We 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
- Jim Walmsley Sets Western States Record but Waits until Late to ‘Get Hungry’ before Showdown with Family of Bears (South China Morning Post)
- Western States 100 (Citius Mag)
- Western States Record Broken (Auburn Journal)
- Walmsley Breaks Record at Western States 100 (Sierra Sun)
- Jim Walmsley Breaks the Course Record at Western States (Runner’s World – minimal)
- CO Runners Share Stories from 100-Mile Race (7NEWS Denver)
- The Spirit of Western States, The Soul of Ultra (Ultrarunning Mag)
- Western States 100 Post-Race Live (Trail Runner Nation – podcast)
- Updated Geeks Only page on the Western States page
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
- Video of the podium women and men finishing
- Swiss Ultra Trail’s Facebook gallery (large)
- Tonya Perme’s Duncan Canyon aid station Facebook gallery (extensive)
- Western States 100 highlights video (posted by the race organization, filmed by the Ultra-Trail World Tour)
- Gary Wang’s photo gallery (many photos)
Interviews and Profiles
- Lucy Bartholomew iRunFar video interview
- Lucy Bartholomew — Innocence and Wisdom: Two Runners, 51 Years Apart
- Lucy Bartholomew — Fearless: Lucy Bartholomew Experiences Life in a Day (Tempo Journal)
- Nick Bassett (oldest ever WS100 finisher) — Innocence and Wisdom: Two Runners, 51 Years Apart
- Courtney Dauwalter iRunFar video interview
- Courtney Dauwalter iRunFar finish-line interview
- Courtney Dauwalter (Ginger Runner Live)
- Ultrarunner Courtney Dauwalter Wins by Stressing Less (Outside)
- Courtney Dauwalter — Colorado Woman Grabs Win at Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run (The Denver Channel)
- Courtney Dauwalter — This Colorado Woman Won the Western States 100 (and Ate Mashed Potatoes along the Way) (9news – Denver)
- Courtney Dauwalter — Former Minnesotan Takes the Pain as She Scales Ultra Running’s Mountaintop (Star Tribune – Minnesota)
- François D’haene iRunFar video interview
- Kaytlyn Gerbin iRunFar video interview
- Paul Giblin iRunFar video interview
- Mark Hammond iRunFar video interview
- Corrine Malcolm iRunFar video interview
- Ian Sharman (Negative Splits Podcast)
- Bob Shebest — Everyone Has a Plan Until It Falls Apart (Ultrarunner Podcast)
- Bob Shebest — Windsor Ultra-Runner’s Determination Carried Him through Grueling Race (The Press Democrat – California)
- Jim Walmsley iRunFar video interview
- Jim Walmsley iRunFar finish-line interview
- Jim Walmsley Shattered the Western States 100 Record (Outside – reappropriated pre-race article)
- Jim Walmsley and Timothy Olson (Billy Yang podcast)
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
- Courtney Dauwalter (Salomon) — 17:27:00 (pre-race, finish-line, and post-race interviews)
- Kaytlyn Gerbin (La Sportiva) — 18:40:19 (pre-race and post-race interviews)
- Lucy Bartholomew (Salomon) — 18:59:45 (pre-race and post-race interviews)
- Amanda Basham (Altra) — 19:17:59
- Cecilia Flori (Altra) — 19:42:55
- Stephanie Violett (The North Face) — 19:46:04 (pre-race interview)
- Camelia Mayfield — 19:46:57 (pre-race interview)
- Aliza Lapierre (Salomon) — 19:58:17
- Corrine Malcolm (Salomon) — 20:01:06 (post-race interview)
- Kate Elliott (rabbit) — 20:04:38
2018 Western States 100 Men’s Top Ten
- Jim Walmsley (Hoka One One) — 14:30:04 (Course record. Old record: Timothy Olson, 14:46:44, 2012) (pre-race, finish-line, and post-race, and interviews)
- François D’haene (Salomon) — 15:54:53 (pre-race and post-race interviews)
- Mark Hammond (Altra) — 16:08:59 (pre-race and post-race interviews)
- Ian Sharman (Altra) — 16:23:32
- Jeff Browning (Altra/Patagonia) — 16:45:29 (pre-race interview)
- Kyle Pietari (Altra) — 16:54:23
- Cody Reed (Under Armour) — 16:54:49
- Charlie Ware (Aravaipa Racing Team) — 16:59:17
- Paul Giblin (Compressport) — 17:09:39 (post-race interview)
- Kris Brown (Hoka One One/rabbit) — 17:20:09 (pre-race interview)