Western States lottery day is cruel to most, and Tom Morton and Scott Slater know that feeling as well as anyone. Morton, 42, of Chicopee, Mass., and Slater, 41, of Guilford, Conn., were two of nine ultrarunners in the lottery for a record eighth consecutive year. Nobody has tried longer than them to gain a spot at the starting line of the Western States Endurance Run, the sport’s original 100-mile footrace. Continue reading After 8 Years, Morton and Slater’s Western States Wait is Over
The 47th annual Western States Endurance Run won’t take place until June 27-28, 2020, when 369 runners will once again toe the starting line of ultrarunning’s original 100-miler in Squaw Valley, Calif., and journey through mountains and over singletrack trails to the finish line on the Placer High School track in Auburn, Calif. The first round of excitement for the race always cranks up seven months early, however, with the lottery that will determine the fates of thousands of Western States hopefuls.
Continue reading Western States Dreams to be Decided in Lottery for 165 Ultrarunners from New England
Six months following Kyle Robidoux’s barrier-breaking moment when he became the first legally blind runner to start the legendary Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run, a film documenting the experience will make its local premiere. Continue reading Film Documenting Robidoux’s Western States Experience Set for Nov. 7
Seven New England residents and two former Bay Staters took part in a wild weekend at the 46th annual Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run. The former residents had fine days – former Boston resident Kyle Pietari, 32, now of Edgewater, Colo., earned his fourth straight top-10 finish, placing 10th overall in 15:56:15, and former Hudson resident Liz Canty, 27, now of Huntsville, Ala., finished 13th in the women’s field in 20:55:49 – and many of the current residents had memorable weekends, too. Continue reading New England Highlights from the 46th Annual Western States Endurance Run
Months of waiting and training are over. For seven New England residents and 362 of their fellow dreamers, the 46th annual Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run is under way. Continue reading Western States 2019: Resources for Following the Race
It took seven years of trying, but Oliver Truog finally had his name drawn in the lottery for the Western States Endurance Run. Continue reading Five From New England Selected in Western States Lottery
Twenty-four Massachusetts residents threw their names in the hat for the 2019 Hardrock 100 lottery, but the Bay State was shut out of the drawing on Saturday, Dec. 1. In fact, only one New England resident was among the 140 runners selected for the race. Continue reading Fegyveresi is Lone New England Resident Selected in Hardrock Lottery