View Full Version : 100 miles, 100 degree temp, 41,000 ft...

John B
06-25-2009, 15:04
... of elevation change, and all in 15 hours. What else could it be than the infamous Western States Ultra, this Saturday.

For the truly insane, next month is the Bad Water Ultra. If you've never seen the documentary "Running on the Sun," it's incredible. Check it out.

I ain't never gonna snivel again after a 20-mile day.

Ridge Rat
06-25-2009, 15:30
I read about the western states in dean karnazes book. That looks awsome. And the kenyans cry about the boston marathon

06-25-2009, 16:37
I don't think I could run, walk, limp and crawl over the 41,000ft mark horizontally in 100 degree weather.

06-25-2009, 18:05
Brian Robinson will be in the western states on Sat.
I wish him luck.

06-25-2009, 18:54
I was in Leadville Colorado a few years ago for the Leadville 100. That was pretty impressive too. My hat is off to anyone that even attempts something like this. I cant imagine running the equivilent of up and down Mt Everest in a single day. WOW.

Lone Wolf
06-25-2009, 19:43
the Hardrock 100 is the toughest of them all. The Barkley too

06-26-2009, 13:18
Not to knock, but the WS100 isn't the toughest 100 miler by any means. 41,000k of change is somewhat deceiving. 18K gain and 24K loss or something and not at elevation (I think the race hits close to 9k in the beginning, but then its all downhill to Auburn @ 1k or something).

But it is one of the most, if not, the most popular 100 miler. Kick ass race, awesome competition! Best of luck to all running tomorrow!