2016 top graded ultra running performances

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Updated 1/8/17

We have listed the top graded performances for each commonly run ultra distance. These rankings are determined by using the Comparative Difficulty Ratios developed by Gary Wang at RealEndurance.com. In his analysis Wang compares times from runners who ran multiple events within the same year to determine a score for each event. Using this approach we can make a relative assessment for courses of widely varying difficulty. Some smaller events are not included as there was insufficient data for Wang to develop a reliable score.

100 Mile (Male)

1 Jason Schlarb, 38, CO 22:58:28 Hardrock 1
2 Zach Bitter, 29, CA 11:40:55 2015 Desert Solstice 0.994
3 Zach Bitter, 30, CA 13:30:28 Javelina 0.991
4 Alex Nichols, 31, CO 17:57:33 Run Rabbit Run 0.986
5 Andrew Miller, 20, OR 15:39:36 Western States 0.975
6 Ian Sharman, 35, OR 16:22:39 Leadville Trail 0.97
7 Jeff Browning, 44, OR  25:42:03 Hardrock 0.957
8 Jeff Browning, 44, OR  21:22:49 HURT 0.928
9 Jeff Browning, 44, OR 16:30:40 Western States 0.925
10 Mark Hammond, 31, UT 19:19:20 Run Rabbit Run 0.917
11 Kyle Curtin, 29, CO 19:27:04 Run Rabbit Run 0.911
12 Ian Sharman, 35, OR 13:45:03 Rocky Raccoon 0.911
13 Gary Robbins, 39, BC 21:55:19 HURT 0.906
14 Ian Sharman, 35, OR 16:55:11 Western States 0.902
15 Jeff Browning, 44, OR 19:38:48 Run Rabbit Run 0.902
16 Chris Mocko, 30, CA 17:01:47 Western States 0.897
17 Brian Rusiecki, 37, MA 19:15:14 Massanutten 0.896
18 Kyle Pietari, 29, MA 17:05:01 Western States 0.894
19 David Riddle, 35, OH 16:24:15 Pinhoti 0.894
20 Ryan Ghelfi, 28, OR 18:28:20 Pine to Palm 0.893
21 Christopher Denucci, 36, CA 17:07:57 Western States 0.891
22 Ryan Weibel, 43, CA 19:33:30 The Bear 0.89
23 Jesse Haynes, 43, CA 17:12:30 Western States 0.887
24 Sage Canaday, 30, CO 17:16:00 Western States 0.884
25 Chikara Omine, 34, CA 16:56:31 Headlands 0.883

 

100 Mile (Female)

1 Gina Slaby, 35, WA 13:45:49 Desert Solstice 1
2 Pam Smith, 41, OR 14:09:48 Dawn to Dusk to Dawn 0.972
3 Kaci Lickteig, 29, NE 17:57:59 Western States 0.958
4 Kaci Lickteig, 30, NE 20:27:57 The Bear 0.95
5 Sabrina Little, 29, TX 14:55:50 Rocky Raccoon 0.945
6 Clare Gallagher, 24, CO 19:00:27 Leadville 0.941
7 Katalin Nagy, 36, FL 14:41:59 2015 Desert Solstice 0.936
8 Courtney Dauwalter, 31, CO 21:23:37 Run Rabbit Run 0.933
9 Amy Sproston, 42, OR 18:54:44 Western States 0.91
10 Ashley Nordell, 36, OR 21:38:43 Bighorn 0.898
11 Devon Yanko, 34, CA 19:10:08 Western States 0.898
12 Darcy Piceu, 41, CO 23:15:25 Wasatch Front 0.888
13 Alissa St Laurent, 31, AB 22:38:48 Run Rabbit Run 0.881
14 Bethany Lewis, 38, UT 31:56:35 Hardrock 0.867
15 Jacqueline Merritt, 28, GA 19:04:46 Pinhoti 0.866
16 Nikki Kimball, 45, MT 22:31:12 Bighorn 0.863
17 Nicole Kalogeropoulos, 33, TX 23:10:36 Run Rabbit Run 0.861
18 Denise Bourassa, 46, OR 25:06:57 Istria (Croatia) 0.856
19 Amanda Basham, 26, CO 20:11:39 Western States 0.852
20 Maggie Walsh, 34, CO 21:00:08 Leadville Trail 0.852
21 Traci Falbo, 44, IN 19:16:04 Burning River 0.848
22 Alissa St. Laurent, 31, AB 20:27:11 Western States 0.841
23 Meghan Arbogast, 55, CA 20:30:11 Western States 0.839
24 Silke Koester, 33, CO 23:10:53 Bighorn 0.839
25 Hannah Green, 25, CO 24:48:06 Wasatch Front 0.832

