With Jerry Hill, long time Striders and ultra enthusiast
Mark Gilligan (right), captain of the growing Ultra Signup running team and website, and Andrew Angleymyer
1'21“ to the start
30“ to the start
Julie Fingar, RD (in black), ready to give the start, under ex-RD Greg Soderlund's supervision
Here we go! Mark Godale (green), Ron Guttierez (white), Leor Pantilat (La Sportiva), Michael Fink (red), Nicholas Bingam (orange), Tim Twietmeyer (white cap), Paul Dewitt (grey), Michael Buchanan (white), usual-starting-fast Jady Palko (389), Karl Metzler (La Sportiva)
Happy to get to race again!
An impressive pack of 500+ ultrarunner
Professional race management
Ready to welcom the first runners
That is soo cool, a inflatable frog to welcome us at the finish. And I didn't even see it, oops!
The photographs' tune-up
Colorful finish area
And here is today's winner: Leor Pantilat!
Leor Pantilat setting a course record in this inaugural 31-mile course, for his first WTC participation
Benjamin Berkovitz from LA (3rd)
Eric Grossman (Emory VA) and Victor Ballesteros (San Rafael CA), finishing in 4th and 5th
Scott Jaime (Highlands Ranch CO) in 6th and Kevin Purcell (Los Angeles CA)
Peter Fain (Truckee CA) in 8th
Lewis Taylor (Eugene OR)
Michael Buchanan (San Carlos CA) in 10th, followed by Paul Dewitt (Palmer Lake CO)
Buddies Michael Tymotf (San Francisco CA) and Rob Bien (Bend OR), finishing within 1/10th of a second!
Tyson Sacco (Palos Verdes Peninsula CA) in 14th
Scott McClennan (Mountain View CA)
Greg Kotzbauer (San Francisco CA) in 16th
Nicholas Bingham (Reno NV)
Joseph D'Alessio (Berkeley CA) in 18th and Phil Kochik (Boulder CO)
Karl Meltzer doing fine on the time (4:08 finish)
Well, should I sprint or...?
Michael Fink (Lincoln CA) in 21st
Erik Skaden (Folsom CA) in 22nd - All muscles and power!
John Leuthold (Phoenix OR) in 23rd
Winner Caitlin Smith (Oakland CA) in 4:12:20
Winner Caitlin Smith
Finally, here I am, 18' slower than last year for an additional 1.5 miles or so
Jeff Kozak (Bishop CA) in 28th
Photographer Agnès, by Greg
With my crew (start and finish only, today)
Bev's way to hold her muscles together
With happy winners Caitleen Smith and Leo Pantilat
With Moeben owner and generous sponsor, Shannon Farar-Griefer