Thursday, June 26, 2008

Western States Canceled

I am very sad today seeing that the great Western States 100 mile run is canceled for the first time in 35 years. I guess with all the wild fires and bad air because of the fires they pulled the plug. I feel so bad for all the runners who have worked so hard to get ready for this one day. Heck I also feel for the workers of the race who also saw a years worth of planning go out the window. A sad day for me and many other ultra runners. There is more info at the Western Sates 100 web site.


nwgdc said...

wow! and what a field! they have some really tough decisions'll be interesting to follow, although i was much more interested in following the webcast of the actual race.

sr in tx said...

I agree, Kurt. It is so sad that WS is cancelled. I cannot imagine the disappointment the runners, volunteers, and board of directors must be feeling. A person's heart and soul go into training for a race like that.