2018 Western States 100 Post-Race Story Roundup

Drymax - 2017 Western States 100We 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 dedicated Western States 100 page as well as our Western States results and commentary article.

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General Overview Articles

Author’s Note: Sadly, the Sacramento Bee no longer covers the Western States 100 and it appears the Auburn Journal has greatly reduced its coverage of the race.

Photo Galleries and Video

Interviews and Profiles

Race Reports

More coming soon. Leave a comment if you’ve seen a notable report.


3. Lucy Bartholomew
6. Stephanie Violett
12. Kaci Lickteig
18. Meghan Laws


8. Charlie Ware
18. Michael Owen
25. Florian Neuschwander 

Call for Comments

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

2018 Western States 100 Women’s Top Ten

  1. Courtney Dauwalter (Salomon) — 17:27:00 (pre-race, finish-line, and post-race interviews)
  2. Kaytlyn Gerbin (La Sportiva) — 18:40:19 (pre-race and post-race interviews)
  3. Lucy Bartholomew (Salomon) — 18:59:45 (pre-race and post-race interviews)
  4. Amanda Basham (Altra) — 19:17:59
  5. Cecilia Flori (Altra) — 19:42:55
  6. Stephanie Violett (The North Face) — 19:46:04 (pre-race interview)
  7. Camelia Mayfield — 19:46:57 (pre-race interview)
  8. Aliza Lapierre (Salomon) — 19:58:17
  9. Corrine Malcolm (Salomon) — 20:01:06 (post-race interview)
  10. Kate Elliott (rabbit) — 20:04:38

Full women’s results.

2018 Western States 100 Men’s Top Ten

  1. Jim Walmsley (Hoka One One) — 14:30:04 (Course record. Old record: Timothy Olson, 14:46:44, 2012) (pre-racefinish-line, and post-race, and interviews)
  2. François D’haene (Salomon) — 15:54:53 (pre-race and post-race interviews)
  3. Mark Hammond (Altra) — 16:08:59 (pre-race and post-race interviews)
  4. Ian Sharman (Altra) — 16:23:32
  5. Jeff Browning (Altra/Patagonia) — 16:45:29 (pre-race interview)
  6. Kyle Pietari (Altra) — 16:54:23
  7. Cody Reed (Under Armour) — 16:54:49
  8. Charlie Ware (Aravaipa Racing Team) — 16:59:17
  9. Paul Giblin (Compressport) — 17:09:39 (post-race interview)
  10. Kris Brown (Hoka One One/rabbit) — 17:20:09 (pre-race interview)

Full men’s results.

There are 6 comments

  1. Will

    Thanks for all your coverage! I am curious, what was the logic behind doing interviews with Paul (M9) and Corrine (F9)?
    Not complaining, as I would watch as many interviews as you put up. It just seems like an interesting choice to interview 1,2,3 and 9.

    1. Bryon Powell

      Hey, Will. The fact that we interviewed ninth in each race was a coincidence. For a number of years now, after Western States we’ve interviewed the women’s and men’s top three as well as one more of each gender from within the top ten. Almost exclusively, it’s someone with a long history of solid performances who we’ve never interviewed before. After being in the top ten the two preview years, I told Meghan before this year’s race that if Giblin was in the top ten again this year, he was definitely our bonus interview. He finished ninth. Not that I looked at it this way, but I believe Corrine was the top woman who we’d never before interviewed.

  2. OldFart Belly Button Pants

    Lets talk about the good ‘ole days, when runners actually used to write blog posts about their races (Nick Clarks’ irunmountains.blogspot.com, as a great example). I’d rather read a well written race report than look at 100 mile splits in a Strava profile. Get off my lawn, kids!!!

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