Thursday, June 27, 2013

Western States part 2

For Great coverage of Western States check out Irunfar they even have a prediction contest.  Here is how I see the women's field stacking up....

#1 Rory Bosio
Rory has been in the top 5 each of the three years she has run Western States. With Ellie Greenwood (defending champ) out look for her to be close to breaking 18 hours.

#2 Nikki Kimball
Kimball is not new to Western States and has even multiple wins.  Since the fall she has only done one event and looks to be in good form.  I expect her and Rory to duke it out for the lead.

#3 Aliza Lapierre
Since her last Western States where she finished 3rd among the ladies Aliza put a good showing on the trails of Colorado at Leadville finishing in the top 5.  Look for her to finish among the leaders.

#4 Amy Sproston
Sproston has won in the past at JFK, Pine to Palm, and Mt Hood.  Last year she won Gold at the World Championships 100k.  I hope that she can break 19 hours and crack the top 5 this year.

Rounding out the top 10
#5 Ashley Nordell
#6 Meg Arbogast
#7 Emily Harrison
#8 Pam Smith
#9 Denise Bourassa
#10 Melaine Peters

Good luck to all runners.  Hope to see you on the track real soon.

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