WSER 100 – Winning combination of brains and brawn
Andrew Miller and Kaci Lickteig used winning combinations of brains and brawn to win the 2016 Western States 100 !
Contsant race lead changes and shake-ups, made this 43rd edition, spectacular !
Runners started saturday 25 th june at 5:00 am from Squaw Valley, site of the 1960 Winter Olympic Games, for a long, long, long… journey. The Western States Enduance Run, stepped in history, is truly the “Ultimate Challenge” in the U.S. for the long distance runner.
At just 20 years of age but with incredible maturity developed through six previous years of ultrarunning, Andrew Miller, wins the Western States Endurance Run in 15:39:36. He’s the youngest men’s winner ever at the race.
Didrik Hermansen takes second at the 2016 Western States Endurance Run in 16:16:10 and Jeff Browning surges to take the third in 16:30:40. Jeff was barely inside the top 20 in the first miles. But the dude is used to 100 miles and slow and steady, he raises into top ten and top 5 by mile 85 and then podium at mile 93.5. Jeff now has a couple dozen 100-mile finishes and is a true master of the second halves of races.
Kaci Lickteig wins the race in 17:57:58. Ellie Greenwood and Ann Trason are the only women to have run Western States faster. Amy Sproston takes second in 18:54:45 and Devon Yanko the third in 19:10:08.
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TO BE CONTINUED