June 28-29, 2007 380 runners signed up for 100 miles of grueling terrain at the 32nd Western States Endurance Run. The race began at 5AM in Squaw Valley, California, and ended in Auburn. Nearly 100 miles of uneven and challenging terrain make this race one of the most difficult in the world. If you can believe it, the runners compete for a belt buckle! Those who finished within 24 hours won a bronze!
The winner of this year's race, Hal Koerner of Ashland, Oregon, ran 100 miles in 16:12:16.
It's truly amazing to finish the Western States Endurance Run. Runners not only have to battle the distance but changing climates, challenging mountains, and unpredictable trails.
Congratulations to all of the participants!