Alaskan shatters Western States record |

Alaskan shatters Western States record

Geoff Roes of Douglas, Alaska, raced to a first-place finish while smashing the course record by nearly a half-hour in the Western States Endurance Run this past weekend.

Roes, who finished ahead of Anton Krupicka of Boulder, Colo., and Kilian Jornet Burgada of Spain, posted a time of 15 hours, 7 minutes, 4 seconds in the 100-mile race from Squaw Valley to Auburn. The previous record was 15:36:27, set by Scott Jurek in 2004.

In the women’s field, Tracy Garneau of Vernon, British Columbia, took first place (20th overall) with a time of 19:01:55, while 25-year-old Rory Bosio of Soda Springs finished fourth in 19:32:07.

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