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Geoff Roes Shatters Trail Ultra Course Record

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Mar. 22, 2011
  • Updated Mar. 22, 2011 at 10:52 AM UTC
Geoff Roes won

Geoff Roes dominated the Chuckanut 50K in 3:41:15, shattering the previous course record.

He is arguably one of the best ultra runners in the world.

Geoff Roes continues to dominate the ultra scene. Last year’s winner of the Western States 100 won last weekend’s Chuckanut 50K trail ultra, covering the difficult course in Bellingham, Wash. in three hours 41 minutes and 15 seconds.

The 34-year-old champion passed the race’s eventual runner-up, Michael Smith, 22 miles into the race.

“I felt surprisingly good and it’s always fun to win,” Roes said afterwards. “I’ve had some tough races I’ve won and I’ve had some easier races I haven’t done as well in.”

Ultrarunning Magazine named Roes their male ultrarunner of the year in 2008 and 2009.  The same magazine also awarded Roes with its “Performance of the Year” after he won Western States with a new course record.

A month after his Western States victory, Roes won the 24-mile Crow’s Pass Crossing in Alaska–setting a course record there.

Roes has been living in Alaska, but moved to Nederland, Colorado last year. However, he recently wrote on his blog that he is planning on returning to Alaska.

For More: Anchorage Daily News

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Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at Competitor.com and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

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