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September 10 2017

Premier League Betting Tips: September 9-11, 2017

by George Keaney This weekend is an intriguing one as far as the top of the table goes, with the title contenders all facing tough tests, Here’s an…

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Liverpool & QPR old boy Djibril Cisse scores in the Swiss league (Video)

Liverpool & QPR old boy Djibril Cisse

Now 36-years-old, former Liverpool, QPR and French international striker Djibril Cisse is back scoring goals.

Back in 2015, Cisse announced his retirement from the Beautiful Game.

Speaking onFrench TV programme J+1 at the time of his decision, Cisse said:

You have to know how to listen to your body from time to time. Today I can no longer play football at a high level, or even play football full stop.

Djiril Cisse scored over 250 goals in his 16-year career, including nine goals in 41 matches for the French national side.

The striker was forced to overcome many obstacles and challenges, after horrendously suffering not one but two major leg breaks, shortly after signing for Liverpool in 2004 and ahead of a move to Marseille in June 2006.

Djibril Cisse scores in the Switzerland

But, slightly under the radar, Cisse has returned to the pitch in recent months.

Back in July, third division Swiss club Yverdon announced they’d landed Cisse.

And so far Cisse’s return is going great. He’s scored five goals in six matches, andYverdon are second in their league.

On Saturday, Yverdon beat Basel II 2-1.

Djibril Cisse scored the winner with a 93rd minute penalty.

He celebrated like a boss!

Kylian Mbappe confirms joining Arsenal was a real option

Paris Saint-Germain new boy Kylian Mbappe has confirmed that he had the chance to join Arsenal in the summer transfer window. The France…

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August 27 2017

UTMB Intrigue

Last year in this space and on this weekend, I wrote a piece titled UTMB Envy in which I spoke about how badly I want to one day run UTMB and how every year around this time I envy those who get to do so. This year, I am sad to say, I feel the same way. I really wish I was heading over to Chamonix, France like many of my friends and not just to run but I’d also love to go over there to see the whole thing unfold.

I completely agree with Bryon Powell, who wrote in iRunFar’smen’s preview articleon Mondaythat this year’s UTMB is the deepest, most competitive men’s field ever assembled for a trail 100 miler. And in reading that, it reminded me of a time seven years ago when he and I said the same thing about the men’s race atWestern States. The 2010 Western States 100 turned out to be an inflection point for our sport and to this day resonates with me as one of the single best days of competitive ultrarunning I have ever seen. Perhaps this year’s UTMB will be another such inflection point.

Allow me to take you back to the last Saturday in June of 2010 and give you a sense of the men’s field that day:

First of all, there were ‘the big four.’ Two-time defending champion, Hal Koerner, was returning and by all accounts was in the best shape of his life. Two-time Leadville Trail 100 Mile winner Anton Krupicka was coming to run his first Western States after a series of impressive tune-up races and a seemingly incomprehensible training schedule. Alaskan Geoff Roes was making his way to Squaw Valley, California to run his first Western States after completing what was, perhaps, the single greatest season of ultrarunning ever. And, Catalan phenom Kilian Jornet was making his North American ultramarathon race debut after wowing the ultra world with his exploits in other parts of the world. For most prognosticators, the winner was going to come from one of those four.

However, chasing that group were some impressive runners, some names that will still be recognized and others perhaps less so. Zach Millerwas back as one of only a few returning top-10 runners from 2009. Nick Clark and Ian Sharman were running, believe it or not, their first Western States. Gary Robbins was coming down from Canada, Neal Gorman from Virginia, and Leigh Schmitt from Massachusetts. To top that all off, the grand master himself, Tom Nielsen, was returning to Western States after several years away.

In short, it was a stacked field in which most of us believed anything could happen. And, indeed it did! On the slightly modified course, in the end, Geoff Roes closed hard after Foresthill, passing Anton Krupicka at mile 89 and going on to set a new course record. Krupicka held on for what was, at the time, the fastest second-place finish ever and Kilian Jornet, after making a few rookie mistakes, managed a third-place finish.

Hal Koerner didn’t have his best day and ended up dropping at the river crossing as did Leigh Schmitt. Miller, Robbins, Clark, and Sharman, however, all went on to impressive top-10 finishes and the race went down in history. To this day, I can still feel the energy that was coursing through the awards ceremony that hot JuneSundayafternoon. It was positively palpable.

