Ellie Greenwood ran to a course record in under 17 hours on her way to being crowned 2012 Western States 100 female champion on Saturday, June 23. Greenwood finished with a time of 16:47:19, knocking 50 minutes off of Ann Trason’s legendary course record set in 1994.

“The weather was nasty, it was cold and wet early on but then going down the canyons you’re actually happy you’re going into the canyons where it’d be warm. It definitely made it faster, for sure,” said Greenwood. “I think I’ve done a course record that even I might have trouble beating!”

Three new Western States course records were set this year, including the men’s course record (Timothy Olson), the women’s course record (Ellie Greenwood) and the men’s masters course record (Dave Mackey).

Western States 100 Women’s Top 10 Results

1. Ellie Greenwood (Montrail) – 16:47:19 (Course Record)

2. Rory Bosio (The North Face) – 18:08:06

3. Aliza Lapierre (Salomon) – 18:18:29

4. Krissy Moehl (Patagonia/UltrAspire) – 18:29:15

5. Nikki Kimball (The North Face) – 18:31:39

6. Lizzy Hawker (The North Face) – 18:32:20

7. Tina Lewis – 19:09:49

8. Amy Sproston (Montrail) – 19:11:02

9. Ashley Nordell (Pearl Izumi) – 19:26:30

10. Meghan Arbogast (Sunsweet) – 19:45:24

 Western States 100 Men’s Top 10 Results 

1. Timothy Olson (Pearl Izumi) – 14:46:44 (Course Record)

2. Ryan Sandes (Salomon) – 15:03:56

3. Nick Clark (Pearl Izumi) – 15:44:09

4. Dave Mackey (Hoka One One) – 15:53:36 (Masters Course Record)

5. Ian Sharman (The North Face) – 15:54:38

6. Zeke Tiernan – 15:57:59

7. Dylan Bowman (Pearl Izumi) – 16:03:24

8. Jorge Maravilla (Salomon) – 16:05:30

9. Joe Uhan (Sunsweet) – 16:13:14

10. Neal Gorman (Salomon) – 16:18:40

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