Montrail Athlete Ellie Greenwood Wins Western States 100

In her first ever 100-mile race, Montrail athlete Ellie Greenwood posted a historic and unbelievable comeback to win the 2011 Western States Endurance Run in a time of 17:55:33.
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Montrail Athlete Ellie Greenwood Wins Western States 100

In her first ever 100-mile race, Montrail athlete Ellie Greenwood posted a historic and unbelievable comeback to win the 2011 Western States Endurance Run in a time of 17:55:33. After a rough start in which her hamstrings seized up early in the race, Greenwood was able to turn it around with the help of her crew and race volunteers.


At the Rucky Chucky aid station and river crossing, Greenwood was roughly 20 minutes behind the leader (last year's winner Tracey Garneau) with only 22 miles remaining in the race. This is where Greenwood's race began to change. She surged on, eventually dropping her pacer, to pass the lead runner Kami Semick at mile 95. Greenwood went on to win by a commanding 22 minutes and posted the second fastest female finish in race history.

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