Posts Tagged ‘ultra marathon’

The 2012 Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run is in progress as of 5am PDT today.

Follow the racing action and your favorite runner via the webcast.

Runners face a climb of 2,550 vertical feet within the first four miles of the course.  Afterwards, they must ascend another 15,540 feet and then descend a total 22,970 feet as they reach the finish line.

Brutal, is all I can say.

 

WS100 trail course map