Thursday, June 26, 2008

Western States 100 Cancelled as Fires Rage, Runners Look to Move On

With wildfires consuming what seems to be half of Northern California (USFS fire map), the trustees of the Western States 100 made the prudent, yet very hard, decision yesterday to cancel the race, originally set to take off Saturday June 28 @ 5:00am (race announcement). One of the world's renowned ultra races that's also extremely hard to get in to, the disappointed souls have to be legion. But true to the ultra-running philosophy, most of the key players are taking the news in stride and using their fitness as a springboard to the next starting line.

Here's a sampling from the blogs:

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