Looking at next weekend’s UTMB, I have a hunch it could be quite similar to that 2010 Western States. While certainly the field is deeper and more robust and the cast of characters is different, it could, nonetheless, be another inflection point for the men’s side of our sport and that is wonderfully exciting!

For a continued trip down memory lane, here are a few memories from that great day in 2010:

Bottoms up!

AJW’s Beer of the Week

This week’s Beer of the Week comes from Boulevard Brewing Company in Kansas City, Missouri. Their Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale is one of the best of this variety I have tasted. It’s fruity yet dry with just a touch of sourness. Wonderfully drinkable and simple.

Call for Comments (from Meghan)

  • Do you remember the 2010 Western States men’s race? What stories from the race can you recall?

  • What about this idea of inflection points? Do you think next week’s UTMB could be an inflection point for the men’s side of the sport?

  • Can you think of parallel inflection points for women’s trail ultrarunning? What races shifted what we think we know about it?

Bournemouth's statement on Sergio Aguero assault

Bournemouth on Sergio Aguero

Just as the Sunday papers were releasing their first editions alleging that Sergio Aguero could have assaulted a police officer, Bournemouth had their say.

Man City beat Bournemouth 2-1 on Saturday in a match which had an epic finish.

Raheem Sterling scored a winner in the 97th minute which set off wild scenes with the away fans.

Sterling was sent off in the melee, while Sergio Aguero could into a confrontation with a policeman.

Things got physical as Aguero stepped in to stop a Man City fan from being hurt by the officers.

The Man City forward seemed to push a policeman after the footballer was shoved away from the scene.

‘No assault took place’

On Saturday nightBournemouth released a statement which should help to make sure Aguero receives no punishment.

The club posted the following message on their website:

The club have been advised that due to a misunderstanding, an earlier statement alleging assault has been withdrawn and no assault took place.

AFC Bournemouth recognises that stewards and police were carrying out their duties in preventing encroachment onto the pitch, with the safety of players and supporters in mind.

The club will make no further comment on the matter.

Aguero has also defended his actions in the matter on social media.

Video: Liverpool 4-2 Hoffenheim

Liverpool booked their place in the Champions League group stage with a 4-2 win over Hoffenheim at Anfield last night. The Reds built on their 1-2…

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August 06 2017

Flashback Friday: Sparkle the Butterfly

tortoiseshell cat wearing butterfly wings

Remember the other day when Binga was wearing butterfly wings in a vain attempt to catch bugs? Those wings have been sitting around for a very long time since 2011, in fact! And you know who wore them first?

somali cat wearing a butterfly costume

Sparkle! The butterfly getup was one of several outfits my human got for her, Binga, and even Boodie that year. If you want to see the original blog post, it's here.

somali cat wearing badly fitting butterfly costume

Halloween was not a holiday Sparkle looked forward to. She was not really one for costumes. She was also too small for this outfit, as you can see. My human had a hard time keeping it on her. It kept slipping around. To give you an idea of how small she was, the wings even fit me, although I don't have a photo of me wearing them.

Sparkle the butterfly looking at the dog through a glass door

The dog that lived here is gone now too- she was only here for less than a year after my human brought me home. I think the dog felt bad for Sparkle having to wear that costume.

mad somali cat in butterfly costume

And Sparkle really did hate that costume- she let my human know that in no uncertain terms! I don't know what happened to the antenna part of the outfit. I think moths ate the feathery parts and it got thrown out.

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Planning My Wardrobe for the Cat Show at Purina Farms

somali cat surrounded by her clothes

Look at this big pile of clothes! I've been planning my wardrobe for this weekend's cat show, but it's hard. It's two long days, so I need enough wardrobe to last me the whole time. My human says I don't need as much as I think because I won't be wearing something every single minute I'm there. But I want to choose just the right things.

somali cat with tortoiseshell cat in dress

Binga wanted to help, but I told her she could only if she wore one of the dresses.

somali cat planning her wardrobe for a cat show at Purina Farms

Anyhow, I laid everything out nicely so I could get a better of idea which outfits I want to take with me. You can see why I am having such a difficult time deciding.

somali cat wearing pink and white hat

I do plan to take this hat along. It's my favorite. I'm also bringing my sunglasses. Now if only I can narrow down the dresses.

somali cat with her wardrobe choices

Okay, I think I have the ones I want. I decided I should have one fancy dress for each day, plus some casual choices. Plus the BatCat outfit is always a big hit.

somali cat with wardrobe getting photobombed by tortoiseshell cat

My mind is made up, even if Binga does not totally agree. So anyhow, if you are near St. Louis, I will be at the cat show at the Purina Farms Event Center both this Saturday and Sunday! If you live in the area, I hope you can come visit me and say hi! Here is a PDF of the flyer- I am one of the friendly Ambassador Cats!

