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Star power never lacking

It?s not that Kilian Jornet won?t be missed on Saturday at the Western States Endurance Run. The defending champion is widely considered the top ultrarunner in the world, but he st ...

Greenwood leads loaded women's field

For the first time since 2009, the Western States Endurance Run will take place on its traditional course, meaning the runners will get the full mountain experience Saturday mornin ...

Trail mix: What to eat along the way

In the second installment on Western States fueling strategies we interview Matt Keyes (MK) and Jamie Frink (JF), two WS veterans and race ringers, to determine if life follows fac ...

Holden holds out hope for WS

Steve Holden draws as much inspiration from the supportive Auburn running community as he does from the epic scenery out on the trails in the region. But the real reason he is back ...

Western States a mobile feast for runners

Editor’s note: This is the first installment in a two-part series covering fueling strategies for the upcoming Western States Endurance Run.A friend once said that an ultraru ...

"Unbreakable" to make Squaw Valley debut "Unbreakable" to make Squaw Valley debut

Any Western States runners, fans or enthusiasts looking for a little inspiration will want to check out the Tahoe-area premiere of ?Unbreakable? later this month at the Olympic Vi ...

Kilian’s latest conquest: Western States

The Western States Endurance Run’s cougar trophy is heading overseas for the first time. Kilian Jornet, who grew up running in the Pyrenes Mountains in his native Catalonia, rule ...

Why do they run? For the love of the trail

Gordon Ainsleigh wasn’t seeking endorsement deals and worldwide fame back when he joined the horses at the Tevis Cup Endurance Ride in 1974 for a 100-mile jaunt along the Western ...

Roes out of Western States

Defending champion Geoff Roes dropped out of the Western States Endurance Run Saturday at Michigan Bluff. The 35-year-old Roes was well off the pace of then-leaders Kilian Jornet a ...

It’s more than a two-man race

Always in search of a vigorous challenge, Geoff Roes wasn’t sure he would find it at the Western States Endurance Run after he shattered the course record at the 100-mile trail r ...

Lundy’s in it for the long haul

Kevin Lundy is worried his wife Diana will never stop running. Diana Lundy, 57 of Cool, is taking on the Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run for the sixth time Saturday and has ...

Western States course taking a detour

Organizers of the Western States Endurance run figured 100 miles with more than 40,000 feet of climbing and descending in conditions ranging from cold darkness to blazing canyons w ...

Roosen relishing each run

Paul Roosen enjoys taking in the beautiful scenery and challenging himself as he hits the trail to prepare for ultramarathons. But perhaps the biggest benefit of his hobby comes wh ...

Quick hits from the trail and the field

If you’re in need of a little reminder of the thrill of competition at Western States, check out the trailer for the film, “Unbreakable: The Western States 100.” The movie is ...

Barger blazing new trails

Dan Barger completed the Tevis Cup endurance ride nearly 30 years ago at the age of 15. He was a pacer at the Western States Endurance Run at the age of 18 and then ran the 100-mi ...