Q: First of all congratulations on consecutive UROY awards– how does 2014 compare to 2013? It’s a huge honor for me to be voted Ultra Runner of the Year. It was a year full of amazing performances by so many great runners and individuals, to be honored with this distinction a second time has left
Q: First of all congratulations on your third UROY in four years– how does 2014 compare to 2011 and 2012? Winning UROY in 2014 is different because I have raced and won less ultras than I did in 2012 and I know that there are many other women out there who have also had great
Ellie Greenwood Ellie Greenwood is the female Ultra Runner of the Year. It’s the third time she has won the award in the past four years. After missing most of 2013 with injuries, she rebounded in the spring with a win at the Chuckanut 50K and followed that with a thrilling come-from-behind win at the
UltraRunners of the Year 1981-2013 Year Female Male 2014 Ellie Greenwood Rob Krar 2013 Michele Yates Rob Krar 2012 Ellie Greenwood Mike Morton 2011 Ellie Greenwood Dave Mackey 2010 Tracy Garneau Geoff Roes 2009 Kami Semick Geoff Roes 2008 Kami Semick Jorge Pacheco 2007 Nikki Kimball Scott Jurek 2006 Anne Lundblad Karl Meltzer 2005 Anne
As best I can tell, the GPS mile is somewhere between eight and nine tenths of a mile as measured by a steel tape, a wheel, a surveyor or even a laser beam. Even at a race held on a paved, certified, one-mile loop, the race director was accosted by runners during the event, swearing that the loop distance was far more than a mile… their GPS measurements proved it.
I cannot believe that I was brave enough to even start this event. One hundred miles actually WAS quite enough for me each of my 15 experiences, thank you. Yet, when I first heard about the 200-mile loop around Lake Tahoe, I knew I had to do it.