Geoff Roes post-2010 WS 100 interview) Dakota Jones already has an impressive ultra resume, but he would say that he’s yet to ace a 100 miler despite his second place finish at this year’s Hardrock 100. (Dakota Jones post-2011 Hardrock video) Both runners have had a single taste of European racing: Geoff at the rain-cancelled portion of the 2010 The North Face Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc and Dakota at the 20-mile Sierre-Zinal in Switzerland a few weeks ago. This weekend they’ll get a second chance to challenge the world’s top trail runners at this year’s UTMB.Geoff Roes remains the man to beat among American 100 milers. (
In the following interview, Geoff and Dakota discuss their European trail racing experiences, what they’re looking forward to this weekend, the competition, and more.