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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

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
16Mike Morton25VA199715:40:41
17Gediminas Grinius35LTU201515:40:55
18Nick Clark38CO201215:44:09
19Max King34OR201415:44:45
20Mike Morton - 241FL201315:45:21
21Ryan Sandes - 232ZAF201415:46:59
22Ian Sharman33CA201415:47:50
23Nick Clark - 237CO201115:50:23
24Dave Mackey42CO201215:53:36
25Alex Varner28CA201415:53:42
26Tom Johnson32CA199115:54:05
27Ian Sharman - 231OR201215:54:38
28Jez Bragg30GBR201115:55:08
29Thomas Lorblanchet35FRA201515:56:32
30Brendan Davies37AUS201415:56:49
31Zeke Tiernan36CO201215:57:59
32Scott Jurek - 229WA200316:01:18
33Dylan Bowman - 226CO201216:03:24
34Kilian Jornet - 222ESP201016:04:50
35Jorge Maravilla34CA201216:05:30
36Nick Clark - 336CO201016:05:56
37Tsuyoshi Kaburaki42JPN201116:07:04
38Hal Koerner31OR200716:12:16
39Joe Uhan34OR201216:13:14
40Neal Gorman35VA201216:18:40
41Timothy Olson - 327OR201116:18:42
42Scott Jurek - 328WA200216:19:10
43Brett Rivers32CA201416:20:06
44Ian Sharman - 232CA201316:20:25
45Brian Purcell32CA198816:24:00
46Hal Koerner - 233OR200916:24:55
47Dave Mackey - 234CO200416:30:17
48Dylan Bowman27CA201316:32:18
49Graham Cooper41CA201116:34:41
50Julien Chorier34FRA201516:34:43
51Dave Mackey - 341CO201116:36:21
52Jesse Haynes41CA201416:36:42
53Erik Skaden35CA200716:36:49
54Chuck Jones27CA198616:37:47
55Scott Jurek - 427WA200116:38:30
56Tom Johnson - 231CA199016:38:52
57Brian Purcell - 235CA199116:39:08
58Andy Jones-Wilkins43ID201116:39:20
59Ian Sharman - 330CA201116:40:19
60Scott Jurek - 531WA200516:40:46
61David Riddle30OH201216:42:55
62Yassine Diboun33OR201216:43:01
63Jez Bragg - 233GBR201416:45:36
64Ian Sharman - 434OR201516:44:27
65Dan Olmstead39OR201116:45:45
66Thomas Crawford31CA201216:46:08
67Jim Pellon36CA198616:48:19
68Sim Jae-duk42KOR201116:48:22
69Tim Twietmeyer35CA199416:51:01
70Tsuyoshi Kaburaki - 240JPN200916:52:06
71Zach Bitter26WI201216:53:28
72Mark Brotherton32CA198916:53:39
73Tim Twietmeyer - 233CA199216:54:16
74Jez Bragg - 328GBR200916:54:35
75Zachariah Miller34MT201016:55:17
76Shunsuke Okunomiya32JPN201116:56:18
77Nick Clark - 439CO201316:56:23
78Jasper Halekas33CA200916:56:25
79Glen Redpath45NY201116:57:58
80Chris Price33CA201416:58:34
81Kevin Sullivan38MA200916:59:36
82David Laney26OR201517:01:37
83Peter Findlay32BC199117:02:59
84Gary Robbins33BC201017:06:20
85Tim Twietmeyer - 330CA198917:06:51
86Andy Jones-Wilkins - 237CA200517:07:14
87Tom Johnson - 334CA199317:08:34
88Glen Redpath - 244NY201017:10:06
89Graham Cooper - 237CA200717:11:41
90Tim Twietmeyer - 438CA199717:14:00
91Dave Scott32CA199017:14:23
92Sean Crom33NV198917:14:43
93Scott Jurek - 630WA200017:15:24
94Joe Kulak37CO200517:16:13
95Hal Koerner - 328WA200417:17:16
96Jorge Pacheco35CA200317:17:46
97Tim Twietmeyer - 542CA200117:17:50
98Mark Lantz45CA201117:19:14
99Andrew Tuckey39AUS201517:19:17
100Andy Jones-Wilkins - 339ID200717:20:29

