Tuesday, June 29, 2010

BC Woman Wins Legendary Western States 100 Miler

For the first time ever a Canadian woman, specifically a woman from Vernon, British Columbia, has won the 100-mile Western States Endurance Run.

Tracy Garneau, who is 41 years of age won the event in 19 hours 1 minute and 55 seconds, beating out a very competitive women’s field.
Another BC runner, North Vancouver’s Gary Robbins, placed a very respectable 6th overall on the men’s side that saw Alaskan Geoff Roes win with a record-breaking time of 15 hours, 7 minutes and 4.5 seconds.

A big congratulations to these two runners as well as everyone else from north of the border who gutted it during the race.

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