Olson and Arbogast named #4 UltraRunners of the Year

Timothy Olson (Shahid Ali photo)

Timothy Olson (Shahid Ali photo)

Timothy Olson

Western States 100 winner Timothy Olson comes in at number 4. Many observers think that Olson’s Western States win – 15:17:27 on a 102-degree day – is the most impressive time in the race’s venerable history. A massage therapist from Ashland, Oregon, Olson slowed in the final yards to carry his 10-month-old son Tristan across the finish line. Olson was also top American at UTMB, finishing fourth overall.

2013 Race Results

Place Time Event Distance (Miles)
1 4:18:23 Bandera 31
15 7:09:15 Lake Sonoma 50
2 6:53:29 Ray Miller 50
5 19:46:33 Run Rabbit Run – Hare 100
7 5:47:10 Speedgoat 31
2 8:56:46 Tarawera 62
4 7:11:53 Transvulcania 53
4 21:38:23 UTMB 104.3
1 15:17:27 Western States 100

Meghan Arbogast (John Medinger photo)

Meghan Arbogast (John Medinger photo)

Meghan Arbogast

Meghan Arbogast gives all appearances of being like a fine wine, only improving as she ages. Now 52, Arbogast won Way Too Cool, the largest 50K in the US, and placed well in highly competitive events like Western States, Lake Sonoma 50, and White River 50. A coach and massage therapist, Arbogast recently moved from Corvallis, Oregon to Cool, California.

2013 Race Results

Place Female Place Time Event Distance (miles)
28 7 12:23:27 Bandera 62
3 1 4:04:29 Ice Age 31
33 5 8:15:58 Lake Sonoma 50
8 2 4:47:49 Ray Miller 31
3 1 7:50:31 Tokyo-Shibamata (JPN) 62
222 13 32:55:37 UTMB (FRA) 104.3
23 1 4:06:45 Way Too Cool 31
18 4 19:30:50 Western States 100
19 2 8:37:20 White River 50