 

100K (Female)

1 Camille Herron, 34, OK 9:37:42 UROC 1
2 Cassie Scallon, 33, CO 9:19:46 Bandera 0.958
3 Magdalena Boulet, 42, CA 10:58:03 The Canyons 0.941
4 Amy Sproston, 42, OR 10:09:34 Black Canyon 0.897
5 Liza Howard, 43, TX 10:00:17 Bandera 0.894
6 Jodee Adams-Moore, 33, WA 10:27:58 Gorge Waterfalls 0.887
7 Pam Smith, 41, OR 7:56:48 IAU World 100K 0.887
8 Meghan Arbogast, 55, CA 7:58:21 IAU World 100K 0.884
9 Courtney Dauwalter, 31, CO 8:48:25 Javelina 0.879
10 Amanda Basham, 26, CO 10:34:10 Gorge Waterfalls 0.878

 

100K (Male)

1 Sage Canaday, 30, CO 7:52:26 Black Canyon 1
2 Jim Walmsley, 25, AZ 7:46:37 Bandera 0.998
3 Geoffrey Burns, 25, MI 6:30:37 Mad City 0.992
4 Patrick Reagan, 29, GA 6:35:42 IAU World 100K 0.989
5 Geoffrey Burns, 25, MI 6:38:33 IAU World 100K 0.982
6 Charlie Ware, 30, AZ 8:41:20 Black Canyon 0.97
7 Patrick Reagan, 29, GA 6:35:36 Mad City 0.965
8 Paddy O’Leary, 28, CA 9:35:40 The Canyons 0.962
9 Chris Mocko, 29, CA 8:48:16 Black Canyon 0.958
10 Chikara Omine, 31, CA 6:48:48 IAU World 100K 0.957

 

50 Mile (Male)

1 Jim Walmsley, 26, AZ 6:00:52 Lake Sonoma 1
2 Zach Miller, 28, CO 5:56:03 TNF-San Francisco 0.994
3 Jim Walmsley, 26, AZ 5:21:28 JFK 0.991
4 Hayden Hawks, 25, UT 5:58:07 TNF – San Francisco 0.988
5 Chikara Omine, 33, CA 5:57:12 Ruth Anderson 0.966
6 Tim Freriks, 25, AZ 6:17:58 Lake Sonoma 0.955
7 David Laney, 28, OR 6:15:16 TNF – San Francisco 0.948
8 Mario Mendoza, 30, OR 6:30:44 Lake Sonoma 0.924
9 Dylan Bowman, 30, CA 6:31:00 Lake Sonoma 0.923
10 Jorge Maravilla, 39, CA 6:23:43 TNF-San Francisco 0.922
11 Tyler Sigl, 30, WI 6:44:12 Cayuga Trails 0.875
12 Daniel Metzger, 22, CA 6:37:23 Lake Sonoma 0.908
13 Anthony Kunkel, 24, CO 5:52:07 JFK 0.904
14 Dakota Jones, 25, CO 7:31:09 Squamish 0.902
15 Alex Nichols, 31, CO 6:33:43 TNF-San Francisco 0.899
16 Sage Canaday, 30, CO 6:35:52 TNF-San Francisco 0.894
17 Jared Burdick, 29, NY 6:55:50 Cayuga Trails 0.851
18 Erik Sorenson, 30, CA 6:38:43 TNF-San Francisco 0.887
19 David Riddle, 34, OH 7:28:34 Georgia Jewel 0.887
20 Paddy O’Leary, 28, CA 6:39:19 TNF-San Francisco 0.886
21 Coree Woltering, 26, IL 5:30:15 Tunnel Hill 0.884
22 Ryan Smith, 36, CO 7:20:27 Quad Rock 0.884
23 Brian Rusiecki, 37, MA 7:11:51 TNF – Bear Mtn 0.881
24 Brian Condon, 31, CO 6:42:43 TNF-San Francisco 0.879
25 Matt Flaherty, 30, IN 6:53:34 Lake Sonoma 0.873

