2009 Western States 100 Roundup

Yeah, I was on the course and could report on what I saw at this year’s Western States 100. Not […]

By on July 1, 2009 | 5 comments

Western States Endurance RunYeah, I was on the course and could report on what I saw at this year’s Western States 100. Not gonna do that as such coverage would be incomplete due to my switch from reporter to Andy Jones-Wilkins’s pacer at Bath Road. I’ll leave the reporting to those who had a consistent role (be it as a competitor, a photographer, or a videographer) from the start to the finish… or at least the finish of their attempt. We’ll be adding some additional sources as we see fit. Congratulations to all the runners, volunteers, crew, board members, and pacers who made the 2009 Western States Endurance Run a race to remember!

Race Reports and the Like
Here are post-Western States dispatches from the some of our favorite bloggers:

Matt Hart’s Videos
While we here at iRunFar would prefer to see Matt Hart running in this year’s WSER, boy are we glad he showed up to be the race’s unofficial videographer. Below are links to Matt’s great interviews and shots from the race.

Hart also took a bunch of photos over the WS weekend.

More Photos
If you want photos of a West Coast ultra, the first person to whom you should look is Glenn Tachiyama. WSER ’09 was no exception. Here ya go!

Of course, some folks other than Hart and Glenn Tachiyama took some great shots of this year’s race.

Conclusion
Please feel free to leave a comment if you know of a good 2009 WS100 race report, photo set, video, article, or other resource.

Hal not following the rules coming into Michigan Bluff! :-)
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Bryon Powell

Bryon Powell is the Editor-in-Chief of iRunFar. He’s been writing about trail running, ultrarunning, and running gear for 15 years. Aside from iRunFar, he’s authored the books Relentless Forward Progress: A Guide to Running Ultramarathons and Where the Road Ends: A Guide to Trail Running, been a contributing editor at Trail Runner magazine, written for publications including Outside, Sierra, and Running Times, and coached ultrarunners of all abilities. Based in Silverton, Colorado, Bryon is an avid trail runner and ultrarunner who competes in events from the Hardrock 100 Mile just out his front door to races long and short around the world, that is, when he’s not fly fishing or tending to his garden.