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Real Madrid or Barcelona? Conte casts doubt on Eden Hazard's future

Eden Hazard & Chelsea

Rather than thinking aboutEden Hazard leaving, Chelsea fans are currently more concerned about when the Belgian will return to the pitch.

Hazard picked up an injury on international duty at the start of the summer, and that has derailed his whole off-season.

After having an operation, Hazard as been focused on regaining his fitness, but that’s meant he’s missed Chelsea’s entire pre-season schedule.

Hazard is back at training in Cobham, but it could still be a couple of months before he returns to action for the Blues.

Moreover, Antonio Conte has recently laughed off speculation that Hazard could be leaving the Bridge anytime soon.

Cue the rumours

Yet, despite all that, two of England’s leading tabloids, the Star and the Express, link Hazard with possible moves to Barcelona or Real Madrid on Sunday.

Barcelona, of course, are looking for a replacement for Neymar, while Hazard has long been thought to be a Real Madrid target.

The tabloids source their story from the same place: Antonio Conte.

That’s after the Italian boss told the media that any future decision on Hazard is up to the Chelsea board.

Rather than implying Hazard is on his way out the club, Conte’s comments seem to be a reflection of his frustration with the Blues.

While the Italian is keen to boost his squad, the club haven’t met all his demands in the transfer market.

Conte’s statement on Hazard seems to reflect the wide problem that the manager isn’t able to force through his transfer objectives as he’d like.

Newcastle hopeful of West Ham deal

Premier League 2017/2018 is closer than ever!

Newcastle are just eight days away from playing Premier League football again.

The Toon welcome Spurs to St James’ Park next Sunday and it looks increasingly likely that Moussa Sissoko could be in the Tottenham line-up.

Meanwhile, Newcastle have brought in five players this summer, but Rafa Benitez’s transfer incomings and outgoings look far from over.

Newcastle want West Ham goalkeeper Adrian

On Saturday, Sky Sports report that Newcastle are keen on West Ham goalkeeper Adrian.

The 30-year-old goalkeeper signed a two-year extension with the East London side earlier in the summer but looks far from happy at West Ham.

Last season, Adrian lost his place to Darren Randolph in Slaven Bilic’s first team XI.

Joe Hart: West Ham’s number 1?

This summer, West Ham have brought in Joe Hart and it seems hugely unlikely that the England goalkeeper would come in on a high profile transfer and not play.

The Hammers have sold Darren Randolph to Middlesbrough so any Newcastle move for Adrian would also be held up by Bilic finding a new goalkeeper.

Newcastle have been linked with two Spanish goalkeepers this summer, in Willy Caballero and Pepe Reina.

Rob Elliot: Newcastle’s number one

Caballero was reportedly close but chose Chelsea instead, to be back up to Thibaut Courtois.

As it stands, Rob Elliot is Newcastle’s number one and could start in goal against Spurs next week.

The Toon also have Freddie Woodman on their books, who was the hero for England Under-20s in the World Cup this past summer.

Newcastle have signed five players so far this summer: Christian Atsu, Florian Lejeune, Jacob Murphy, Javier Manquillo and Mikel Merino.

West Ham have also been busy, bringing in Hart, Marko Arnautovic and Javier Chicharito Hernandez.

Related: Bad news: Tottenham’s horror injury scare before Newcastle.

Newcastle impress with 3-1 win at Wolfsburg (official highlights video).

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Paul Pogba shortlisted for Europa League award

Manchester United pair Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Paul Pogba, and their former team-mate Zlatan Ibrahimovic, have been shortlisted by UEFA for its Europa...

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Nothing is a funny thing. Is it merely nothing at all, or solely nothing at all? Can it be the cancellation of massive opposites or must it be the absence of either? Is it barely there or infinitely vast? I don’t know nothing.

