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40th Running of the 100 mile Western States this Saturday

Runners from 34 nations are slated to  participate in this year’s Western States 100 mile run by taking  off from Squaw Valley at 5am Saturday morning,  and if they complete the course within 30 hours , they will finish with a victory lap at Placer High School’s  La Febvre  Stadium in Auburn  .
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Western States Race spokesman John Trent says the  triple digit weather forcast  for Auburn will make the race brutal this year , unlike last year’s  benign temperatures  that allowed a winning time of  14 hours and 46 minutes for 29 year old Timothy Olson of Ashland Oregon.   Olson returns this year to defend his title.   Trent says the coveted prize isn’t money, but an object.
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Trent says this 40th running of the  Western States has a starting field of 369 entrants.
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Trent says   good places to watch the race are at the 62 mile mark in Foresthill , or at the end of the race at Placer High School in Auburn.

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