2011 Western States 100 Post-Race Story Roundup

A roundup of the best stories of the 2011 Western States 100 from around the web.

By on June 27, 2011 | Comments

Western States 100 logoWe 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 the web, including articles, photos, videos, interviews, and first-person race reports. We’ll be updating this page as we – both iRunFar and you – identify additional resources. Please feel free to leave a comment noting such resources and your thoughts on the race.

We’ve included the men’s and women’s top 10 at the bottom of this page for those of you who want to find out quickly how the top runners did.

If you’re looking for more on the race, check out our right hand sidebar for video interviews of Kilian Jornet, Ellie Greenwood, and more. You can also take a look at our pre-race 2011 WS100 story roundup.

General Overview Articles


First-Person (or close) Race Reports


Photos and Videos

Men’s Top 10 Results (unofficial – times among sources vary by up to about 15 seconds)

  1. Kilian Jornet and Ellie Greenwood 2011 Western States 100 champions

    Kilian Jornet and Ellie Greenwood, the 2011 Western States 100 champions. Photo by Bryon Powell.

    Kilian Jornet, 23, Catalonia, Spain, 15:34:24

  2. Mike Wolfe, 33, Helena, Montana, 15:38:29
  3. Nick Clark, 37, Fort Collins, Colorado, 15:50:23
  4. Jez Bragg, 30, United Kingdon, 15:55:08
  5. Tsuyoshi Kaburaki, 42, Japan, 16:07:04 (new masters record breaking his old record of 16:24:55 from 2009)
  6. Timothy Olson, 27, Ashland, Oregon, 16:18:42
  7. Graham Cooper, 41, Piedmont, California, 16:34:41
  8. Dave Mackey, 41, Boulder, Colorado, 16:36:21
  9. Andy Jones-Wilkins, 43, Ketchum, Idaho, 16:39:30
  10. Ian Sharman, 30, San Jose, California, 16:40:19

Note: Amazingly, four men broke 17 hours, but did not finish in the top 10. They were Dan Olmstead (16:45:45), Sim Jae-Duk (16:48:22), Shunsuke Okunomiya (16:56:18), and Glen Redpath (16:57:58).

Women’s Top 10 Results (unofficial – times among sources vary by up to about 15 seconds)

  1. Ellie Greenwood, 32, Banff, Alberta, Canada, 17:55:29
  2. Kami Semick, 44, Bend, Oregon, 18:17:34
  3. Nikki Kimball, 40, Bozeman, Montana, 18:17:39
  4. Tracy Garneau, 42, Vernon, British Columbia, Canada, 18:22:15
  5. Rory Bosio, 26, Soda Springs, California, 18:37:17
  6. Aliza Lapierre, 30, Williston, Vermont, 18:45:25
  7. Meghan Arbogast, 50, Corvallis, Oregon, 18:50:19 (new 50-59 record breaking the old record of 21:58:37 by Diana Fitzpatrick from 2010)
  8. Amy Sproston, 37, Portland, Oregon, 19:36:54
  9. Becky Wheeler, 36, Casper, Wyoming, 19:46:54
  10. Pam Smith, 36, Salem, Oregon, 20:40:48

Last updated Feb 20, 2018

Bryon Powell

Bryon Powell is the Founding Editor of iRunFar. He’s been writing about trail running, ultrarunning, and running gear for more than 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.