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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

RankNameAgeStateYearTime
1Jim Walmsley29AZ201914:09:28
2Jared Hazen24AZ201914:26:46
3Jim Walmsley - 228AZ201814:30:04
4Timothy Olson28OR201214:46:44
5Rob Krar38AZ201514:48:59
6Rob Krar - 237AZ201414:53:22
7Tom Evans27GBR201914:59:44
8Ryan Sandes30ZAF201215:03:56
9Geoff Roes34AK201015:07:04
10Anton Krupicka26CO201015:13:52
11Timothy Olson - 229OR201315:17:27
12Seth Swanson36MT201515:17:28
13Seth Swanson - 235MT201415:19:39
14Matt Daniels31CO201915:21:36
15Rob Krar - 336AZ201315:22:05
16Kilian Jornet23ESP201115:34:24
17Mark Hammond34UT201915:36:12
18Scott Jurek30WA200415:36:27
19Dylan Bowman28CA201415:36:41
20Jared Hazen - 220CO201515:37:55
21Mike Wolfe33MT201115:38:29
22Andrew Miller20OR201615:39:36
23Mike Morton25VA199715:40:41
24Gediminas Grinius35LTU201515:40:55
25Gediminas Grinius - 239LTU201915:43:50
26Nick Clark38CO201215:44:09
27Max King34OR201415:44:45
28Mike Morton - 241FL201315:45:21
29Ryan Sandes - 232ZAF201415:46:59
30Ian Sharman33CA201415:47:50
31Nick Clark - 237CO201115:50:23
32Dave Mackey42CO201215:53:36
33Alex Varner28CA201415:53:42
34Tom Johnson32CA199115:54:05
35Stephen Kersh27AZ201915:54:15
36Patrick Reagan32GA201915:54:31
37Ian Sharman - 231OR201215:54:38
38Francois D'Haene32FRA201815:54:53
39Jeff Browning47UT201915:55:06
40Jez Bragg30GBR201115:55:08
41Kyle Pietari32CO201915:56:13
42Thomas Lorblanchet35FRA201515:56:32
43Brendan Davies37AUS201415:56:49
44Zeke Tiernan36CO201215:57:59
45Scott Jurek - 229WA200316:01:18
46Dylan Bowman - 226CO201216:03:24
47Kilian Jornet - 222ESP201016:04:50
48Jorge Maravilla34CA201216:05:30
49Nick Clark - 336CO201016:05:56
50Tsuyoshi Kaburaki42JPN201116:07:04
51Ryan Sandes - 337ZAF201916:08:12
52Mark Hammond - 233UT201816:08:59
53Hal Koerner31OR200716:12:16
54Joe Uhan34OR201216:13:14
55Didrik Hermansen36NOR201616:16:08
56Neal Gorman35VA201216:18:40
57Timothy Olson - 327OR201116:18:42
58Scott Jurek - 328WA200216:19:10
59Ryan Sandes - 435ZAF201716:19:37
60Brett Rivers32CA201416:20:06
61Ian Sharman - 332CA201316:20:25
62Ian Sharman - 437OR201816:23:32
63Brian Purcell32CA198816:24:00
64Hal Koerner - 233OR200916:24:55
65Chris Mocko33CO201916:29:32
66Dave Mackey - 234CO200416:30:17
67Jeff Browning - 244OR201616:30:40
68Dylan Bowman - 327CA201316:32:18
69Graham Cooper41CA201116:34:41
70Julien Chorier34FRA201516:34:43
71Kris Brown30CA201916:35:22
72Dave Mackey - 341CO201116:36:21
73Jesse Haynes41CA201416:36:42
74Erik Skaden35CA200716:36:49
75Chuck Jones27CA198616:37:47
76Scott Jurek - 427WA200116:38:30
77Tom Johnson - 231CA199016:38:52
78Brian Purcell - 235CA199116:39:08
79Andy Jones-Wilkins43ID201116:39:20
80Thomas Lorblanchet - 236FRA201616:39:55
81Ian Sharman - 530CA201116:40:19
82Scott Jurek - 531WA200516:40:46
83David Riddle30OH201216:42:55
84Yassine Diboun33OR201216:43:01
85Ian Sharman - 634OR201516:44:27
86Jeff Browning - 346UT201816:45:29
87Jez Bragg - 233GBR201416:45:36
88Dan Olmstead39OR201116:45:45
89Thomas Crawford31CA201216:46:08
90Jim Pellon36CA198616:48:19
91Sim Jae-duk42KOR201116:48:22
92Alex Nichols32CO201716:48:23
93Tim Twietmeyer35CA199416:51:01
94Tyler Green35OR201916:51:32
95Tsuyoshi Kaburaki - 240JPN200916:52:06
96Mark Hammond - 332UT201716:52:37
97Paul Giblin38GBR201616:53:20
98Zach Bitter26WI201216:53:28
99Mark Brotherton32CA198916:53:39
100Ian Sharman - 738OR201916:54:14

