2018 Western States 100 Live Coverage

Western States 100 logoThe 2018 Western States 100 kicks off at 5 a.m. PDT on Saturday, June 23rd in Olympic Valley, California before covering the 100 miles to the city of 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 provide a live video feed from the finish line. Don’t worry, we’ll let you know via our social-media channels when the feed is live!

Drymax - 2017 Western States 100Here are a couple resources to help you follow the race:

A special thanks to Drymax for once again making our coverage of the Western States 100 possible!

Thanks also to Jaybird and BUFF® 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:

iRunFar’s Live Coverage of the 2018 Western States 100

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2018 Western States 100 Start Video

2018 Western States 100 Finish Line Live Video Stream

Meghan Hicks

is iRunFar.com's Managing Editor and the author of 'Where the Road Ends: A Guide to Trail Running.' The converted road runner finished her first trail ultramarathon in 2006 and loves using running to visit the world's wildest places.

There are 42 comments

  1. Molly

    Really enjoyed watching the pre race interviews and the prognostication (especially with AJW a beer or so in!). Dylan is not only an excellent runner but is one centered interviewer. He asked great questions and kept it all flowing well and on track. Nice work to him and I Run Far! Thank you for all you do.

  2. James

    I just started running a year ago and I am addicted!! I have not done any ultra’s but I’m training for the JFK 50. Good luck to all the WSER runners (and crew, supporters, and volunteers). Thank you iRunFar crew for livetweeting the event. Maybe someday it will be broadcast.

  3. Bobby O

    Damn, man. I didn’t want to solitify my resultls for the contest until this evening. Damn! I thought I might be able to win this time. Damn.

  4. Bobby O

    I saw Francois take a hit before States a couple years back (I was there) and like… this thing of not letting people vote until game time is well.. B.S.

    Bob O

  5. Sam

    Jim has giving back 12 minutes over the past two check ins…dig down deep and crush, man! You got this (obviously he can’t read this because he’s running)

  6. Elliot

    Good to see Lucy doing so well. I picked her for second (bit of Australian pride) after Courtney but clearly a lot of people either underestimated Lucy or more likely simply haven’t heard of her. That said, there’s still a way to go in the race for those two. Now to go and watch Jim come first…

  7. Sitting here

    A lot of people don’t have FB these days and couldn’t watch the live feed of history being made. Way to go Jim!!!

    1. Bryon Powell

      Because more than a half hour of adjustments didn’t allow the broadcast to stream due to bandwidth constraints that were not an issue in the past. We made a live stream of Jim’s finish happen, even if it took a platform switch.

    2. Sensible Human

      J. Smith,

      If you were unhappy with the coverage, perhaps you should volunteer your time and help next year. It’s free and the IRF team busts ass to provide us with updates. You aren’t entitled to anything here, so take it easy…

      Common Courtesy

  8. Jake

    C’mon ppl, irunfar move mountains to bring the best coverage of the sport to our living room. The coverage on twitter has been amazing. Stop bleating and support Bryon and the team on Patreon xx

  9. Meghan Hicks

    Hi iRunFar community members,

    It’s 2am on Sunday morning. I’m sitting down to write our results article after having been up covering the race since 3am yesterday morning. So, I’m going to be brief. Nothing about our race coverage of remote trail ultramarathons is EVER guaranteed. The vast majority of this race’s course passes through remote areas with no outside means of contact save for satellite. The towns and villages through which the race passes often have one cell tower that is crippled by race crews and fans. I can’t emphasize enough how much work went into producing what you saw today by a team of nearly 20 people working ridiculous hours in difficult conditions. Not everything worked, almost everything did. I am proud of what each and every member of our team did to tell the race’s story. I hope you enjoyed the fruits of our team’s labor. Thank you.

    1. Pete

      My family and I most certainly enjoyed the fruits of your team’s labor! We were riveted to the coverage yesterday, next best thing to being there. Thank you all SO MUCH!!!!

  10. Steve

    It’s a fantastic coverage, hard to believe anyone could be disappointed by it.

    Well done IRF crew, outstanding effort.

  11. L.B.

    iRunFar does an excellent job of the race coverage in hard conditions. Everyone should be greatful they even exist. The sport would take a huge hit without them.

  12. PS

    I noticed in the pre-race interviews at the coffee shop everyone was speaking into microphones. Does that mean you’re going to release podcasts/audio of the interviews?? The background noise on the video made it difficult to hear :(. I appreciate your amazing coverage in a shoestring budget!! I’m just asking because I thought the interviews were great, and would like to listen to more of them.

    1. Sarah

      There are podcasts of those interviews already available. I listened to them while running yesterday! Just search for irunfar on your favorite podcast platform. I found it on Overcast. Enjoy!

  13. Volker Hagedorn

    Hi Bryon,
    do you have Florian Neuschwanders finish on the video stream ?
    Thanks for live coverage . It is amazing to follow.

    best regards from Germany

  14. Sdb

    Fantastic job Meghan, Bryon and crew. Everyone consider throwing a few bucks their way or joining Patreon. Even a buck a month helps from all of us who have benefited from the excellent coverage this weekend.

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