Congrats to all the Western States runners! Not to take away from the endurance spectacle up front that Anton, Roes and Kilian put down for the entire 100 miles, but no one should ignore the amazing effort that Nick Clark from Fort Collins put down. Clark moved up the ranks consistently and appeared to get better after the Rucky Chucky station. Nick was slightly off the radar going into the big dance, recently winning my states Jemez 5O mile endurance race in May as well as the Ghost Town Ultra in Jan. of this year. Nick moved up the ranks yesterday and put the heat on Jornet in the last 10 miles, this is absolutely amazing! He was the darkhorse and I almost lost a round of pints at the pub to my trail running buddy on this guy! I had Anton all the way, Geoff closed this race in such a flash of brilliance, it's unbelievable what he did. Jurek surely felt his balloon deflate, Roes shattered the 2004 course record by almost 30 minutes. No 3-peat for Koerner this year.
I'm running the Deadman Peaks 50 Miler on the CDT Oct. 23rd and events such as the one that took place yesterday is completely inspiring and motivating to me!