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Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run June 24-25, 2006

The runners thought they were going to face miles of snow in the high country...and they did. What they did not expect was the record 107 degree heat that blanketed the trail from Squaw to Auburn. 50% of runners DNF'd and overall finish times were about 2 hours slower than usual. It was a tough day for everyone and those who did not finish were in the company of some phenomenal runners. I was touched by the perseverence of the runners.
Mary eats
Mary eats
Mary eats with eye contact
Mary eats with eye contact
Mary eats with whipped cream on nose
Mary eats with whipped cream on nose
Mary eats for the camera
Mary eats for the camera
Sunnyside gang
Sunnyside gang
Friday's pre-race dinner
Friday's pre-race dinner
Kristin Jossi eats Hula Pie
Kristin Jossi eats Hula Pie
David in line for the Friday AM check in
David in line for the Friday AM check in
Kristin with the great smile!
Kristin with the great smile!
Keith Knipling
Keith Knipling
Scott Jacaway gets his blood pressure measured
Scott Jacaway gets his blood pressure measured
Olga Varlamova & Catra
Olga Varlamova & Catra
Maura Schwartz & me
Maura Schwartz & me
Terri Rhodes paints one nail for each WS aid station
Terri Rhodes paints one nail for each WS aid station
Marty Hoffman's box seats for the pre-race meeting (he will finish in 25:25)
Marty Hoffman's box seats for the pre-race meeting (he will finish in 25:25)
Leah Jurek helps at 4am Saturday with the runner number pick up
Leah Jurek helps at 4am Saturday with the runner number pick up
Scott Jurek M1, 7X consecutive WS100 winner, greets the runners the morning on the race
Scott Jurek M1, 7X consecutive WS100 winner, greets the runners the morning on the race
David gets his number 111 (a number he can't wear upside down!)
David gets his number "111" (a number he can't wear upside down!)
David & RD Greg Soderlund
David & RD Greg Soderlund
Davd & RD Greg Soderlund
Davd & RD Greg Soderlund
David
David
David & Scott Jurek
David & Scott Jurek
David & Scott Jurek
David & Scott Jurek
Bob Lind, MD
Bob Lind, MD
Mary Gorski
Mary Gorski
Mary, Ian Stevens & David
Mary, Ian Stevens & David
David & me
David & me
David & me
David & me
Dan Moores, owner of the Auburn Running Store, will finish his first 100-miler in 25:30
Dan Moores, owner of the Auburn Running Store, will finish his first 100-miler in 25:30
Dave Remington pins his number
Dave Remington pins his number
Royce
Royce
Stan Nowakowski
Stan Nowakowski
Barry Fisher hands out the numbers
Barry Fisher hands out the numbers
Keith Knipling (will finish in 25:46)
Keith Knipling (will finish in 25:46)
pins his number
pins his number
Stan
Stan
Kristin's crew: Mark, Chris & sister Heather
Kristin's crew: Mark, Chris & sister Heather
getting pinned up
getting pinned up
Kristin & her crew/pacer
Kristin & her crew/pacer
Kari Borka (will finish in 29:07)
Kari Borka (will finish in 29:07)
Olga gets her number (will finish in 28:25)
Olga gets her number (will finish in 28:25)
Mark Swanson
Mark Swanson
Olga
Olga
positive thoughts reminder
positive thoughts reminder
pre-race food....
pre-race food....
....eaten by Guess Who?!?
....eaten by Guess Who?!?
everybody loves Mary
everybody loves Mary
Mike Ashcraft (medical aid captain), Jay Batchen (25:22) & me at Robinson Flat
Mike Ashcraft (medical aid captain), Jay Batchen (25:22) & me at Robinson Flat
Bob Lind & me at Michigan Bluff
Bob Lind & me at Michigan Bluff
runner & pacer
runner & pacer
David Nieman & the Appalachian State University researchers from Boone, NC & Dr. Jack Bukowski
David Nieman & the Appalachian State University researchers from Boone, NC & Dr. Jack Bukowski
Runner into Devil's Thumb Aid Station
Runner into Devil's Thumb Aid Station
Chuck Dumke at work
Chuck Dumke at work
Tim Twietmeyer finishes 25 (20:33) and Nikki Kimball steals first place female (19:25, 3rd overall)
Tim Twietmeyer finishes 25 (20:33) and Nikki Kimball steals first place female (19:25, 3rd overall)
post-race foot soak
post-race foot soak
ASU Quercetin study
ASU Quercetin study
Gordy finishes
Gordy finishes
tries to spit for the study
tries to spit for the study
Gordy
Gordy