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Timothy Olson, Ellie Greenwood Smash Records at Western States

 
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Auburn, California, June 23. Timothy Olson of Ashland, Oregon smashed the course record at the 39th annual Western States 100. Olson's record time was 14:46:44. Ryan Sandes of South Africa, the 2011 Leadville Trail 100 champ, was also under Geoff Roes' previous course record, finishing second in 15:03:56.

Ellie Greenwood of North Vancouver, BC ran a stunning 16:47:19 to destroy Ann Trason's 18-year-old course record. Greenwood took the lead from Lizzy Hawker of Switzerland in Eldorado Canyon just after the midway point of the race and steadily pulled away for the women's win.

An unusual late June storm created cold, rainy conditions for the first 30 miles and kept temperatures more than 20 degrees below normal throughout the day. The high temperature at Devil's Thumb at the top of Deadwood Canyon was 53 degrees.

Men
1. Timothy Olson, 28, Ashland, OR, 14:46:44 (course record, old record 15:07:04 by Geoff Roes, 2010)
2. Ryan Sandes, 30, Cape Town, South Africa, 15:03:56
3. Nick Clark, 38, Fort Collins, CO, 15:44:09
4. Dave Mackey, 42, Boulder, CO, 15:53:36
5. Ian Sharman, 31, Bend, OR, 15:54:38
6. Zeke Tiernan, 36, Basalt, CO, 15:57:59
7. Dylan Bowman, 26, Aspen, CO, 16:03:24
8. Jorge Maravilla, 34, Vallejo, CA, 16:05:30
9. Joe Uhan, 34, Eugene, OR, 16:13:14
10. Neal Gorman, 35, Charlottesville, VA, 16:18:40

Women
1. Ellie Greenwood, 33, North Vancouver, BC, 16:47:19 (course record, old record 17:37:51 by Ann Trason, 1994)
2. Rory Bosio, 27, Soda Springs, CA, 18:08:06
3. Aliza Lapierre, 31, Williston, VT, 18:18:29
4. Krissy Moehl, 34, Boulder, CO, 18:29:15
5. Nikki Kimball, 41. Bozeman, MT, 18:31:39
6. Lizzy Hawker, 35, Scuol, Switzerland, 18:32:20
7. Tina Lewis, 39, Boulder, CO, 19:09:49
8. Amy Sproston, 38, Portland, OR. 19:11:02
9. Ashley Nordell, 32, Sisters, OR, 19:26:30
10. Meghan Arbogast, 51, Corvallis, OR 19:45:24


photo above: Timothy Olson by Glenn Tachiyama
below: Ellie Greenwood by Joe McCladdie