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Western States 100 record smashed; Truckee Rory Bosio 2nd woman

Michael Kirby PhotoTimothy Olson of Ashland, Ore., outside of the Robinson Flat aid station about 30 miles into the 39th Western States Endurance Run on Saturday. Olson set a new record in 14:46:44.

Timothy Olson and Ellie Greenwood both set new course records en route to victories in a cool 39th annual Western States Endurance Run on Saturday. Truckee’s Rory Bosio was second among women in the 100-mile foot race from Squaw Valley to Auburn.

Olson, 28, from Ashland, Ore., recorded a time of 14 hours, 46 minutes and 44 seconds to easily eclipse the previous record of 15:07, which was set by Geoff Roes in 2010.

Greenwood, from Banff, Alberta, Canada, defended her women’s title and finished 14th overall in a time of 16:47:19. Bosio was the second woman and 21st overall finisher in 18:08:06.

Ryan Sandes was second overall while also breaking the old record in a time of 15:03:56. Nick Clark (15:44:09) was third, followed by Dave Mackey (15:53:36) and Ian Sharman (15:54:38).

Aliza Lapierre (18:18:29) was third among women, followed by Kristin Moehl (18:29:15) and Nikki Kimball (18:31:39).

The race returned to its original course after using rerouted portions of the Western States trail the previous two years due to snow.

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