 

50 Mile (Female)

1 Caroline Boller, 42, CA 5:48:01 Brazos Bend 1
2 Magdalena Boulet, 42, CA 7:06:12 TNF-San Francisco 0.992
3 YiOu Wang, 31, CA 7:14:45 Lake Sonoma 0.991
4 Leah Frost, 33, VT 6:23:39 JFK 0.99
5 Kaci Lickteig, 29, NE 7:22:13 Lake Sonoma 0.973
6 Katalin Nagy, 37, FL 6:52:35 Everglades 0.971
7 Caroline Boller, 41, CA 6:32:35 JFK 0.967
8 Anna Mae Flynn, 29, CA 7:28:22 Lake Sonoma 0.96
9 Kaci Lickteig, 29, NE 7:41:54 Silver State 0.959
10 Camille Herron, 34, OK 7:30:09 Lake Sonoma 0.956
11 Annie Jean, 35, QC 7:24:41 TNF-San Francisco 0.949
12 Clare Gallagher, 25, CO 7:25:25 TNF-San Francisco 0.947
13 Sandi Nypaver, 28, CO 7:27:08 TNF–San Francisco 0.943
14 Emily Peterson, 29, CA 7:41:59 Lake Sonoma 0.931
15 Kasie Enman, 37, VT 7:33:59 TNF-San Francisco 0.929
16 Camille Herron, 34, MI 7:36:42 White River 0.924
17 Keely Henninger, 24, OR 7:38:05 TNF-San Francisco 0.921
18 Stephanie Howe Violett, 33, OR 7:42:04 TNF-San Francisco 0.913
19 Megan Kimmel, 36, CO 7:46:34 TNF-San Francisco 0.904
20 Laura Kline, 39, NY 7:47:53 TNF-San Francisco 0.901
21 Megan Digregorio, 28, MD 7:02:01 JFK 0.899
22 Sarah Keyes, 31, NY 7:50:18 TNF-San Francisco 0.897
23 Liz Gleason, 31, VT 7:05:05 JFK 0.893
24 Maggie Walsh, 34, CO 7:52:38 Silver Rush 0.893
25 Hannah Green, 25, CO 9:05:15 Squamish 0.89

50K (Female)

