Western States 2013

Pam Smith rebounds to win cougar trophy at Western States

  Pam Smith knows what it’s like to spend all night on the trail, struggling to put one foot in front of the other and aspiring to “just finish” the Western ...

51-year-old woman finishes Western States in nick of time

51-year-old Colleen Ford of Salt Lake City finished the 40th Western States 100-Mile Endurance run with just five minutes to spare on Sunday.  The Utah runner, who beat ...

Olson, Western States runners take sweltering heat in stride

  An overwhelming majority of runners in Saturday’s 40th Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run found a way to beat the heat.  Timothy Olson, the defendin ...

Olson blazes through heat to repeat in Western States 100

Timothy Olson suffered a bit more from the oppressive heat, and he got to carry his young son Tristan across the finish line. Otherwise, his 2013 Western States Endurance Run looke ...

Western States 100 winner expected to arrive at Placer High around 8 to 8:30 p.m.

Western States runners are finding a way to beat the heat. Race director Craig Thornley predicts the winner of the 40th Western States 100-Mile Endurance will arrive at Placer Hig ...

Western States could test for performance-enhancing drugs in future

  A sign of the times, the world’s oldest 100-mile trail race recently added a new rule on performance-enhancing drugs.  “The Western States 100-Mile Endura ...

Western States women’s preview: Defending cougar trophy winner Greenwood out with stress fracture

Ellie Greenwood’s bright smile is present in Squaw Valley this week, but her fleet feet will not be scampering down the Western States Trail. A stress fracture in her foot i ...

Western States men’s preview: Defending champ Olson ‘excited’ to see what others can do

Even the soft-spoken, unassuming Timothy Olson couldn’t remain under the radar after what he accomplished on the historic Western States Trail in 2012. When you run the fast ...

Humidity, heat to challenge Western States 100 runners

Heat and humidity will be a major challenge for the field of runners vying for a silver buckle in this weekend’s Western States 100 Endurance Run from Squaw Valley to Auburn. ...

40th Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run set for Saturday

The race from Squaw Valley to the Endurance Capital of the World is set for Saturday. Starting at 5 a.m., a field of 369 entrants are expected to take part in the 40th running of ...