All-time Top 100 Women

All-time Top 100 Women

1Ellie Greenwood33BC201216:47:19
2Ann Trason33CA199417:37:51
3Ellie Greenwood - 232AB201117:55:29
4Stephanie Howe30OR201418:01:42
5Rory Bosio27CA201218:08:06
6Nikki Kimball36MT200718:12:37
7Ann Trason - 231CA199218:14:48
8Ann Trason - 341CA200218:16:26
9Kami Semick44OR201118:17:34
10Nikki Kimball - 240MT201118:17:39
11Aliza Lapierre32VT201218:18:29
12Tracy Garneau42BC201118:22:15
13Anita Ortiz45CO200918:24:17
14Krissy Moehl34CO201218:29:15
15Larisa Dannis26NH201418:29:18
16Ann Trason - 430CA199118:29:37
17Nikki Kimball - 341MT201218:31:39
18Emma Davies37CA200218:32:17
19Lizzy Hawker36CHE201218:32:20
20Ann Trason - 529CA199018:33:02
21Ann Trason - 640CA200118:33:34
22Ann Trason - 742CA200318:36:03
23Rory Bosio - 226CA201118:37:17
24Pam Smith38OR201318:37:21
25Annette Bednosky38NC200518:39:02
26Ann Trason - 834CA199518:40:01
27Nikki Kimball - 433MT200418:43:25
28Nathalie Mauclair43FRA201418:43:57
29Aliza Lapierre - 231VT201118:45:25
30Ann Trason - 937CA199818:46:16
31Ann Trason - 1028CA198918:47:46
32Meghan Arobgast50OR201118:50:19
33Kathy D'Onofrio23CA198818:52:40
34Ann Trason - 1135CA199618:57:36
35Tracy Garneau - 241BC201019:01:55
36Magdalena Boulet41CA201519:05:21
37Ann Trason - 1232CA199319:05:22
38Emma Davies - 236CA200119:09:34
39Tina Lewis39CO201219:09:49
40Pam Smith - 239OR201419:10:42
41Amy Sproston38OR201219:11:02
42Meghan Arbogast - 249OR201019:15:58
43Beverley Anderson-Abbs41CA200519:16:26
44Ann Trason - 1336CA199719:19:49
45Kaci Lickteig28NE201519:20:31
46Nikki Kimball - 542MT201319:21:43
47Nikki Kimball - 639MT201019:23:09
48Amy Sproston - 239OR201319:25:11
49Krissy Moehl - 231WA200919:26:02
50Ashley Nordell32OR201219:26:30
51Nikki Kimball - 735MT200619:26:51
52Meghan Arbogast - 352OR201319:30:50
53Beverley Anderson-Abbs - 243CA200719:31:18
54Rory Bosio - 325CA201019:32:07
55Emma Davies - 338CA200319:32:33
56Stephanie Howe - 231OR201519:32:58
57Caren Spore42CA201019:34:29
58Amy Sproston - 337OR201119:36:19
59Luanne Park43CA200419:42:40
60Aliza Lapierre - 335VT201519:43:22
61Ann Trason - 1439CA200019:44:42
62Meghan Arbogast - 451OR201219:45:24
63Becky Wheeler36WY201119:46:54
64Nikki Kimball - 843MT201419:51:31
65Rory Bosio - 428CA201319:52:09
66Beverley Anderson-Abbs - 345CA200919:53:14
67Becky Wheeler - 235WY201019:58:40
68Karine Herry37FRA200519:58:47
69Aliza Lapierre - 433VT201320:04:46
70Kaci Lickteig - 227NE201420:07:10
71Luanne Park - 242CA200320:10:33
72Beverley Anderson-Abbs - 442CA200620:10:36
73Emma Roca41ESP201520:12:00
74Karine Herry - 239FRA200720:12:39
75Kathy D'Onofrio - 224CA198920:17:52
76Suzi Leon38CA200320:18:44
77Denise Bourassa44OR201420:19:30
78Joelle Vaught35ID201020:19:38
79Nicole Studer33TX201520:19:56
80Carol O'Hear29WA200420:24:13
81Sally McRae36CA201520:27:33
82Denise Bourassa - 242OR201220:28:10
83Emily Harrison27AZ201320:28:40
84Caren Spore - 239CA200720:36:09
85Jenny Capel39NV201220:36:19
86Diana Fitzpatrick46CA200420:38:16
87Pam Smith - 336OR201120:40:48
88Sue Summerhays-King34CA198820:41:27
89Annette Bednosky - 243NC201020:43:04
90Helen Cospolich34CO201120:44:50
91Luanne Park - 341CA200220:48:22
92Meghan Arbogast - 546OR200720:50:06
93Krissy Moehl - 327WA200520:53:06
94Helen Diamantides33GBR199820:53:34
95Darcy Africa31CO200620:53:47
96Nikki Kimball - 938MT200920:55:43
97Shelby Hayden-Clifton31NC199120:55:45
98Kathy D'Onofrio - 321CA198620:58:16
99Joelle Vaught - 237ID201220:59:01
100Emma Davies - 435CA200020:59:37

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.



Mathematical analysis of lottery by Ryan Witko.