1 Megan Roche, 25, CA 3:42:24 Way Too Cool 1
2 YiOu Wang, 30, CA 3:43:12 Way Too Cool 0.996
3 Magdalena Boulet, 43, CA 4:09:52 Overlook 0.975
4 Megan Roche, 26, CA 4:20:51 Tamalpa Headlands 0.974
5 Kaci Lickteig, 29, NE 4:23:25 Psycho Psummer 0.965
6 Heather Hoescht, 36, PA 4:03:50 Everglades 0.956
7 Kaci Lickteig, 30, NE 3:45:46 GOATz 0.938
8 Emily Peterson, 29, CA 4:22:30 Marin Ultra Challenge 0.928
9 Anna Mae Flynn, 28, CA 3:59:44 Way Too Cool 0.928
10 Caitlin Smith, 35, CA 4:34:06 Tamalpa Headlands 0.927
11 Anna Mae Flynn, 29, CA 4:34:48 Silver State 0.925
12 Ellie Greenwood, 37, BC 4:11:58 Chuckanut 0.924
13 Lindsay Tollefson, 30, CA 4:03:19 Way Too Cool 0.914
14 Lindsay Tollefson, 30, CA 4:15:17 Gold Rush 0.913
15 Lindsay Tollefson, 31, CA 4:39:08 Tamalpa Headlands 0.911
16 Joelle Vaught, 41, ID 4:16:05 Smith Rock Ascent 0.91
17 YiOu Wang, 31, CA 4:16:08 Quicksilver 0.91
18 Emily Peterson, 29, CA 4:41:52 Tamalpa Headlands 0.902
19 Elizabeth Northern, 28, TX 3:21:30 Cowtown 0.893
20 Caitlin Smith, 35, CA 3:34:22 IAU 50K (Qatar) 0.889
21 Caroline Boller, 41, CA 3:22:50 Caumsett 0.888
22 Caroline Boller, 41, CA 3:22:51 Cowtown 0.888
23 Alicia Shay, 33, AZ 4:34:27 Crown King 0.888
24 Anne-Marie Madden, 35, BC 4:22:52 Chuckanut 0.886
25 Sarah Bard, 31, WA 4:25:27 Chuckanut 0.878

 

50K (Male)

1 Jim Walmsley, 25, AZ 3:49:20 Moab Red Hot 1
2 David Roche, 27, CA 3:19:43 Way Too Cool 0.996
3 Hayden Hawks, 25, UT 5:25:04 Speedgoat 0.991
4 Jim Walmsley, 26, AZ 4:34:07 Franklin Mountain 0.985
5 Jorge Maravilla, 38, CA 3:22:00 Way Too Cool 0.985
6 Alex Nichols, 31, CO 5:27:42 Speedgoat 0.983
7 Zach Bitter, 30, CA 3:41:55 Overlook 0.982
8 Dylan Bowman, 29, CA 3:23:23 Way Too Cool 0.978
9 Cole Watson, 25, OR 3:43:32 TNF – San Francisco 0.975
10 Cody Reed, 25, AZ 3:43:51 Tamalpa Headlands 0.974
11 Morgan Elliott, 24, NC 5:41:24 Flagstaff Sky Race 0.972
12 David Roche, 28, CA 3:44:27 Tamalpa Headlands 0.971
13 Chris Vargo, 34, AZ 3:47:15 Crown King 0.959
14 Paddy O’Leary, 28, CA 3:27:31 Way Too Cool 0.959
15 Daniel Kraft, 27, WA 5:47:18 Flagstaff Sky Race 0.955
16 Tim Tollefson, 31, CA 3:58:51 Silver State 0.952
17 Dylan Bowman, 30, CA 3:48:54 Tamalpa Headlands 0.952
18 Alex Varner, 30, CA 3:29:09 Way Too Cool 0.952
19 Ryan Bak, 35, OR 3:34:08 Flagline Trail Fest 0.952
20 Anthony Kunkel, 24, CO 5:50:08 Flagstaff Sky Race 0.947
21 Mario Mendoza, 30, OR 3:40:06 Chuckanut 0.947
22 Tim Tollefson, 31, CA 4:40:21 The Canyons 0.946
23 Chris Vargo, 34, AZ 4:30:48 Dirty Thirty 0.945
24 Daniel Metzger, 21, CA 3:31:46 Way Too Cool 0.94
25 Brett Hornig, 24, OR 3:32:43 Way Too Cool 0.936
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3 Comments

  1. 50 Mile (Men) has to be an error – Hayden Hawks ran 5:57 at The North Face – SF behind Zach Miller.

    • Same issue with 50K (Male): 2nd & 3rd places are on the list, but not 1st place Morgan Elliott.