Basham and Bitter named #7 2018 UltraRunners of the Year


Amanda Basham

Amanda Basham is the 7th ranked woman for 2018. Basham won the UROC 100K, was 2nd at the Tarawera 100K in New Zealand, and 4th at Western States. Originally from Sweet Home, Oregon, she now lives in North Logan, Utah.

2018 Race Results

Race Time Place Gender Place
Sciacchetrail Cinque Terre (Italy) 5:24:20 18 2
Tarawera (New Zealand) 10:17:38 14 2
UROC 10:40:55 3 1
Western States 19:17:59 22 4
TransAlpine 10:31:10 23 3

Zach Bitter

Zach Bitter checks in at #7 in the UROY Top 10 for 2018. Bitter’s 2018 racing was topped by a 12:08:36 100-mile win at Tunnel Hill, along with three other wins in his new home state of Arizona. Originally from Wisconsin, Bitter moved to Phoenix from Sacramento earlier in the year. But forget racing, the highlight of his year was getting married to Nicole Kalogeropoulos in July. Photo Howie Stern.

2018 Race Results

Race Time Place
Crown King Scramble 4:10:03 1
Hong Kong dnf
Mesquite Canyon 4:19:31 1
Western States 17:26:40 11
Whiskey Basin 7:47:22 1
Tunnel Hill 12:08:36 1
Desert Solstice 116.07 13

1 Comment

  1. Zach’s 116 at Desert Solstice was his 24-hour distance (he stopped early), but there is also a 100-mile podium, which he won with his 13:23:12 split (just two minutes ahead of Camille Herron!).

    Congrats to both Amanda and Zach.