Roes Wins Western States 100 In Record Time

Alaskan averages 9:03 per mile to eclipse Scott Jurek’s course record by 29 minutes.

Thirty-four-year-old Geoff Roes of Douglas, Alaska Roes took the lead with 12 miles to go and held it all the way to the finish line, posting a winning time of 15 hours, 7 minutes, 4 seconds to win the 100-mile Western States Endurance Run from Squaw Valley to Auburn, California Friday and Saturday. The previous course record of 15:36:27 was set by Scott Jurek in 2004. Anton Krupicka, 26, of Boulder, Colorado, was runner-up in 15:13:53.

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In the women’s race, 41-year-old Tracy Garneau of Vernon, British Columbia made her first Western States Endurance Run a memorable one, claiming victory in 19:01:55 — 14 minutes ahead of 49-year-old Meghan Arbogast of Corvallis, Oregon.

Western States Endurance Run

Men’s Results

1. Geoff Roes, 34, Douglas, AK, 15:07:04 CR*
2. Anton Krupicka, 26, Boulder, CO, 15:13:53
3. Kilian Jornet Burgada, 22, Spain, 16:04:49
4. Nick Clark, 36, Fort collins, CO, 16:05:56
5. Zachariah Miller, 34, Bozeman, MT, 16:55:17
6. Gary Robbins, 33, North Vancouver, BC, Canada, 17:06:21
7. Glen Redpath, 44, New York, NY, 17:10:06
8. Ian Sharman, 29, Scaldwell, UK, 17:26:19
9. Andy Jones-Wilkins, 42, Ketchum, ID, 17:31:24
10. Dan Barger, 44, Soda Springs, CA, 17:36:34
11. Erik Skaden, 38, Folsom, CA, 17:40:15
12. Robert Evans, 43, Pollock Pines, CA, 18:11:21
13. Neal Gorman, 33, Washington, DC, 18:14:00
14. Karl Hoagland, 45, Fairfax, CA, 18:16:27
15. Rod Bien, 37, Bend, OR, 18:19:55
*Course Record; previous 15:36:27, Scott Jurek, 2004

Women’s Results

1. Tracy Garneau, 41, Vernon, BC, Canada, 19:01:55
2. Meghan Arbogast, 49, Corvallis, OR, 19:15:58
3. Nikki Kimball, 39, Bozeman, MT, 19:23:09
4. Rory Bosio, 25, Soda Springs, CA, 19:32:07
5. Caren Spore, 42, Davis, CA, 19:34:29
6. Becky Wheeler, 35, Casper, WY, 19:58:40
7. Joelle Vaught, 35, Boise, ID, 20:19:36
8. Annette Bednosky, 43, Jefferson, NC, 20:43:04
9. Angela Shartel, 36, San Diego, CA, 21:28:06
10. Pam Smith, 35, Salem, OR, 21:36:04
11. Nicola Gildersleeve, 26, North Vancouver, BC Canada, 21:40:02
12. Suzanna Bon, 45, Sonoma, CA, 21:51:10
13. Luanne Park, 49, Redding, CA, 21:51:20
14. Diana Fitzpatrick, 52, Larkspur, CA, 21:58:36
15. Suzie Lister, 45, San Ramon, CA, 22:37:45

Complete results and race details can be found at ws100.com.

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