017 Western States 100 Interview
Chris Mocko Pre-2017 Western States 100 Interview
Chris Mocko took seventh at Western States 100 last year, and he's back to race faster and, according to him, smarter. In this interview, Chris talks about how... Read more »

Camille Herron Pre-2017 Western States 100 Interview
Camille Herron Pre-2017 Western States 100 Interview
Three weeks ago, Camille Herron won the 2017 Comrades Marathon. This weekend, she's doubling down at the 2017 Western States 100. In the following interview, Camille talks... Read more »

Alex Nichols Pre-2017 Western States 100 Interview
Alex Nichols Pre-2017 Western States 100 Interview
Alex Nichols is a couple days away from running his second 100-mile race and his first Western States 100. In this interview, Alex talks about how his... Read more »

Kaci Lickteig Pre-2017 Western States 100 Interview
Kaci Lickteig Pre-2017 Western States 100 Interview
Defending Western States 100 champion and three-time finisher Kaci Lickteig is back to race again. In this interview, Kaci talks about how she thrives on the shared positive energy... Read more »

2017 Western States 100 Group Think Predictions
2017 Western States 100 Group Think Predictions
While it always means staying up late on one of the busiest weeks of the entire year, as always here are YOUR Western States 100 group-think... Read more »

Stephanie Violett Pre-2017 Western States 100 Interview
Stephanie Violett Pre-2017 Western States 100 Interview
Stephanie Violett won and then took third at the Western States 100 in 2014 and 2015 before missing last year's race due to injury. In the following interview,... Read more »

Elov Olsson Pre-2017 Western States 100 Interview
Elov Olsson Pre-2017 Western States 100 Interview
Get to know Elov Olsson of Sweden before this year's Western States 100. Elov got into Western States by way of placing second at the Black Canyon... Read more »

Jonas Buud Pre-2017 Western States 100 Interview
Jonas Buud Pre-2017 Western States 100 Interview
With a wealth of experience, Sweden's Jonas Buud heads to the Western States 100 for his first ultramarathon in the U.S. In the following interview, Jonas talks about... Read more »

Magdalena Boulet Pre-2017 Western States 100 Interview
Magdalena Boulet Pre-2017 Western States 100 Interview
2015 Western States 100 champion Magdalena Boulet returns to the 2017 edition following a DNF last year due to illness. In the following interview, Magda talks about her busy... Read more »

2017 Western States 100 Live Coverage
2017 Western States 100 Live Coverage
The 2017 Western States 100 kicks off at 5 a.m. PDT on Saturday, June 24th in Squaw Valley, California before covering the 100 miles to Auburn. We offer... Read more »

AJWs Predictions For The 2017 Western States 100 Men’s Top 10
AJWs Predictions For The 2017 Western States 100 Men’s Top 10
[Author’s Note: This is the final article in my four-part series leading up to this year’s Western States 100. The first two articles are about interesting... Read more »

2017 Western States 100 Prediction Contest
2017 Western States 100 Prediction Contest
Welcome to iRunFar's ninth annual Western States 100 prediction contest! Drymax, Altra, GU Energy, Julbo, along with artist Maggie Tides have all contributed great prizes. As in the past few years, we'll have... Read more »

2017 Western States 100 Men’s Preview
2017 Western States 100 Men’s Preview
Well, well, well, here we are. One hundred (point two) miles, 18,000 feet of climb, 22,000 feet of descent, high-country snow and altitude, canyons heat,... Read more »

Dear Western States Runner
Dear Western States Runner
Your big day is nearly here. Since the December lottery, you’ve been working in earnest for this day. For some of you, this has been... Read more »

2017 Western States 100 Women’s Preview
2017 Western States 100 Women’s Preview
I'll admit to being excited about the women's race at this year's Western States 100. First off, it includes the past three women's champions as... Read more »

AJWs Predictions For The Western States 100 Women’s Top 10
AJWs Predictions For The Western States 100 Women’s Top 10
[Author’s Note: This is the third article in my four-part series leading up to this year’s Western States 100 on June 24. The first two... Read more »

Four Intriguing Stories At The 2017 Western States 100
Four Intriguing Stories At The 2017 Western States 100
[Author's Note: This is the second article in my four-part series leading up to this year's running of the Western States 100. We published the first... Read more »

Six Interesting Features Of The 2017 Western States 100
Six Interesting Features Of The 2017 Western States 100
[Author's Note: Each year in the weeks preceding Western States, I write a series of articles about the race. Beginning today, this year's four-part series... Read more »

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