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.]
- 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.
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
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-Bryon Powell, Editor-in-Chief of iRunFar