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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

1Jim Walmsley29AZ201914:09:28
2Jared Hazen24AZ201914:26:46
3Jim Walmsley - 228AZ201814:30:04
4Jim Walmsley - 331AZ202114:46:01
5Timothy Olson28OR201214:46:44
6Rob Krar38AZ201514:48:59
7Rob Krar - 237AZ201414:53:22
8Tom Evans27GBR201914:59:44
9Ryan Sandes30ZAF201215:03:56
10Geoff Roes34AK201015:07:04
11Adam Peterman26MT202215:13:48
12Anton Krupicka26CO201015:13:52
13Timothy Olson - 229OR201315:17:27
14Seth Swanson36MT201515:17:28
15Seth Swanson - 235MT201415:19:39
16Matt Daniels31CO201915:21:36
17Rob Krar - 336AZ201315:22:05
18Kilian Jornet23ESP201115:34:24
19Mark Hammond34UT201915:36:12
20Scott Jurek30WA200415:36:27
21Dylan Bowman28CA201415:36:41
22Jared Hazen - 220CO201515:37:55
23Mike Wolfe33MT201115:38:29
24Andrew Miller20OR201615:39:36
25Mike Morton25VA199715:40:41
26Gediminas Grinius35LTU201515:40:55
27Gediminas Grinius - 239LTU201915:43:50
28Nick Clark38CO201215:44:09
29Max King34OR201415:44:45
30Mike Morton - 241FL201315:45:21
31Ryan Sandes - 232ZAF201415:46:59
32Hayden Hawks31UT202215:47:22
33Ian Sharman33CA201415:47:50
34Nick Clark - 237CO201115:50:23
35Dave Mackey42CO201215:53:36
36Alex Varner28CA201415:53:42
37Tom Johnson32CA199115:54:05
38Stephen Kersh27AZ201915:54:15
39Patrick Reagan32GA201915:54:31
40Ian Sharman - 231OR201215:54:38
41Francois D'Haene32FRA201815:54:53
42Jeff Browning47UT201915:55:06
43Jez Bragg30GBR201115:55:08
44Kyle Pietari32CO201915:56:13
45Arlen Glick29OH202215:56:17
46Thomas Lorblanchet35FRA201515:56:32
47Brendan Davies37AUS201415:56:49
48Tyler Green38OR202215:57:10
49Zeke Tiernan36CO201215:57:59
50Scott Jurek - 229WA200316:01:18
51Dylan Bowman - 226CO201216:03:24
52Kilian Jornet - 222ESP201016:04:50
53Jorge Maravilla34CA201216:05:30
54Nick Clark - 336CO201016:05:56
55Tsuyoshi Kaburaki42JPN201116:07:04
56Ryan Sandes - 337ZAF201916:08:12
57Mark Hammond - 233UT201816:08:59
58Drew Holmen30CO202216:09:00
59Tyler Green - 237OR202116:11:02
60Hal Koerner31OR200716:12:16
61Joe Uhan34OR201216:13:14
62Didrik Hermansen36NOR201616:16:08
63Neal Gorman35VA201216:18:40
64Timothy Olson - 327OR201116:18:42
65Scott Jurek - 328WA200216:19:10
66Ryan Sandes - 435ZAF201716:19:37
67Ludovic Pommeret46FRA202216:20:02
68Brett Rivers32CA201416:20:06
69Ian Sharman - 332CA201316:20:25
70Drew Holmen - 229CO202116:23:09
71Ian Sharman - 437OR201816:23:32
72Brian Purcell32CA198816:24:00
73Hal Koerner - 233OR200916:24:55
74Vincent Viet38FRA202216:28:22
75Alex Nichols37CO202216:28:34
76Chris Mocko33CO201916:29:32
77Cody Lind27ID202216:29:38
78Dave Mackey - 234CO200416:30:17
79Jeff Browning - 244OR201616:30:40
80Dylan Bowman - 327CA201316:32:18
81Graham Cooper41CA201116:34:41
82Julien Chorier34FRA201516:34:43
83Kris Brown30CA201916:35:22
84Scott Traer41MA202216:35:23
85Dave Mackey - 341CO201116:36:21
86Jesse Haynes41CA201416:36:42
87Erik Skaden35CA200716:36:49
88Chuck Jones27CA198616:37:47
89Scott Jurek - 427WA200116:38:30
90Tom Johnson - 231CA199016:38:52
91Brian Purcell - 235CA199116:39:08
92Andy Jones-Wilkins43ID201116:39:20
93Thomas Lorblanchet - 236FRA201616:39:55
94Ian Sharman - 530CA201116:40:19
95Scott Jurek - 531WA200516:40:46
96David Riddle30OH201216:42:55
97Yassine Diboun33OR201216:43:01
98Ian Sharman - 634OR201516:44:27
99Jeff Browning - 346UT201816:45:29
100Jez Bragg - 233GBR201416:45:36

