Morton and Sproston named #10 UltraRunners of the Year

We start our countdown with the tenth ranked runners for 2013.

Mike Morton

Mike Morton (Glenn Tachiyama photo)

Mike Morton

Mike Morton, who won the Ultra Runner of the Year in 2012, is the number 10 runner for 2013. Morton, who lives in Lithia, Florida and is a Master Sergeant in the U.S. Army, won the Rocky Raccoon 100 Mile and ran a swift 13:14 while winning the Iron Horse 100.  He placed third at Western States, running only five minutes slower than his winning time from 1997, and on a blistering hot day.

2013 Race Results

Place Time Event Distance (miles)
1 13:14:31 Iron Horse 100
1 14:28:09 Rocky Raccoon 100
3 15:45:21 Western States 100

Amy Sproston

Amy Sproston (Andre Blumberg photo)

Amy Sproston

Amy Sproston of Portland, Oregon checks in at number 10 for the women. Sproston works as a compliance officer for Mercy Corps, a non-profit global aid organization. Her work takes her overseas frequently, which helps explain ultra wins in both Japan and Turkey. She also won the Ray Miller 50 Mile and finished third at the Western States 100.

2013 Race Results

Place Female Place Time Event Distance (miles)
3 9:44:00 Hasetune Cup (JPN) 44
27 3 8:04:11 Lake Sonoma 50
10 1 8:38:20 Ray Miller 50
16 3 19:25:11 Western States 100
1 1 7:12:51 Iznik/Orhangazi Ultra (TRK) 50
3 1 7:50:31 Tokyo-Shibamata (JPN) 62

 

  • http://www.strongerrunners.com/ StrongerRunner

    Two awesome choices. They both deserve the recognition.