At the moment, I feel as though I have nothing to write. Perhaps, it’s the dogs days of summer. Perhaps, it’s months of endless travel. Perhaps, it’s just a lull in life.

In a way, uncertainty can feel like nothing. At the moment, I feel like I’ve got an oversized portion of uncertainty. That uncertainty isn’t inherently negative. Indeed, I feel like a number of amazing options have opened in my life. They’re big and exciting. They’re also weighty and involved. Being neck deep in details for the time being, I have neither the time nor the energy to assess these options. So, for now, I do nothing.

Then, there’s the fact that nothing’s happening with my running. If I was injured or taking a break or recovering after a big adventure, well, that would be something. Instead, I’m running every day, but just a little. I don’t yet have a firm enough focus to recommit to training. It is no coincidence that my column has recently diverged from being running-centric.

All this nothing gives me something to look forward to anything but nothing. And, ah, there is something out there. In the void, my passions glow brighter than usual. I am a moth drawn toward these lights.

Indeed, this past weekend, wilderness-enabled nothingness found on two trail runs in Bears Ears National Monument sparked a whole lot of something. It was the lack of people, the lack of contact, the lack of pressures and constraints, and so much more less that carved out cavities of head space. Sometimes, I thought of splendid nothing. At others, my mind boiled over with adventures, pursuits, and ideals worth furthering. A stoking wind blew across my flames spending a spray of sparks upward and that’s really something.

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Tottenham step up interest in Max Meyer

Tottenham Hotspur are stepping up their efforts to sign Schalke starlet Max Meyer, according to the Daily Mirror. The north Londoners has an approach...

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Marcus Rashford congratulates Neymar on his PSG transfer

Manchester United youngster Marcus Rashford has taken to Twitter to congratulate Neymar on his world record transfer from Barcelona to Paris…

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Tiemoue Bakayoko and Eden Hazard set to miss Chelsea's season opener against Burnley

Chelsea star Eden Hazard and summer signing Tiemoue Bakayoko are both set to miss the start of the new Premier League season, head coach Antonio…

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Spurs plot move for Diego Simeone's son Giovanni Simeone

Genoa striker Giovanni Simeone is a transfer target for Tottenham Hotspur, according to the Daily Mirror. The 22-year-old is the son of Atletico…

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July 26 2017

Salomon S-Lab Sense Ultra Giveaway (US only)

A week ago, Salomon’s Kilian Jornet and Caroline Chaverot won the Hardrock 100. To honor their performances, we'vepartnered with Salomon to give away five pairs ofSalomon S-Lab Sense Ultras. At less than 10 ounces, yet still with adequate structure and lugging for us mere humans, these are S-Lab shoes suitable for both racing ultramarathons and everyday training.

To enter, simply fill out the formbelow by Sunday, July 30th, 11:59 p.m. MDT. Entry limited to those with access to a US address. One entry per person. (Duplicate entries will result in ineligibility.)

[By entering the contest you agree to Salomon contacting you for marketing purposes (you opt in). iRunFar will never use theinformation provided other than to notify the five winners.]


Salomon S-Lab Sense Ultra Giveaway (US only)

A week ago, Salomon’s Kilian Jornet and Caroline Chaverot won the Hardrock 100. To honor their performances, we'vepartnered with Salomon to give away five pairs ofSalomon S-Lab Sense Ultras. At less than 10 ounces, yet still with adequate structure and lugging for us mere humans, these are S-Lab shoes suitable for both racing ultramarathons and everyday training.

To enter, simply fill out the formbelow by Sunday, July 30th, 11:59 p.m. MDT. Entry limited to those with access to a US address. One entry per person. (Duplicate entries will result in ineligibility.)

[By entering the contest you agree to Salomon contacting you for marketing purposes (you opt in). iRunFar will never use theinformation provided other than to notify the five winners.]


June 25 2017

2017 Western States 100 Group Think Predictions

While it always means staying up late on one of the busiest weeks of the entire year, as always here are YOURWestern States 100 group-think predictions in one of my favorite iRunFar articles of each and every year. Yes, it's geeky, but it's also informative as heck. For the ninth-straight year, we've tabulated and taken a look at all the votes cast in our Western States prediction contest. In the past, these 'group think' predictions have generally been (much) better at forecasting the race's outcome than individual pickers. So, if you're looking for a solid relative ranking of this year's Western States 100 competitors, look no further.

