For the second year in a row, Rob Krar won the Western States 100 with at time of 14:48:59. The race is the mother of all 100 mile races organized around the world. It is run along the Western States Trail from Squaw Valley to Auburn in California since 1974. Had Rob run a little more than two minutes faster, he would have established a new record for the course. Seth Swanson took the second place, just like he did last year. He still managed to run faster this year with a time of 15:17:28. 20-year-old Jared Hazen got the third place in 15:37:55.
Magdalena Boulet topped the women’s field, finishing the race in 19:05:21. Despite going off course in the first half of the race, she managed to push herself and finish the race with a 15-minute lead over Kaci Lickteig (19:20:31). Stephanie Howe completed the course in 19:32:58, taking the third place.