Tag: Western States 100
Scott Jurek is a true legend of Ultramarathoning. He came on to chat about his amazing career, where he won the Western States 100 seven times in a row and Badwater twice. As he heads into the 20th and final year of racing at the highest level, it was great to catch up.
Ellie Greenwood had an amazing year in 2012. Not only did she run the London Marathon in 2:43 in April and the Vancouver Marathon in 2:42 a month later, she also took second at the infamous Comrades Marathon in South Africa, and won the Western States 100 for the second year in a row, this time breaking the course record. What a talent!
Tyler Stewart has made the move from professional triathlete to ultrarunner and will be attempting her first Western States 100 next weekend. She is an Ironman champion who gave up a sport with prize money and sponsorship for the pure love of the trails. The big question, of course, is why.
Amy Palmiero-Winters lost her leg at the age of 18 in a motorcycle accident in 1994 and she’ll tell you in no uncertain terms that it was the best thing that ever happened to her. After over 20 operations to try and save her leg, Amy had it amputated three years later at the age of 21. She is a mother of two, a runner, a triathlete and in 2009 she became the first amputee to win an ultramarathon outright and to make the US National Team going to France this summer. In 2010 she will attempt to finish both the Western States 100 and Badwater. Amy was a blast to chat with.
Cancer cost Amy Dodson lost her left leg below the knee and her left lung. But those setbacks have done little to slow Amy down. She was the first leg amputee to finish the Boston Marathon back in 2001 and now has her sights set on completing the Western States 100 on June 26th.