Friday, June 26, 2009
The Big Dance!!!
Tomorrow is the big dance, the Western States 100. Considered the Super Bowl of trail running, it the ultimate in ultra and trail running. Only so many slots are allowed every year and it has been a lottery system due to the forest service permit to get in, unless, you were one of the top 10 finishers from the previous year. Some other slots are allowed for the winner of a few other trail races, MIWOK for example. The race was cancelled last year due to the wildfires, so everyone has been waiting with eager anticipation as some of the biggest names in Ultrarunning will be towing the line tomorrow morning. With the absence of Anton Krupicka this year, I am a little less excited, but I am still stoked about it. Make sure and check in on their website tomorrow and track the athletes throughout the course. You will have plenty of time as the top time is somewhere in the neighborhood of 15 hours. I know some of the Trailnerds from KC are in it and think some from the OKC area. Log on, check it out, and cheer your favorite runner. I can't wait. Here's the link to website. Enjoy!