Boulet and Laney named 2015 UltraRunners of the Year


David Laney

UROY for IG20David Laney  is the men’s Ultra Runner of the Year for 2015. Laney won both the Chuckanut 50K and the Bandera 100K, and finished third at UTMB – posting the fastest time ever for an American man at Europe’s top ultra. He rounded out a highly varied year of racing with a top-10 finish at Western States and strong placing at the IAU World Trail Championships in France. Laney grew up in Portland, Oregon and led Southern Oregon State University to the team title at the NAIA Cross Country Championships in 2010, before making his ultra debut in 2013. He currently lives in Ashland, Oregon.

2015 Race Results

Race Time Place
UTMB – France 21:59:42 3
Western States 17:01:37 8
Bandera 8:35:46 1
IAU World Trail – France 9:02:44 12
Chuckanut 3:40:20 1
Gorge Waterfalls DNF

Magdalena Boulet

UROY for IG19Magdalena Boulet is the women’s Ultra Runner of the Year for 2015. Boulet’s spectacular year included six ultra wins, including the Western States 100, the Chuckanut 50K, and the UROC 100K. Boulet was born in Jastrzębie-Zdrój, Poland, became a U.S. citizen in 2001, and earned a spot on the US Olympic team in the marathon in 2008. She lives in Oakland, California where she is Vice President of Innovation, Research and Development for GU Energy Labs.

2015 Race Results

Race Time Place Gender Place
Western States 19:05:21 20 1
CCC – France 14:02:47 17 2
The Canyons 11:32:27 3 1
Sean O’Brien 9:51:27 7 1
Diablo Trails Challenge 4:34:22 2 1
Chuckanut 4:13:44 10 1
UROC 10:03:29 5 1


  1. Running Fan on

    Ultrarunning you missed one for your top ten: Kathleen Cusick

    Fort Clinch 100 – 1st place
    Massanutten 100- 1st place
    Eastern States 100- 1st place
    Pine Creek 100- 1st place (1st overall)
    Cloudsplitter 100- 1st place
    Old Dominion 100- 1st place
    Vermont 100- 2nd place
    Pinhoti 100- 2nd place
    Tuessey Mountain 50- 3rd place
    Bull Run 50- 3rd place
    Stone Mill 50- 3rd place
    Hellgate 100k- 3rd place

  2. tropicaljohn on

    Cusick did indeed have a fine year, and she ended up 13th in the voting.