Geoff Roes, 2010 Western States 100 Champ, Interviewed

Bryon Powell of iRunFar interviews Geoff Roes following his win and course record at the 2010 Western States 100 mile run.

By on June 28, 2010 | 9 comments

This weekend, Geoff Roes won the 2010 Western States 100 with a time of 15:07:04. In the process, he crushed Scott Jurek’s course record by nearly half an hour. To win, he bested Anton Krupicka and Kilian Jornet.

While we wouldn’t stand a chance of catching this Alaskan on the trails, we had the pleasure of catching up with him for 20 minutes (!?) the day after his victory. In these videos, he shares a detailed play-by-play of the race as well as discussing his upcoming races, the Crow Pass Marathon and Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc.

Part 1

Part 2

Bonus: Geoff Roes Finishing the 2010 Western States 100

Bryon Powell

is the founder and 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.