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 you several different ways to watch the race unfold live:
- We’ll be livecasting the event on iRunFar’s Twitter feed. We’ll also be combining our Twitter feed with other possible news sources below in this article.
- We’ll (attempt to) provide a live video feed from the finish line. And don’t worry, we’ll let you know via our social media channels when these feeds are live!
[Now that the race is over, you can check out our men’s and women’s podium finishing videos, as well as finish-line interviews with the champs, Cat Bradley and Ryan Sandes. We’ve also published iRunFar’s own post-race interview with Ryan Sandes and Cat Bradley.]
Here are a couple resources to help you follow the race:
- iRunFar’s in-depth women’s and men’s Western States previews;
- Our group-think predictions based on over 1,100 reader entries in our prediction contest;
- iRunFar’s video interviews with Magdalena Boulet, Jeff Browning, Jonas Buud, Camille Herron, Kaci Lickteig, Chris Mocko, Alex Nichols, Elov Olsson, Amy Sproston, Stephanie Violett, Jim Walmsley, and YiOu Wang;
- We’ve also collected all of iRunFar’s Western States articles and resources, including all our extensive pre-race coverage of this year’s race;
- Six Intriguing Features of the 2017 Western States 100;
- The Western States website with course map; and
- Live updates of the entire field from Ultralive.net.
A special thanks to Drymax for making our coverage of the Western States 100 possible! Thanks also to GU Energy and Altra for their support of our Western States coverage.
In case you’re looking for a little something to fill any gaps in the coverage, here are some highlights from iRunFar’s Western States 100 archive:
- Our 2016 Western States 100 results article, with links to all of our post-race video interviews;
- An Obsessive’s Description of the Western States 100 Course (Note: There have been some minor updates to the course this year.);
- The Western States Killing Machine Part 1;
- The Western States Killing Machine Part 2: The Marble in the Groove;
- The Lore of Western States: Chasing the Silver Buckle;
- The Lore of Western States: The Golden Hour;
- How the West(ern) Was Won (Pam Smith’s description of how she went about winning the hot 2013 WS100);
- We Dream the Same Dreams: Rehabbing the Western States Trail After the American Fire;
- Ann Trason: The Pioneer Returns.
iRunFar’s Live Coverage of the 2017 Western States 100
Our 2017 Western States 100 Twitter List
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-Bryon Powell, Editor-in-Chief of iRunFar