Western States Endurance Run

Challengers abound for Koerner

Hal Koerner can hear the footsteps. But then, that’s nothing new for the two-time defending Western States Endurance Run champion. This year instead of a faint pitter-patter, he ...

Prosthetic perseverance

They share the same first name and a love of children. Both have been standout runners since their youth and currently compete year-round in grueling endurance events across the gl ...

Pull together and make Streetscape as great as it can be

Let us “Think Auburn First.” Let’s turn a lose-lose situation in Phase 1 of the Streetscape Project for both Auburn and the endurance community into a win-win, from a divisiv ...

Public outcry tables square name change

The Auburn Urban Development Commission will hold off on plans for Auburn’s Central Square after close to 50 residents showed up to a public meeting Monday night to share their d ...

Take pride in endurance title

I have been following the commentary as regards to the issue of naming Central Square the “Endurance Plaza.” If you were a visitor to our city, what would distinguish it from P ...

Auburn’s tie to endurance runs deep

After reading the letter by Bart Ruud (Aug. 11), I want to offer a few observations in support of the proposal to name the renovated central plaza area of Auburn “Endurance Plaz ...

Tevis Cup rides into town

Potato Richardson has competed in endurance horse races all over the world including France, Germany and the United Arab Emirates. He worked with the founder of this weekend’s ...

Western States pioneer wants back on the trail

It’s been a long time coming but Andy Gonzales is on the comeback trail. In 1977, running in a borrowed pair waffle-soled Nikes, Gonzales was one of the pioneers of the Western S ...

A dominant debut

Remember that scene in the movie “Forrest Gump” where the title character goes for a run, decides to run even further each time he reaches his intended destination, then finds ...

Western States race makes registers ring

$1.5 million is a lot of money. That’s the estimated dollar amount the Western States Endurance Run brings to the Placer County economy, according to the Western States board. ...