All-time Top 100 Women

All-time Top 100 Women

1Ellie Greenwood33BC201216:47:19
2Beth Pascall33GBR202117:10:42
3Ruth Croft33NZL202217:21:30
4Clare Gallagher27CO201917:23:25
5Courtney Dauwalter33CO201817:27:00
6Ruth Croft - 232NZL202117:33:48
7Brittany Peterson33ID201917:34:29
8Ann Trason33CA199417:37:51
9Ragna Debats42ESP202117:41:13
10Ailsa Macdonald41CAN202217:46:46
11Ellie Greenwood - 232AB201117:55:29
12Kaci Lickteig32NE201917:55:55
13Kaci Lickteig - 229NE201617:57:59
14Stephanie Howe30OR201418:01:42
15Marianne Hogan32CAN202218:05:48
16Beth Pascall - 231GBR201918:06:51
17Brittany Peterson - 235ID202118:07:42
18Rory Bosio27CA201218:08:06
19Luiza Buehler40CHE202218:08:32
20Nikki Kimball36MT200718:12:37
21Camelia Mayfield27OR201918:13:31
22Kaytlyn Gerbin30WA201918:13:33
23Ann Trason - 231CA199218:14:48
24Emily Hawgood27ZWE202218:16:02
25Ann Trason - 341CA200218:16:26
26Kami Semick44OR201118:17:34
27Nikki Kimball - 240MT201118:17:39
28Aliza Lapierre32VT201218:18:29
29Tracy Garneau42BC201118:22:15
30Katie Asmuth35CA202118:23:24
31Anita Ortiz45CO200918:24:17
32Krissy Moehl34CO201218:29:15
33Larisa Dannis26NH201418:29:18
34Ann Trason - 430CA199118:29:37
35Nikki Kimball - 341MT201218:31:39
36Emma Davies37CA200218:32:17
37Lizzy Hawker36CHE201218:32:20
38Leah Yingling31UT202218:32:31
39Ann Trason - 529CA199018:33:02
40Ann Trason - 640CA200118:33:34
41Ann Trason - 742CA200318:36:03
42Rory Bosio - 226CA201118:37:17
43Pam Smith38OR201318:37:21
44Audrey Tanguy33FRA202118:37:45
45Annette Bednosky38NC200518:39:02
46Ann Trason - 834CA199518:40:01
47Kaytlyn Gerbin - 229WA201818:40:59
48Nikki Kimball - 433MT200418:43:25
49Nathalie Mauclair43FRA201418:43:57
50Aliza Lapierre - 231VT201118:45:25
51Ann Trason - 937CA199818:46:16
52Taylor Nowlin31WA202218:46:42
53Ann Trason - 1028CA198918:47:46
54Meghan Canfield50OR201118:50:19
55Camille Herron40OK202218:51:54
56Kathy D'Onofrio23CA198818:52:40
57Amy Sproston42OR201618:54:44
58Nicole Bitter37AZ201918:55:14
59Ann Trason - 1135CA199618:57:36
60Kathryn Drew32BC201918:59:08
61Lucy Bartholomew22AUS201818:59:45
62Tracy Garneau - 241BC201019:01:55
63Magdalena Boulet41CA201519:05:21
64Ann Trason - 1232CA199319:05:22
65Emma Davies - 236CA200119:09:34
66Tina Lewis39CO201219:09:49
67Devon Yanko34CA201619:10:08
68Pam Smith - 239OR201419:10:42
69Amy Sproston - 238OR201219:11:02
70Emily Hawgood - 226ZWE202119:13:55
71Meghan Canfield - 249OR201019:15:58
72Beverley Anderson-Abbs41CA200519:16:26
73Camelia Mayfield - 228OR202119:17:20
74Amanda Basham28UT201819:17:59
75Ann Trason - 1336CA199719:19:49
76Kaci Lickteig - 328NE201519:20:31
77Nikki Kimball - 542MT201319:21:43
78Nikki Kimball - 639MT201019:23:09
79Amy Sproston - 339OR201319:25:11
80Krissy Moehl - 231WA200919:26:02
81Ashley Nordell32OR201219:26:30
82Nikki Kimball - 735MT200619:26:51
83Katie Asmuth - 236CA202219:30:26
84Meghan Canfield - 352OR201319:30:50
85Beverley Anderson-Abbs - 243CA200719:31:18
86Cat Bradley25CO201719:31:30
87Rory Bosio - 325CA201019:32:07
88Emma Davies - 338CA200319:32:33
89Stephanie Howe - 231OR201519:32:58
90Camille Bruyas30FRA202219:34:24
91Caren Spore42CA201019:34:29
92Amy Sproston - 437OR201119:36:19
93Anne-Marie Madden41BC202219:38:44
94Keely Henninger29OR202119:42:37
95Kaci Lickteig - 434NE202119:42:37
96Luanne Park43CA200419:42:40
97Cecilia Flori37NZL201819:42:55
98Aliza Lapierre - 335VT201519:43:22
99Ann Trason - 1439CA200019:44:42
100Meghan Canfield - 451OR201219:45:24

