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WS Board Welcomes Three New Members

The Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run Board of Trustees has added three new members.

The three new board members are Tia Bodington, Diana Fitzpatrick, and Karl Hoagland.

“Our three new board members give us strength in a number of key areas,” said John Trent, president of the Western States Board of Trustees. “All three are well-known and well-respected members of the ultra community.  Most importantly from the perspective of our Board, all three new members have demonstrated a long term dedication to the sport and to Western States.

“We’re excited to welcome Tia, Diana and Karl to our board.”

Bodington, of Talent, Ore., is managing editor of UltraRunning Magazine, considered by many to be the sport of ultramarathoning’s most influential publication. Bodington is also race director of the Miwok 100K in the Marin Headlands, which annually draws one of the most competitive and diverse 100K trail fields in the country.

Fitzpatrick, of Larkspur, Calif., is an attorney and one of the country’s finest age-group competitors, as well as a race director. Fitzpatrick and her husband, Tim, have served as race directors for the Headlands 50K for several years. Fitzpatrick has held the 50 to 59 age group record at Western States and is a qualifier for the U.S. Women’s Olympic Marathon Trials.

Hoagland, of Fairfax, Calif., is a businessman with a background in finance. He is founder of Larkspur Hotels, which acquired, developed and managed more than two dozen hotels in northern California and Pacific Northwest. Hoagland is also an accomplished ultra runner, having finished Western States five times, including a best of 18:15.

With the addition of Bodington, Fitzpatrick, and Hoagland, the Western States Board of Trustees now has 13 members.

The 2013 Western States 100 will be held on June 29.

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