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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

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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

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Harrison and Swanson named #9 2014 UltraRunners of the Year

Emily Harrison Emily Harrison is our number nine ranked woman for 2014. The Virginia native, now living in Flagstaff, Arizona, had a stellar year capped by a win at the IAU World Championship 50K in Qatar. She also set course records at the Caumsett 50K (posting the second fastest 50K in U.S. history) and the

Alex Varner photo by Matt Trappe

Varner and Kimball named #10 2014 UltraRunners of the Year

We start our countdown with the tenth ranked runners for 2014. Alex Varner Alex Varner of Mill Valley, California checks in at our number 10 runner. Varner ran four races – all of them large, highly competitive events – and placed highly in all. Varner, who has an MBA from the University of North Carolina,