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2018 Western States 100 Post-Race Story Roundup

A roundup of the best stories of the 2018 Western States 100 from around the web.

By on June 29, 2018 | Comments

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.

Bryon Powell

Bryon Powell is the Founding Editor of iRunFar. He’s been writing about trail running, ultrarunning, and running gear for more than 15 years. Aside from iRunFar, he’s authored the books Relentless Forward Progress: A Guide to Running Ultramarathons and Where the Road Ends: A Guide to Trail Running, been a contributing editor at Trail Runner magazine, written for publications including Outside, Sierra, and Running Times, and coached ultrarunners of all abilities. Based in Silverton, Colorado, Bryon is an avid trail runner and ultrarunner who competes in events from the Hardrock 100 Mile just out his front door to races long and short around the world, that is, when he’s not fly fishing or tending to his garden.