All-time Top 100 Women


All-time Top 100 Women

RankNameAgeStateYearTime
1Ellie Greenwood33BC201216:47:19
2Clare Gallagher27CO201917:23:25
3Courtney Dauwalter33CO201817:27:00
4Brittany Peterson33ID201917:34:29
5Ann Trason33CA199417:37:51
6Ellie Greenwood - 232AB201117:55:29
7Kaci Lickteig32NE201917:55:55
8Kaci Lickteig - 229NE201617:57:59
9Stephanie Howe Violett30OR201418:01:42
10Beth Pascall31GBR201918:06:51
11Rory Bosio27CA201218:08:06
12Nikki Kimball36MT200718:12:37
13Camelia Mayfield27OR201918:13:31
14Kaytlyn Gerbin30WA201918:13:33
15Ann Trason - 231CA199218:14:48
16Ann Trason - 341CA200218:16:26
17Kami Semick44OR201118:17:34
18Nikki Kimball - 240MT201118:17:39
19Aliza Lapierre32VT201218:18:29
20Tracy Garneau42BC201118:22:15
21Anita Ortiz45CO200918:24:17
22Krissy Moehl34CO201218:29:15
23Larisa Dannis26NH201418:29:18
24Ann Trason - 430CA199118:29:37
25Nikki Kimball - 341MT201218:31:39
26Emma Davies37CA200218:32:17
27Lizzy Hawker36CHE201218:32:20
28Ann Trason - 529CA199018:33:02
29Ann Trason - 640CA200118:33:34
30Ann Trason - 742CA200318:36:03
31Rory Bosio - 226CA201118:37:17
32Pam Smith38OR201318:37:21
33Annette Bednosky38NC200518:39:02
34Ann Trason - 834CA199518:40:01
35Kaytlyn Gerbin - 229WA201818:40:59
36Nikki Kimball - 433MT200418:43:25
37Nathalie Mauclair43FRA201418:43:57
38Aliza Lapierre - 231VT201118:45:25
39Ann Trason - 937CA199818:46:16
40Ann Trason - 1028CA198918:47:46
41Meghan Arbogast50OR201118:50:19
42Kathy D'Onofrio23CA198818:52:40
43Amy Sproston42OR201618:54:44
44Nicole Bitter37AZ201918:55:14
45Ann Trason - 1135CA199618:57:36
46Kathryn Drew32BC201918:59:08
47Lucy Bartholomew22AUS201818:59:45
48Tracy Garneau - 241BC201019:01:55
49Magdalena Boulet41CA201519:05:21
50Ann Trason - 1232CA199319:05:22
51Emma Davies - 236CA200119:09:34
52Tina Lewis39CO201219:09:49
53Devon Yanko34CA201619:10:08
54Pam Smith - 239OR201419:10:42
55Amy Sproston - 238OR201219:11:02
56Meghan Arbogast - 249OR201019:15:58
57Beverley Anderson-Abbs41CA200519:16:26
58Amanda Basham28UT201819:17:59
59Ann Trason - 1336CA199719:19:49
60Kaci Lickteig - 328NE201519:20:31
61Nikki Kimball - 542MT201319:21:43
62Nikki Kimball - 639MT201019:23:09
63Amy Sproston - 339OR201319:25:11
64Krissy Moehl - 231WA200919:26:02
65Ashley Nordell32OR201219:26:30
66Nikki Kimball - 735MT200619:26:51
67Meghan Arbogast - 352OR201319:30:50
68Beverley Anderson-Abbs - 243CA200719:31:18
69Cat Bradley25CO201719:31:30
70Rory Bosio - 325CA201019:32:07
71Emma Davies - 338CA200319:32:33
72Stephanie Howe Violett - 231OR201519:32:58
73Caren Spore42CA201019:34:29
74Amy Sproston - 437OR201119:36:19
75Luanne Park43CA200419:42:40
76Cecilia Flori37NZL201819:42:55
77Aliza Lapierre - 335VT201519:43:22
78Ann Trason - 1439CA200019:44:42
79Meghan Arbogast - 451OR201219:45:24
80Stephanie Howe Violett - 334OR201819:46:04
81Camelia Mayfield - 225OR201819:46:57
82Becky Wheeler36WY201119:46:54
83Magdalena Boulet - 243CA201719:49:15
84Nikki Kimball - 843MT201419:51:31
85Rory Bosio - 428CA201319:52:09
86Beverley Anderson-Abbs - 345CA200919:53:14
87Addie Bracy32CO201919:53:38
88Aliza Lapierre - 438VT201819:58:17
89Becky Wheeler - 235WY201019:58:40
90Karine Herry37FRA200519:58:47
91Corinne Malcolm28WA201820:01:06
92Corrine Malcolm - 229CA201920:02:29
93Kate Elliott32CA201820:04:38
94Aliza Lapierre - 533VT201320:04:46
95Kaci Lickteig - 427NE201420:07:10
96Luanne Park - 242CA200320:10:33
97Beverley Anderson-Abbs - 442CA200620:10:36
98Amanda Basham - 226CO201620:11:39
99Sabrina Stanley27CO201720:11:41
100Emma Roca41ESP201520:12:00

