Stephanie Howe photo by Matt Trappe

Howe and Canaday named #3 2014 UltraRunners of the Year

Stephanie Howe Western States champion Stephanie Howe checks in at number three. 2014 was a banner year for the Bend, Oregon runner as she won Western States, completed her PhD in Exercise Physiology, and got married – all within a span of four months! 2014 Race Results Race Time  Overall Place Female Place Mesquite Canyon

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Bowman and Lickteig named #4 2014 UltraRunners of the Year

Dylan Bowman Dylan Bowman is the fourth ranked runner for 2014. Bowman started the year off with a win at the Sean O’Brien 50 and finished a strong third at Western States. The Mill Valley, California based athlete is sales director for Hypoxico Altitude Training and set an unofficial record with 100 summits of Mount

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Boulet and Fejes named #5 2014 UltraRunners of the Year

Magdalena Boulet The number five woman for 2014 is Magdalena Boulet. A 2008 Olympic marathoner, Boulet made her ultra debut in December 2013 and ramped it up this year with wins at four races in five starts, including the hyper-competitive North Face Challenge Championship. Boulet, who has a masters degree in exercise physiology, works as

Brian Rusiecki photo by Bobby Gill

Rusiecki and Smith named #6 2014 UltraRunners of the Year

Brian Rusiecki Brian Rusiecki finished sixth in the voting. The South Deerfield, Massachusetts based electrical engineer set a new course record in winning the Vermont 100 and won the Bull Run Run 50 for the third straight year. He also showed off his mountain skills by placing in the top 20 at UTMB and capped

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Dannis and Browning named #7 2014 UltraRunners of the Year

Larisa Dannis Larisa Dannis had a breakthrough year to place seventh in the voting. She nailed a spot at Western States with a strong run at the Ice Age Trail 50 in May, and then beat all predictions by placing second at Western States. A web marketing specialist, she moved from New Hampshire to the

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Bitter and Falbo named #8 2014 UltraRunners of the Year

Zach Bitter Zach Bitter comes in at number eight. The Wisconsin middle-school teacher posted the fastest 100-mile time of the year and was also consistently fast at the 100K distance, winning the Mad City 100K and placing sixth in the world championships. Heretofore a road racing specialist, Bitter also placed a solid sixth at the