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If you are a geek and really like numbers, this page is for you. It is mostly a collection of statistics by Tropical John Medinger, but there are also others who have and will contribute to this page. If you have other suggestions for content or have something geeky that others might be interested in, let us know.

Top Finish Times

Here are the all-time top 100 times for men and women from 1986 onward.


All-time Top 100 Men


All-time Top 100 Men

PlaceNameAgeStateYearTime
1Timothy Olson28OR201214:46:44
2Rob Krar38AZ201514:48:59
3Rob Krar - 237AZ201414:53:22
4Ryan Sandes30ZAF201215:03:56
5Geoff Roes34AK201015:07:04
6Anton Krupicka26CO201015:13:52
7Timothy Olson - 229OR201315:17:27
8Seth Swanson36MT201515:17:28
9Seth Swanson - 235MT201415:19:39
10Rob Krar - 336AZ201315:22:05
11Kilian Jornet23ESP201115:34:24
12Scott Jurek30WA200415:36:27
13Dylan Bowman28CA201415:36:41
14Jared Hazen20CO201515:37:55
15Mike Wolfe33MT201115:38:29
16Andrew Miller20OR201615:39:36
17Mike Morton25VA199715:40:41
18Gediminas Grinius35LTU201515:40:55
19Nick Clark38CO201215:44:09
20Max King34OR201415:44:45
21Mike Morton - 241FL201315:45:21
22Ryan Sandes - 232ZAF201415:46:59
23Ian Sharman33CA201415:47:50
24Nick Clark - 237CO201115:50:23
25Dave Mackey42CO201215:53:36
26Alex Varner28CA201415:53:42
27Tom Johnson32CA199115:54:05
28Ian Sharman - 231OR201215:54:38
29Jez Bragg30GBR201115:55:08
30Thomas Lorblanchet35FRA201515:56:32
31Brendan Davies37AUS201415:56:49
32Zeke Tiernan36CO201215:57:59
33Scott Jurek - 229WA200316:01:18
34Dylan Bowman - 226CO201216:03:24
35Kilian Jornet - 222ESP201016:04:50
36Jorge Maravilla34CA201216:05:30
37Nick Clark - 336CO201016:05:56
38Tsuyoshi Kaburaki42JPN201116:07:04
39Hal Koerner31OR200716:12:16
40Joe Uhan34OR201216:13:14
41Didrik Hermansen36NOR201616:16:08
42Neal Gorman35VA201216:18:40
43Timothy Olson - 327OR201116:18:42
44Scott Jurek - 328WA200216:19:10
45Brett Rivers32CA201416:20:06
46Ian Sharman - 232CA201316:20:25
47Brian Purcell32CA198816:24:00
48Hal Koerner - 233OR200916:24:55
49Dave Mackey - 234CO200416:30:17
50Jeff Browning44OR201616:30:40
51Dylan Bowman27CA201316:32:18
52Graham Cooper41CA201116:34:41
53Julien Chorier34FRA201516:34:43
54Dave Mackey - 341CO201116:36:21
55Jesse Haynes41CA201416:36:42
56Erik Skaden35CA200716:36:49
57Chuck Jones27CA198616:37:47
58Scott Jurek - 427WA200116:38:30
59Tom Johnson - 231CA199016:38:52
60Brian Purcell - 235CA199116:39:08
61Andy Jones-Wilkins43ID201116:39:20
62Thomas Lorblanchet - 236FRA201616:39:55
63Ian Sharman - 330CA201116:40:19
64Scott Jurek - 531WA200516:40:46
65David Riddle30OH201216:42:55
66Yassine Diboun33OR201216:43:01
67Jez Bragg - 233GBR201416:45:36
68Ian Sharman - 434OR201516:44:27
69Dan Olmstead39OR201116:45:45
70Thomas Crawford31CA201216:46:08
71Jim Pellon36CA198616:48:19
72Sim Jae-duk42KOR201116:48:22
73Tim Twietmeyer35CA199416:51:01
74Tsuyoshi Kaburaki - 240JPN200916:52:06
75Paul Giblin38GBR201616:53:20
76Zach Bitter26WI201216:53:28
77Mark Brotherton32CA198916:53:39
78Tim Twietmeyer - 233CA199216:54:16
79Jez Bragg - 328GBR200916:54:35
80Ian Sharman - 535OR201616:55:11
81Zachariah Miller34MT201016:55:17
82Shunsuke Okunomiya32JPN201116:56:18
83Nick Clark - 439CO201316:56:23
84Jasper Halekas33CA200916:56:25
85Glen Redpath45NY201116:57:58
86Chris Price33CA201416:58:34
87Kevin Sullivan38MA200916:59:36
88David Laney26OR201517:01:37
89Chris Mocko30CA201617:01:47
90Peter Findlay32BC199117:02:59
91Kyle Pietari29MA201617:05:01
92Gary Robbins33BC201017:06:20
93Tim Twietmeyer - 330CA198917:06:51
94Andy Jones-Wilkins - 237CA200517:07:14
95Christopher DeNucci36CA201617:07:57
96Tom Johnson - 334CA199317:08:34
97Glen Redpath - 244NY201017:10:06
98Graham Cooper - 237CA200717:11:41
99Tim Twietmeyer - 438CA199717:14:00
100Dave Scott32CA199017:14:23