All-Time Fastest Splits

Western States 100 Fastest All-Time Splits
SectionMenTime WomenTime
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, 20191:51Courtney Dauwalter, 20192:14
(mile 16.0 to 30.3)Jared Hazen, 20191:53Lizzy Hawker, 20122:15
Jim Walmsley, 20161:54Lucy Bartholomew, 20182:15
Robinson Flat to Last ChanceJim Walmsley, 20191:29Courtney Dauwalter, 20191:43
(mile 30.3 to 43.3)Jared Hazen, 20191:32Clare Gallagher, 20191:49
Jim Walmsley, 20171:33Bethany Peterson, 20191:49
Last Chance to Devil's ThumbMark Brotherton, 19890:46Courtney Dauwalter,20190:52
(mile 43.3 to 47.8)Kilian Jornet, 20110:47Ann Trason, 19890:53
Jim Walmsley, 20170:47Ann Trason, 19900:54
Jim Walmsley, 20190:47
Jared Hazen, 20190:47
Devil's Thumb to Michigan BluffJim Walmsley, 20191:08Ellie Greenwood, 20121:18
(mile 47.8 to 55.7)Jared Hazen, 20191:09Courtney Dauwalter, 20191:20
Tom Johnson, 19911:13Ann Trason, 19941:23
Michigan Bluff to ForesthillJim Walmsley, 20160:51Ellie Greenwood, 20121:00
(mile 55.7 to 62.0)Jim Walmsley, 20190:51Ann Trason, 19941:01
Jared Hazen, 20190:51Courtney Dauwalter, 20191:01
Foresthill to River CrossingRob Krar, 20142:03Courtney Dauwalter, 20182:31
(mile 62.0 to 78.0)Jim Walmsley, 20192:05Ann Trason, 19982:33
Jared Hazen, 20192:05Ann Trason, 19942:35
River Crossing to Pointed RocksTom Evans, 20192:27Courtney Dauwalter, 20183:00
(mile 78.0 to 94.6)Jim Walmsley, 20192:33Bethany Peterson, 20193:02
Jim Walmsley, 20182:37Clare Gallagher, 20193:10
Beth Pascall, 20193:10
Pointed Rocks to FinishPatrick Reagan, 20190:48Clare Gallagher, 20190:51
(mile 94.6 to 100.2)Jim Walmsley, 20190:50Bethany Peterson, 20191:02
Jeff Browning, 20190:50Camelia Mayfield, 20191:03
Kyle Pietari, 20190:50

Ranking Years by Difficulty

Median finish times 1986 and onward. It should be noted that both 1995 and 1998 the finish time cutoff was extended to 32 hours. While those years were arguably very difficult they do skew the median times.

YearMedian TimeRank 
199528:15:001<--- Hardest
199827:54:312
200627:31:103
201727:22:134
200027:21:215
199327:20:196
199227:18:287
201627:14:278
200927:14:069
199627:09:0510
199926:59:1511
200126:58:3812
199426:52:4613
200426:52:0614
199026:50:1215
200226:45:5216
200326:40:2617
198726:40:2218
201526:36:4619
200526:36:4220
199726:36:1121
201026:23:3022
201326:23:0123
200726:18:5824
201926:08:4625
201126:06:3226
201825:58:4827
199125:58:4628
198925:55:3529
201425:37:0630
198825:02:2031
198624:48:3932
201224:48:2933<--- Easiest

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 and coded by Julie Schulte. 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.

Splits

The Statistical Guide to a Silver Buckle by Ryan Witko.