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Men break records at Western States 100

Jim Walmsley, Jared Hazen, and Tom Evans all finish the 2019 WSER in under 15 hours

History has been made at the 2019 Western States 100-mile Endurance Run (WSER). In the men’s race, Jim Walmsley, Jared Hazen, and United Kingdom’s Tom Evans all finished the race in under 15 hours. In 46 years, this has only been accomplished by three other men: Jim King in 1984, Timothy Olson in 2012, and Rob Krar in 2014 and 2015.

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Tom Evans breaking 15-hours at WSER. Photo: Dave Stevens

Minutes later, records continued to break as the top 10 men all finished under 16 hours. This is the first time this has occurred in 46 years of Western States 100-mile Endurance Run.

Photo: UltraLive Net

In comparison to previous years, the 2019 race was “the first time the temperature has gone down.” Walmsley said at the finish line. Whether it was cooler temperatures, or the world is witnessing a new level of endurance running–history has been made at the 2019 WSER.

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