All-time Top 100 Women


All-time Top 100 Women

PlaceNameAgeStateYearTime
1Ellie Greenwood33BC201216:47:19
2Ann Trason33CA199417:37:51
3Ellie Greenwood - 232AB201117:55:29
4Kaci Lickteig29NE201617:57:59
5Stephanie Howe30OR201418:01:42
6Rory Bosio27CA201218:08:06
7Nikki Kimball36MT200718:12:37
8Ann Trason - 231CA199218:14:48
9Ann Trason - 341CA200218:16:26
10Kami Semick44OR201118:17:34
11Nikki Kimball - 240MT201118:17:39
12Aliza Lapierre32VT201218:18:29
13Tracy Garneau42BC201118:22:15
14Anita Ortiz45CO200918:24:17
15Krissy Moehl34CO201218:29:15
16Larisa Dannis26NH201418:29:18
17Ann Trason - 430CA199118:29:37
18Nikki Kimball - 341MT201218:31:39
19Emma Davies37CA200218:32:17
20Lizzy Hawker36CHE201218:32:20
21Ann Trason - 529CA199018:33:02
22Ann Trason - 640CA200118:33:34
23Ann Trason - 742CA200318:36:03
24Rory Bosio - 226CA201118:37:17
25Pam Smith38OR201318:37:21
26Annette Bednosky38NC200518:39:02
27Ann Trason - 834CA199518:40:01
28Nikki Kimball - 433MT200418:43:25
29Nathalie Mauclair43FRA201418:43:57
30Aliza Lapierre - 231VT201118:45:25
31Ann Trason - 937CA199818:46:16
32Ann Trason - 1028CA198918:47:46
33Meghan Arobgast50OR201118:50:19
34Kathy D'Onofrio23CA198818:52:40
35Amy Sproston42OR201618:54:44
36Ann Trason - 1135CA199618:57:36
37Tracy Garneau - 241BC201019:01:55
38Magdalena Boulet41CA201519:05:21
39Ann Trason - 1232CA199319:05:22
40Emma Davies - 236CA200119:09:34
41Tina Lewis39CO201219:09:49
42Devon Yanko34CA201619:10:08
43Pam Smith - 239OR201419:10:42
44Amy Sproston - 238OR201219:11:02
45Meghan Arbogast - 249OR201019:15:58
46Beverley Anderson-Abbs41CA200519:16:26
47Ann Trason - 1336CA199719:19:49
48Kaci Lickteig - 228NE201519:20:31
49Nikki Kimball - 542MT201319:21:43
50Nikki Kimball - 639MT201019:23:09
51Amy Sproston - 339OR201319:25:11
52Krissy Moehl - 231WA200919:26:02
53Ashley Nordell32OR201219:26:30
54Nikki Kimball - 735MT200619:26:51
55Meghan Arbogast - 352OR201319:30:50
56Beverley Anderson-Abbs - 243CA200719:31:18
57Rory Bosio - 325CA201019:32:07
58Emma Davies - 338CA200319:32:33
59Stephanie Howe - 231OR201519:32:58
60Caren Spore42CA201019:34:29
61Amy Sproston - 437OR201119:36:19
62Luanne Park43CA200419:42:40
63Aliza Lapierre - 335VT201519:43:22
64Ann Trason - 1439CA200019:44:42
65Meghan Arbogast - 451OR201219:45:24
66Becky Wheeler36WY201119:46:54
67Nikki Kimball - 843MT201419:51:31
68Rory Bosio - 428CA201319:52:09
69Beverley Anderson-Abbs - 345CA200919:53:14
70Becky Wheeler - 235WY201019:58:40
71Karine Herry37FRA200519:58:47
72Aliza Lapierre - 433VT201320:04:46
73Kaci Lickteig - 327NE201420:07:10
74Luanne Park - 242CA200320:10:33
75Beverley Anderson-Abbs - 442CA200620:10:36
76Amanda Basham26CO201620:11:39
77Emma Roca41ESP201520:12:00
78Karine Herry - 239FRA200720:12:39
79Kathy D'Onofrio - 224CA198920:17:52
80Suzi Leon38CA200320:18:44
81Denise Bourassa44OR201420:19:30
82Joelle Vaught35ID201020:19:38
83Nicole Studer33TX201520:19:56
84Carol O'Hear29WA200420:24:13
85Alissa St. Laurent31AB201620:27:11
86Sally McRae36CA201520:27:33
87Denise Bourassa - 242OR201220:28:10
88Emily Harrison27AZ201320:28:40
89Meghan Arbogast - 555CA201620:30:11
90Caren Spore - 239CA200720:36:09
91Jenny Capel39NV201220:36:19
92Diana Fitzpatrick46CA200420:38:16
93Bethany Patterson37VA201620:40:42
94Pam Smith - 336OR201120:40:48
95Sue Summerhays-King34CA198820:41:27
96Annette Bednosky - 243NC201020:43:04
97Helen Cospolich34CO201120:44:50
98Luanne Park - 341CA200220:48:22
99Meghan Arbogast - 646OR200720:50:06
100Maggie Guterl35PA201620:50:07

