Andy Jones-Wilkins Pre-2011 Western States 100 Interview

iRunFar’s Bryon Powell interviews Andy Jones-Wilkins ahead of the 2011 Western States 100.

By on June 24, 2011 | 12 comments

If I’ve done a more enjoyable or casual interview for iRunFar I can’t remember it. In this interview, I chat with Andy Jones-Wilkins about his picks for the men’s and women’s field. Much laughing ensues. If there’s a man more obsessed with Western States (aka, Statesmas) than AJW, I haven’t met him. As AJW said about himself earlier in the evening, “I am not a normal person.”

Bryon Powell

Bryon Powell is the Editor-in-Chief of iRunFar. He’s been writing about trail running, ultrarunning, and running gear for 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.