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Happy Tuesday, trail friends. Saturday was the 50th running of the Western States Endurance Run from Palisades Tahoe to Auburn. We were once again treated to an exceptional race with new athletes emerging as top contenders and seasoned veterans breaking through barriers once thought impossible. A perfect combination!
In our featured piece, Doug Mayer profiles Katie Schide, who finished second at Western. She told him, “I really have no idea how the race will play out and that is exactly why we’re all addicted to this sport, right?”
“A virtuoso performance“: Courtney Dauwalter (📸: 2) won the woman’s race in a blistering 15:29, taking 78 minutes off Ellie Greenwood’s longstanding women’s course record, and solidifying Dauwalter as the best of her generation, if not all time. Katie Schide (📸: 3), who we profiled last week, also broke the previous course record and finished in second place (meanwhile her partner Germain Grangier won the 90km du Mont-Blanc in Chamonix).
Want more racing? Check out Justin Mock’s “This Week in Running,” then take a look at these upcoming events that are still open for registration.
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