Pre-2011 Western States 100 Story Roundup

A round up of pre-race 2011 Western States 100 stories and interviews.

By on June 22, 2011 | 8 comments

[With this year’s race in the history books, we’ve posted a similar collection of post-race 2011 Western States 100 stories.]

While we think we’ve pulled together some great pre-Western States content (see the righthand sidebar) and Western States 100 logowill be interviewing numerous runners over the next few days, many others have written worthwhile stories about the race or interviewed top contenders. Below, we share some of these with you and we encourage you to let iRunFar readers know of additional pre-race stories in the comments. We’ll be updating this article as we learn of other resources.

Before we get started, we’d like to remind you that if you don’t want to miss any of our Western States coverage, you can subscribe via RSS or via email.

Also, if you want to follow along on race day, we’ll be tweeting live from the course all day, so be sure to follow iRunFar on Twitter.

Competitor Pre-Race Blog Posts

Competitor Interviews (in alphabetical order)

Race Overviews

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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.