2016 Western States 100 Post-Race Story Roundup

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.

Flora HealthWe’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 dedicated Western States 100 page as well as our Western States results and commentary article.

Special thanks for Flora for making our coverage of the Western States 100 possible!

Thanks also to Inov-8 for their support of our Western States coverage.

[Last updated 8/2/16]

General Overview Articles

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Photo Galleries and Video

Interviews and Profiles

Race Reports



Call for Comments

Please share any other great resources you’ve found about the race.

Women’s Top Ten

  1. Kaci Lickteig (Nike) — 17:57:59 (pre-racefinish-line, and post-race interviews)
  2. Amy Sproston (Montrail) — 18:54:44 (post-race interview)
  3. Devon Yanko (Oiselle) — 19:10:08 (pre-race and post-race interviews)
  4. Amanda Basham (Nike) — 20:11:39
  5. Alissa St Laurent (Salomon) — 20:27:11
  6. Meghan Arbogast (Altra) — 20:30:11 (post-race interview)
  7. Bethany Patterson (Nathan) — 20:40:42 (pre-race Taproom interview)
  8. Maggie Guterl (Nathan) — 20:50:07
  9. Jodee Adams-Moore (7 Hills) — 20:54:54
  10. Erika Lindland — 21:07:40

Full results.

Men’s Top Ten

  1. Andrew Miller (Salomon) — 15:39:36 (finish-line and post-race interviews)
  2. Didrik Hermansen (ASICS) — 16:16:08 (post-race interview)
  3. Jeff Browning (Patagonia) — 16:30:40 (post-race interview)
  4. Thomas Lorblanchet (Altra) — 16:39:55 (pre-race interview)
  5. Paul Giblin (Nathan) — 16:53:20
  6. Ian Sharman (Altra) — 16:55:11
  7. Chris Mocko — 17:01:47
  8. Kyle Pietari (Altra) — 17:05:01
  9. Christopher DeNucci (Hoka One One) — 17:07:57
  10. Jesse Haynes (Patagonia) — 17:12:30 (post-race interview)

Full results.

There are 12 comments

  1. Thomas

    This race and the coverage was insane, thanks therefore.
    Question: How can it be, that this insane runner called Jim Walmsley, I never saw such a more inspiring run, has no maine Sponsor ?
    Are companies like Salomon, North face, nike, asics blind ?
    This guy is going to be the reference in trail running in the future, he is defining new Levels.

    Greetings from Germany


  2. Bryan Jolly

    Here’s an article you missed that actually offers analysis, instead of just reporting the same thing over and over: [Broken link to Trail Flow article “Western States and the State of US Ultra Running” removed]

      1. Andy

        Obviously the author is dealing with some issues of his own, but you gotta admit… it’s not like Anton Krupicka or Dakota Jones have been trying to heal up so they could get into Western States. Will be interesting to watch the future of the race.

        1. Jamie

          The sport is getting bigger. More runners, more races, more variety in both. It’s not surprising that a good number of top runners end up caring more about other races or at least want to experience other races that offer a different type of terrain, different history and experience, cash or whatever. That’s great, but that doesn’t mean that WS is any less of a draw for talent, any less competitive, or any less interesting for fans wanting to see a good race.

  3. Thomas

    Hi Bryan,
    interesting article. But nevertheless, the performance of Jim, even only for 90 miles is mind blowing, beyond imagination, a performance where you can dream from. Guys like Kilian or Scott could have write such an article, but you ?
    I say chapeau Jim, this run wasn`t the last. You will be the future, because you can run, not only write :)


    1. Tonya

      Hey Paul… I was a volunteer at Duncan Canyon doing photos… I got some good photos of you at the aid station and the finish line (before the chute)… the link is in the next comment down if you want to check them out. I’m happy to provide digital files if you want to add them to your blog post (or just have them).

      1. Paul

        Thank you and thanks for the photos, Tonya! I’d love to ad them to my blog and will definitely give photo credit and link to your site. :)

  4. Tonya

    I volunteered at Duncan Canyon doing photos then went to Foresthill and the finish line (on Sunday).

    Photos can be found at: [broken link removed]

    Get in touch with me if you want to use a photo on social media or blog and I will provide a digital file.

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