Congratulations to Tim Olson from Ashland Oregon on another first place win in the Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run, covering the 100.2 mile distance from Squaw Valley to Auburn with a time of 15 hours and 17-minutes.
KAHI’s Mary West caught up with Olson at the finish line Saturday evening on the track at Placer High School. Olson shared his thoughts on running the historic course founded by Meadow Vista resident Gordan Ainsleigh
Ainsleigh who has finished the race 22 times in 40 years, dropped from the race shortly before mid-night after running 62 miles.
An Awards ceremony for top finishers was held at the Placer High school track on Sunday.
Olson, age 29, ran a race for the ages last year, shaving more than 20 minutes off Geoff Roes’ 2010 course record with a run of 14 hours and 46 minutes.You can see a video of the finish here: http://youtu.be/gVuDj_jly5g