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Kilian Jornet, Ellie Greenwood Win Western States

 
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Auburn, California, June 25. Kilian Jornet of Spain is the winner of the 38th annual Western States 100. Jornet bested Mike Wolfe in a tight duel over the last 22 miles, maintaining a small lead throughout, and won by four minutes.

Men
1. Kilian Jornet, 23, Puigcerda, Spain, 15:34:24
2. Mike Wolfe, 33, Helena, MT, 15:38:29
3. Nick Clark, 37, Fort Collins, CO, 15:50:23
4. Jez Bragg, 30, Wimborne, UK, 15:55:08
5. Tsuyoshi Kaburaki, 42, Machida, Japan, 16:07:04 (new masters record, old record Kaburaki, 16:24:55, 2009)
6. Timothy Olson, 27, Ashland, OR, 16:18:42
7. Graham Cooper, 41, Piedmont, CA, 16:34:41
8. Dave Mackey, 41, Boulder, CO, 16:36:21
9. Andy Jones-Wilkins, 43, Ketchum, ID, 16:39:30
10. Ian Sharman, 30, San Jose, CA, 16:40:19

A record 14 men broke 17 hours.

In the women's race, Ellie Greenwood put on a late surge to pass Kami Semick at the 95 mile mark and win in 17:55:33. Greenwood's time was the second fastest women's time in race history. Semick and three-time winner Nikki Kimball waged a fierce sprint on the track with Semick outkicking Kimball by about 10 yards for second. Meghan Arbogast broke the women's 50-59 age group record by more than 3 hours.


Women
1. Ellie Greenwood, 32, Banff, AB, 17:55:33
2. Kami Semick, 44, Bend, OR, 18:17:34
3. Nikki Kimball, 40, Bozeman, MT, 18:17:39
4. Tracy Garneau, 42, Vernon, BC, 18:22:15
5. Rory Bosio, 26, Soda Springs, CA, 18:37:28
6. Aliza Lapierre, 30, Williston, VT, 18:45:37
7. Meghan Arbogast, 50, Corvallis, OR, 18:50:32 (new 50-59 record, old record 21:58:37 by Diana Fitzpatrick, 2010)
8. Amy Sproston, 37, Portland, OR, 19:36:29
9. Becky Wheeler, 36, Casper, WY, 19:47:05
10. Pam Smith, 36, Salem, OR, 20:40:57

There were 125 finishers in less than 24 hours, the last of whom, Elizabeth Carrion of Fair Lawn, New Jersey, provided the assembled throng with a huge thrill by sprinting in around the track in a furios fashion to finish in 23:59:44. A total of 310 runners finished within the 30-hour time limit.

Photo at left: Kilian Jornet at Foresthill, mile 62 (John Medinger photo)