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Kilian’s latest conquest: Western States

The Western States Endurance Run’s cougar trophy is heading overseas for the first time. Kilian Jornet, who grew up running in the Pyrenes Mountains in his native Catalonia, rule ...

Roes out of Western States

Defending champion Geoff Roes dropped out of the Western States Endurance Run Saturday at Michigan Bluff. The 35-year-old Roes was well off the pace of then-leaders Kilian Jornet a ...

It’s more than a two-man race

Always in search of a vigorous challenge, Geoff Roes wasn’t sure he would find it at the Western States Endurance Run after he shattered the course record at the 100-mile trail r ...

Talented WS women everywhere you look

Many of the top women are feeling fit, injury-free and stronger than ever as they pursue the top prize in ultrarunning on Saturday. The scary thing for the contenders is there are ...

Powell’s passion leads to ‘Progress’

Bryon Powell is torn. He loves his job. He also loves to run. Thus his dilemma on June 25, when he is scheduled to toe the starting line at the Western States Endurance Run. A thre ...

Roes chases down his foes

There were moments Saturday when Geoff Roes couldn’t help but question the blistering pace of the leaders at the Western States Endurance Run. By Saturday evening, Roes was sett ...

Rookies rule, records fall

A course that has humbled countless rookies was no match for two fresh faces. Geoff Roes became the first in Western States Endurance Run history to break the course record in his ...

First cancer, now Western States

When you have been through what Andrew Sewell has faced, running 100 miles may seem more like a walk in the park. The Granite Bay High graduate defeated leukemia in just over three ...

Koerner's repeat worth the wait

Hal Koerner didn’t hear footsteps Saturday afternoon when he was chugging through Main Street in Foresthill. Whether it was the Allman Brothers blaring on his headphones or the c ...

Mackey, Koerner out front; Jurek out

MICHIGAN BLUFF — Veteran Dave Mackey and defending champion Hal Koerner soaked in the applause and cheers as they pulled into the Michigan Bluff aid station as the leaders of the ...