First of all, thank you to everyone who participated in the 2013 Black Hills 100 and, especially, to our great group of volunteers who helped us pull this thing off. It’s a simple fact that we could not do what we do without the volunteers and we’re lucky to have so many who are willing to donate their time to help the Black Hills 100 be successful.
2013 was an incredible year for the Black Hills 100. After the infamous severe thunderstorm in 2011 and crazy heat in 2012, we finally got “normal” late June weather this year and the impact on the event was obvious. The finish rate for the 100M was 69%, compared to 35% and 37% in 2011 and 2012. Of those finishers, 14 earned the sub-24 golden buffalo buckle, compared to 2 in 2011 and 3 in 2012. And course records were emphatically re-set. Alison Smith broke the women’s course record for the 50M, becoming the first woman to go sub-11. In the 100M, Jeremy Bradford returned to defend his title and lowered his own course record by nearly two hours in the process. Hot on his heels was Kaci Lickteig, running in her first 100. Kaci finished just six and a half minutes behind Jeremy and broke the women’s course record by an astounding 7 hours. Incredible performances all around!
Full results for the 2013 events are posted now at: http://www.wyorace.com/currentresults.html
Thank you again for coming to the Black Hills! We hope to see everyone again next year!