All-Time Fastest Splits

Western States 100 Fastest All-Time Splits
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)Jim Walmsley, 20211:51Lizzy Hawker, 20122:15
Jared Hazen, 20191:53Lucy Bartholomew, 20182:15
Beth Pascall, 20212:15
Robinson Flat to Last ChanceJim Walmsley, 20191:29Courtney Dauwalter, 20191:43
(mile 30.3 to 43.3)Jim Walmsley, 20211:29Ruth Croft, 20221:47
Jared Hazen, 20191:32Ruth Croft, 20211:48
Ailsa Macdonald, 20221:48
Last Chance to Devil's ThumbJim Walmsley, 20210:44Courtney Dauwalter, 20190:52
(mile 43.3 to 47.8)Mark Brotherton, 19890:46Ann Trason, 19890:53
Kilian Jornet, 20110:47Ann Trason, 19900:54
Jim Walmsley, 20170:47
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
Jim Walmsley, 20211:12Ann Trason, 19941:23
Michigan Bluff to ForesthillJim Walmsley, 20160:51Ellie Greenwood, 20121:00
(mile 55.7 to 62.0)Jim Walmsley, 20190:51Ruth Croft, 20221:00
Jared Hazen, 20190:51Ann Trason, 19941:01
Courtney 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, 20192:27Leah Yingling, 20222:59
(mile 78.0 to 94.6)Jim Walmsley, 20192:33Courtney Dauwalter, 20183:00
Adam Peterman, 20222:35Brittany Peterson, 20193:02
Beth Pascall, 20213:02
Pointed Rocks to FinishPatrick Reagan, 20190:48Clare Gallagher, 20190:51
(mile 94.6 to 100.2)Jim Walmsley, 20190:50Brittany Peterson, 20191:02
Jeff Browning, 20190:50Beth Pascall, 20211:02
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
201224:48:2935<--- 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.



Mathematical analysis of lottery by Ryan Witko.


The Statistical Guide to a Silver Buckle by Ryan Witko.

Tevis and Western States Finishers

The Western States Endurance Run honors its beginnings from the Western States Trail Ride (Tevis Cup). Through the years, inspired by the draw of the Western States Trail, these athletes have met the challenge of both events.