[Editor's Note: You can readboth our women's and men's previews ahead of the race and followour live race coveragestarting 6 a.m. PDT on Saturday.]

How the Group Think Predictions Work

Back to the predictions. Below, we attempt to apply a hive-mentality approach to see how the men's and women's fields play out when the collective thoughts of over 1,100 participants are accumulated. In addition to showing how many picks the top runners received for each place, we ranked the runners by MVP-style voting (i.e., 8 points for first, 7 points for second, and so on). Both the men's and women's tables show all WS runners who accumulated 30or more points. Read on to see how the masses predicted the outcome for the Big Dance this weekend as well as some iRunFar analysis of those predictions and commentary on the race.

The Just Rewards

Thanks again to all who participated in the contest! After this weekend, four lucky winners will be crowned and receive prize packs courtesy of Drymax, Altra, GU Energy, and Julbo with the grand-prize winner also getting a sweet triptych from Maggie Tides. Remember to follow us on Twitter to receive updates on the leaders throughout the day to see how your picks are performing.

2017 Western States 100 Women's Field

Interesting Women's Field Notes

  • It's no surprise when the defending champ returns as the odds on favorite and such is the case with Kaci Lickteig this year. She was the top vote getter for first place by more than a 2-1 ratio and the clear favorite in the point total.

  • Magdalena Boulet, the 2015 women's champ, was the top vote getter for both second and third place, as well as the clear second in the point total.

  • Stephanie Violett, who won in 2014 and was third in 2015 before missing last year's race, was ranked third, but bunched with YiOu Wang who finished 13th in last year's race. Violett had the most votes for a fourth-place finish, while Wang had the most votes to finish fifth.

  • Only a few weeks off winning the Comrades Marathon, Camille Herron was ranked fifth and didn't receive the most votes for any single position.

  • Aside from Lickteig, each of the rest of the returning finishers from last year's top 10 were ranked significantly lower than their finish last year with last year's runner up Amy Sproston being ranked sixth (and the top vote getter to finish sixth and seventh), last year's fourth-place finisher Amanda Basham ranked 9th, last year's fifth-place finisher Alissa St. Laurent ranked 12th, and last year's eighth-place finisher Maggie Guterl ranked 11th. Note that St. Laurent was also ranked 12th in last year's group think.

  • In both the women's and men's race, three runners making their Western States debut are ranked in the top 10. On the women's side, that includes Herron (fifth), Andrea Huser (seventh), and Clare Gallagher (eighth). Huser is also the only foreign woman ranked in the top 10.

  • Ranked 10th overall, Meghan Laws (formerly Arbogast) had the most votes to finish eighth and the third-most votes to finish seventh. With four finishes between sixth and 10th in the past six years (along with a fourth and a 12th place), she's a solid safety pick.

  • With Boulet, Sproston, Huser, and Laws, four masters women were ranked in the top 10. The order was a bit different in the independent voting for top masters woman with the order going: Boulet (571), Laws (277), Huser (108), Sproston (76).

  • Slightly reversing the trend of an increasing percentage of women at least getting one vote, the percentage dropped to 92% this year, the lowest such percentage since 84% received a vote (with 25% fewer total votes) in 2013. Along the same lines, the number of women receiving 10 or more points decreased for the fourth-straight year, going from62 to 57 to 51 to 47.

2017 Western States 100 Men's Field

Interesting Men's Field Notes

  • With only one previous men's champ returning and that being the very first in Gordy Ainsleigh, you'd think the men's picks would be wide open. Hardly. Never has there been such a lopsided favorite in one of our group thinks than Jim Walmsley for this year's race. The next closest would be Ellie Greenwood at roughly 7-1 (367/52) over the next place woman (Lizzy Hawker) before the 2012 race. Walmsley outpaced the next most picked winner, Jeff Browning, at an incredible 96-1 ratio (1056/11)!Further, 1091 out of 1121 (97.3%) people who voted three-men deep chose Walmsley to finish on the podium. What's more, he received significantly more first-place votes (1056) than any one else received votes in total. (Browning had the next most votes for any of the top-eight positions with 994.) The previous men's high for percentage of maximum number of points was Rob Krar's 92.2% in 2015, while Walmsley hit a whopping 97.1% of the maximum point total.

