Geoff Roes Pre-2010 UTMB Interview

iRunFar interviews Geoff Roes, the 2010 Western States 100 champ, before the 2010 UTMB.

By on August 26, 2010 | 11 comments

We caught up with Geoff Roes, the Western States 100 record holder, the day before the 2010 Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc. During the interview, Roes talks about his training since Western States, breaking his own record at the Crow Pass race in Alaska, the talent of Kilian Jornet, other UTMB competitors, his plan to have no plan on race day, and his hope for rain during this year’s UTMB.

We apologize in advance for the background noise during the interview. The location is one of the quietest in the vicinity and worked well for other interviews. However, noisy tourists sat down just after we started filming. In the end, we are publishing this interview based on the fact we think something is better than nothing.

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.