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Art ...
(asandh) - F
Krupicka v.s. Jornet - Western States 100 on 06/26/2010 07:46:28 MDT Print View

for those who follow this kind of thing :

Anton Krupicka (great new American ultra trail runner)
v.s.
Killian Jornet (greatest young European ultra runner)

going head to head this weekend (right now) in the Western States 100 miler.

Western States

Thom Darrah
(thomdarrah) - MLife

Locale: Southern Oregon
Western States 100 on 06/26/2010 18:22:32 MDT Print View

Art, Thanks for the link. Eighty miles in and both are running strong.

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Western States 100 on 06/26/2010 19:16:26 MDT Print View

Kilian seems to have dropped back at 85, passed by Roes. Very interesting!

Art ...
(asandh) - F
Re: Re: Western States 100 on 06/26/2010 19:49:38 MDT Print View

Roes is very strong.
He holds the record on the Wasatch 100, second hardest 100 miler in America.
Maybe Kilian is just too young and not seasoned enough yet.

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Re: Re: Western States 100 on 06/26/2010 19:53:57 MDT Print View

Roes has passed Krupika at 90!

Jonathan Ryan
(Jkrew81) - F - M

Locale: White Mtns
Re: Krupicka v.s. Jornet - Western States 100 on 06/26/2010 20:35:51 MDT Print View

amazing race today, have been glued to the updates. Watching the live streaming feed of the finish line now!

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Re: Krupicka v.s. Jornet - Western States 100 on 06/26/2010 20:47:22 MDT Print View

Roes finishes like nobody's business! It's amazing how he pulled away from Krupika near the end.

Art ...
(asandh) - F
Re: Western States 100 on 06/26/2010 21:13:34 MDT Print View

Amazing race.
Great win for Roes.
Roes hung back in 3rd till Anton crushed Kilian at mile 85, then he pulled alongside and passed Anton at mile 90.
New course record.

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Re: Western States 100 on 06/26/2010 22:15:37 MDT Print View

Kilian really faded over the last 15 miles. Finished almost an hour behind Roes. Great race!

Eugene Smith
(Eugeneius) - MLife

Locale: Nuevo Mexico
"Krupicka v.s. Jornet - Western States 100" on 06/27/2010 09:05:39 MDT Print View

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!

Al Shaver
(Al_T.Tude) - F - M

Locale: High Sierra and CA Central Coast
New Record on 07/13/2010 13:31:09 MDT Print View

Geoff Roes' record time referred to above was 15:07:04