  • There was a rather tight race for second, with Browning just outpacing Chris Mocko on the basis of more votes and being the top vote getter to finish third or fourth. On the other hand, more folks picked Mocko to finish second outright than anyone else.

  • Only Alex Nichols in sixth broke up the foreigners' stretch from fourth through 10th. I don't believe that six foreigners have previously been picked in the top 10, so, perhaps, (1) the foreign competition is increasing, (2) the domestic competition is decreasing, (3) voters are becoming more aware of international talent, or (4) some combination of these. These foreigners are: 4. Thomas Lorblanchet, 5. Ian Sharman, 7. Jonas Buud, 8. Elov Olsson, 9. Ryan Sandes, and 10. Paul Giblin.

  • Of last year's top 10, Lorblanchet is the only man the group think predicts to finish in the same position as last year. The group think moves Browning up from third to second, Mocko up from seventh to third, and Sharman from sixth to fifth. On the other hand, it drops Giblin from fifth to 10th and Pietari from eighth to 13th. Just outside the top 10, the group think put Tfol Castanyer in 12th, right where he finished last year.

  • Ian Sharman appears to be a favorite safety pick in the contest, with the second most votes for fifth while being the leading vote getter for sixth, seventh, and eighth position. That's not unreasonable given his seven-straight top-10 finishes at the race. Also, I believe this is the third-straight year in which Sharman was the top vote getter for each of the sixth, seventh, and eighth positions.

  • Each of the top five ranked runnersWalmsley, Browning, Mocko, Lorblanchet, Sharmanreceived more total votes than any lower ranked runner and the highest vote total for each of the top eight positions was found among these five. [Added June 22 10:30 a.m. PDT]

  • Only two masters men, Browning and Buud, were ranked in the top 10. Unlike the women, the independent top men's master ranked reflected the overall ranking with Browning (641) getting many more votes than Buud (142). Michael Wardian (97), Jesse Haynes (48), and Castanyer (34) rounded out the top five in men's masters voting.

  • Hey California, there are three ColoradansNichols, Avery Collins, and Pietari and two Bend, Oregon residentsSharman and Ryan Kaiserbefore the second Californian in the group think. Interestingly, the second and third Californians in the group thinkChristopher Denucci (15th) and Jesse Haynes (16th)actually finished ninth and 10th last year.

  • For the first time in a while, there was actually a drop in the number of men receiving at least one vote, going from 164 last year to 142 this year.

  • All the way down in 19th, David Byrne of Australia might be the highest ranked 100-mile debutant in the race!

  • Ranked sixth through eighth, Nichols, Buud, and Olson are the highest ranked Western States rookies.

  • Amongst non-running celebrities, former Major League Soccer player Nate Jaqua outpaced Charles Humphrey III of the bluegrass band Steep Canyon Rangers 10 to six. (As a SCR fan since 2002, go Charles!)

Notes On Participation

  • At least three runners on the above tables voted, with the two men I spotted picked themselves above the group think ranking and the woman matching her group thinking ranking. Both spouses of runners on the table picked their significant other about the runners group think ranking. [Added June 22 11 a.m. PDT]

  • At least four former Western States champs voted with Kaci and Jim ranking first. They tended to rank Olsson, Buud, Sandes, and Huser above their group think rankings. [Added June 22 11 a.m. PDT]

Call for Comments

  • So what do you think about the group-think prediction?

  • What interesting observations have you made about the data?

  • How would you change your picks based on what you know now?

  • Want to make any of your predictions public? If so, leave a comment!

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  • Camille Herron Pre-2017 Western States 100 Interview

    Three weeks ago, Camille Herronwon the 2017 Comrades Marathon. This weekend, she’s doubling down at the 2017Western States 100. In the following interview, Camille talks about what it’s been like trying to recover and turn the mind and body over from Comrades to Western States, if she thinks she has recovered, how she plans to strategically approach her first 100-mile race, and how she thinks her trail skills have developed in her year-plus racing on trails.

    You can find out more about who’s racing this weekend in our women’s and men’s previews, and follow the race with our live coverage on Saturday.

    Camille Herron Pre-2017 Western States 100 Interview Transcript

    Full transcript coming soon.

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