Ellie Greenwood Breaks WS100 Record by 50 minutes

by Montrail on June 25, 2012

Montrail athlete Ellie Greenwood ran to a course record in under 17 hours on her way to being crowned 2012 Western States 100 female champion on Saturday, June 23. Greenwood finished with a time of 16:47:19, knocking 50 minutes off of Ann Trason’s legendary course record set in 1994. See the video of her strong finish here.

“The weather was nasty, it was cold and wet early on but then going down the canyons you’re actually happy you’re going into the canyons where it’d be warm. It definitely made it faster, for sure,” said Greenwood. “I think I’ve done a course record that even I might have trouble beating!” – Ellie


 
Three new Western States course records were set this year, including the men’s course record (Timothy Olson), the women’s course record (Ellie Greenwood) and the men’s masters course record (Dave Mackey).

The celebration after breaking the WS100 record by 50 minutes. | Photo Luis Escobar

 

An interview with Ellie at the finish line of the 2012 Western States 100.

 

Ellie Greenwood. [Enlarge] | Photo Brett Rivers

 

Ellie was well on her way to smashing a long-lasting course record
held by Ann Trason when Ellie flew up to the river crossing Saturday.

 
Western States 100 Women’s Top 10 Results

Ellie Greenwood (Montrail) – 16:47:19 (Course Record)
Rory Bosio (The North Face) – 18:08:06
Aliza Lapierre (Salomon) – 18:18:29
Krissy Moehl (Patagonia/UltrAspire) – 18:29:15
Nikki Kimball (The North Face) – 18:31:39
Lizzy Hawker (The North Face) – 18:32:20
Tina Lewis – 19:09:49
Amy Sproston (Montrail) – 19:11:02
Ashley Nordell (Pearl Izumi) – 19:26:30
Meghan Arbogast (Sunsweet) – 19:45:24

Western States 100 Men’s Top 10 Results

Timothy Olson (Pearl Izumi) – 14:46:44 (Course Record)
Ryan Sandes (Salomon) – 15:03:56
Nick Clark (Pearl Izumi) – 15:44:09
Dave Mackey (Hoka One One) – 15:53:36 (Masters Course Record)
Ian Sharman (The North Face) – 15:54:38
Zeke Tiernan – 15:57:59
Dylan Bowman (Pearl Izumi) – 16:03:24
Jorge Maravilla (Salomon) – 16:05:30
Joe Uhan (Sunsweet) – 16:13:14
Neal Gorman (Salomon) – 16:18:40

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