2012 Western States 100
This is the 3rd year I’ve made it over to Tahoe for the Western States 100 running race. One of the oldest and most prestigious 100-mile running races. It’s a busy day starting at 4am and not ending til after midnight, longer if I wanted. Logistically getting from checkpoint to checkpoint on time to see the fast front runners is challenging. Even though I’m in a car you often have to drive 4x as far as the runners have to run along with a short hike to get to the aid station and or trail. Needless to say, I am exhausted by the end of the day and always think about the people who have been running that entire time and those who are still running!
It’s a super cool event to be a part of and I’m always taken back by how friendly everyone is at the race. Take for instance the top runners, even when they run 30 min of course, still seem to be relaxed and take time to say thank you to someone who cheers for them. This year was even more historic as both the men’s and women’s record were broken. The women’s was one that stood for 30 years!
Below are some of the photos I took of the race (there are 2 pages.)