In the footsteps of history with WSER 100
One of the most arduous organized running events in the U.S., the Western States 100 is truly the “Ultimate Challenge” for the long distance runner.
Western States Endurance Run, also known as Western States 100, is an ultra-marathon of 100 miles (161 km), 5486 m+ and 7000 m-, which takes place every year last weekend of june in Sierra Nevada, California.
This race, with historic setting, following the original trails used by the gold and silver minners of the 1850′, has come to represents one the ultimate endurance challenge for the long distance runner in the world. According to legend, it is Gordy Ainsleigh who traveled the 100 miles of the Western States Endurance Run first in 23 hours and 47 minutes in 1974, deciding to do it on foot rather than horseback as had been the case at the time of the Western States Trail Ride.
In 2012 Timothy Olson win the race in 14h46’44’’ being the first man who drop to below 15 hours . The second, south african Ryan Sandes, also broke the old record in 15h03’56, just like Ellie Greenwood in 16h47’19’.
We will tackle that 43rd edition this weekend with a lot of elite athletes : François D’Haene (FRA), Ruby Muir (NZL), Tofol Castaner Bernat (ESP), Didrick Hermansen (NOR), Uxule Fraile (ESP), and many others…
Welcome in this legendary race, monument of trail running in the world where entry should not been taken lightly !
Find out the official press release here.
More information on their website.
TO BE CONTINUED