Winning an ultramarathon these days is a pretty colossal achievement, one that most of us can only dream about – what with the growth of the sport, the emergence of younger faster runners and the sheer number of tough, experienced and gritty competitors in ultrarunning. Quite simply one has to have a AAA race and
2013 saw nearly a 10% jump in the number of racers from 2012.
UltraRunning Magazine Runners of the Year 1981 – 2013 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
Runners that had four or more wins in 2013. With races that had more than 50 entrants. Women Number of Runners MICHELE YATES, 31, CO The North Face Championship 50 Mile 7:21:51 394 Bandera 100K 10:08:48 186 Nueces 50 Mile 6:53:25 85 Bootlegger 50K 4:19:50 78 Indiana 100 Mile 17:35:17 57 KACI LICKTEIG, 27, NE
Thank you to our 2013 panel of judges David Horton – elite ultra and FKT runner, race founder and director (Hellgate, Promise Land and others) and professor of ultra running; Don Allison, former Publisher, UltraRunning magazine; Gary Cantrell, RD, Barkley and Strolling Jim; John Catts, RD, Quad Dipsea; Ed Demoney, founder, Old Dominion 100; Chrissy Ferguson, RD, Arkansas
Updated 12/15/2013, this is a reference of best times recorded for the following distances.