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2012 Western States 100: TALON Athlete Race Day Updates

We are at the eve of the 39th Western States 100! Our tribe of TALON athletes are ready for a special 100 mile adventure.

The Auburn track all runners want to see before hour 30. (Photo: Ian Maddieson of New Mexico showing how to get it done back in 2010.)

Race start time: Saturday, 5:00am PDT (7:00am CST)

Here are some great ways to follow the overall race action throughout the day:

  • iRunFar will have great live twitter coverage for the jalapeno footed runners
  • Western States Aid Station checkpoints – This will provide time stamps when runners pass through a check point.
  • TALON athlete coverage – Periodically throughout the day, I will provide updates (below) on the current status of our athletes and any other insight I can find.

Cool temps expected.

A non-snow course year.

BAM! – A great day awaits!

TALON Athlete Updates

Time – 00:00:00

They are off!

All TALON athletes started but Nick Shoemaker would didn’t appear to make the trip.

03:29 (race time) Update

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07:15 (race time) Update

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08:42 (race time) Update

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11:26 (race time) Update

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All are through Dusty Corners, mile 38.

14 still moving strong!

Paul Terranova (TX) is leading for our men in 34th position and through Forest Hill (mile 62)

Liza Howard (TX) is leading for our women in 58th overall and through Michigan Bluff (mile 55.7) Hanging around 12th position in the women’s race!

Four athletes still in the top 100!

14:20 (race time) Update

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19:16 (race time) Update

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25:45 (race time) Update

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30:00 (race time) Update

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About the author

David Hanenburg David Hanenburg is the passionate dirt-lovin' creator of Endurance Buzz and has been playing in the endurance sports world since 2000 after knockin' the dust off of his Trek 950 hardtail thanks to a friend asking to go ride some local dirt. In 2007 he ran his first ultra on the trails and fell in love with the sport and its people. For more information on David's endurance sports journey, check out the About page.

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