All-Time Fastest Splits

Western States 100 Fastest All-Time Splits
SectionMen  Women 
Start to Red Star RidgeTim Ball, 19892:19Lizzy Hawker, 20122:31
(mile 0.0 to 16.0)Hal Koerner, 20092:23Anita Ortiz, 20092:41
Dave Mackey, 20092:23Rory Bosio, 20122:41
Ellie Greenwood, 20122:41
Red Star Ridge to Robinson FlatJim Walmsley, 20161:54Lizzy Hawker, 20122:15
(mile 16.0 to 29.7)Tim Ball, 19891:56Ann Trason, 19902:16
Sage Canaday, 20161:56Magdalena Boulet, 20152:16
Robinson Flat to Last ChanceJim Walmsley, 20161:35Stephanie Howe, 20141:53
(mile 29.7 to 43.3)Sage Canaday, 20161:36Kaci Lickteig, 20161:55
Rob Krar, 20151:38Stephanie Howe, 20151:56
Francois D'Haene, 20151:38
Thomas Lorblanchet, 20151:38
Last Chance to Devil's ThumbMark Brotherton, 19890:46Ann Trason, 19890:53
(mile 43.3 to 47.8)Kilian Jornet, 20110:47Ann Trason, 19900:54
Brian Purcell, 19880:48Ann Trason, 19920:55
Tim Ball, 19890:48
Tom Johnson, 19900:48
Eric Clifton, 19910:48
Jim Walmsley, 20160:48
Devil's Thumb to Michigan BluffTom Johnson, 19911:13Ellie Greenwood, 20121:18
(mile 47.8 to 55.7)Jim Walmsley, 20161:14Ann Trason, 19941:23
Eric Clifton, 19911:17Ann Trason, 19981:26
Timothy Olson, 20121:17
Michigan Bluff to ForesthillJim Walmsley, 20160:51Ellie Greenwood, 20121:00
(mile 55.7 to 62.0)Kilian Jornet, 20100:52Ann Trason, 19941:01
Rob Krar, 20140:53Ann Trason, 19931:03
Foresthill to River CrossingRob Krar, 20142:03Ann Trason, 19982:33
(mile 62.0 to 78.0)Rob Krar, 20152:07Ann Trason, 19942:35
Jim Walmsley, 20162:10Ellie Greenwood, 20122:36
River Crossing to Highway 49Rob Krar, 20152:13Ellie Greenwood, 20122:49
(mile 78.0 to 93.5)Timothy Olson, 20122:16Ann Trason, 19943:01
Rob Krar, 20142:17Krissy Moehl, 20123:02
Highway 49 to FinishJim Howard, 19830:56Ellie Greenwood, 20111:07
(mile 93.5 to 100.2)Rob Krar, 20130:57Ellie Greenwood, 20121:10
Timothy Olson, 20120:58Kaci Lickteig, 20151:12
Jared Hazen, 20150:58

Diamond Groups

Here is an interesting way to help you determine what splits you might want to target.  This idea came from The Great Ed Willson of Eugene, OR. The splits for each segment are separated into finish hour groups. Let’s say you want to run 22-23 hours. You can look at the splits that the 22-23 hour finishers ran. Outliers to the positive ran slower for that segment that other 22-23 hour finishers, while outliers to the negative ran faster than the group. The perfect split for your time goal may be right in the middle of your diamond group.

Ed Willson’s Diamond Charts

Runner Surveys

Beginning in 2014, there has been an independent survey conducted by ultralive.net as runners go through check-in the day before the race in Squaw Valley. Participation is completely voluntary.

survey_2015_finish_hour

Lottery

Mathematical analysis of lottery by Ryan Witko.