iRunFar Live at Western States 2018

iRunFar Live at Western StatesFor the first time ever, we’ll be broadcasting many of our pre-race interviews live from California ahead of this year’s Western States 100. This will happen in three sessions this coming Wednesday and Thursday, June 20th and 21st.

You’ll be able to watch all the interviews right here on this page, and, if you’re lucky enough to be in Olympic Valley, please come join us at Coffeebar (1750 Village East Road, Unit 61) to watch the interviews live and, after the interviews, enjoy a meet and greet with some of the interviewees as well as the hosts, iRunFar’s Meghan Hicks and Bryon Powell, and our co-host Dylan Bowman.

In another iRunFar first, we’ll also have full selection of iRunFar gear available for purchase, including Drymax socks, BUFF® Original Multifunction Headwear, shirts, gloves, books (with authors there to personalize your copy!), and more.

Coffeebar logoA special thanks to Drymax for once again making our coverage of the Western States 100 possible! Thanks also to BUFF® and Jaybird for their support of our Western States coverage.

Finally, thanks to Coffeebar for hosting these events. Coffeebar will have food and drink specials at the ready, including homemade energy bites, breakfast burritos, paleo bowls, and a 3-6 p.m. happy hour with $5 draft beer and house wine along with 2 for $5 canned beers. Enjoy a delicious breakfast or a tasty beverage while you watch.

iRunFar Live at Western States Schedule

Below is the preliminary iRunFar Live at Western States schedule. The times for each session are set, but individual interviews are subject to change. We’ll update the schedule as soon as we learn of any changes that might occur. For those watching from afar, all times are Pacific Daylight Time (PDT), the local time in California.

For the very observant, our schedule on social media calls for the first 90 minutes of each session to be dedicated to interviews while it’s only 75 minutes below… we’re just anticipating a little schedule creep. We’ll keep the cameras running until the interviews are over, and, then, turn them off for the meet and greet.

Wednesday Morning (10 a.m. – 12 p.m.)

Thursday Morning (10 a.m. – 12 p.m.)

Thursday Afternoon (4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.)

iRunFar Live at Western States Streaming Video

Watch the live shows here. We’ll also be uploading the individual interviews to YouTube in our normal style, and linking to them below.

Wednesday Morning (10 a.m. – 12 p.m.)

You can watch individual interviews from Wednesday morning’s show with:

Thursday Morning (10 a.m. – 12 p.m.)

You can watch individual interviews from Thursday morning’s show with:

Thursday Afternoon (4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.)

You can watch individual interviews from Thursday afternoon’s show with:

There are 9 comments

  1. Davide Grazielli

    This is awesome. Another great service brought to you by iRunFar.

    I’m just wondering how you will keep AJW confined to just 15 mins…

  2. E

    The NOAA forecast on Saturday calls for a high of 102 in Auburn. Assuming things are a few degrees hotter in the canyons, this is going to be a hell of a show.

  3. Andrew S

    This stream was extremely choppy for me. I’m just trying to figure out if I was the only one or if this was a more widespread problem. Will these be available to view on YouTube after the streams? Thanks for all you do!

    1. Bryon Powell

      Sorry about the choppiness. We’re on a wifi network and, sadly, subject to its whims. There was no buffering issue yesterday, but the network wasn’t reliable with more traffic today.

      We’ll be uploading each of these as separate interviews on YouTube based on independent recording (so not choppy).

      1. Andrew S

        All good, thanks Bryon. I appreciate the response and everything you guys do to bring this sport to us. I look forward to watching the uploads.

  4. B

    Really like the new format! There is something magical about the outdoor 1:1s (especially when everyone is standing in a lake) but the expanded scope, punditry segment, and addition of Dbo, was worth the change in venue.

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