Shebest and Patterson named #10 2015 UltraRunners of the Year


We start our countdown with the tenth ranked runners for 2015.

Bob Shebest

UROY for IGBob Shebest of Santa Rosa, California is number 10 in the 2015 Ultra Runner of the Year rankings. A middle school math teacher, Shebest took full advantage of his summer holiday, winning the San Diego 100 and the Tahoe Rim Trail 50 Mile, and placing second in the Run Rabbit Run100. He also finished fifth in the Gorge Watefalls 100K, losing two places after missing a turn less than a mile from the finish.

2015 Race Results

Race Time Place
San Diego 17:09:28 1
Run Rabbit Run 19:13:34 2
Gorge Waterfalls 10:14:19 5
Marin Ultra Challenge 3:55:06 1
Tahoe Rim Trail 8:09:15 1
Cinderella Trail 4:07:59 1
Purisima Creek 4:51:32 6
TNF-SF 7:17:47 24

Bethany Patterson

UROY for IG2Bethany Patterson of Richmond, Virginia checks in at number 10 for women. Patterson dominated the Commonwealth of Virginia, winning all five races she ran there. She also placed a close second at the White River 50 east of Seattle.

2015 Race Results

Race Time Place Gender Place
White River 8:26:16 21 2
Mountain Masochist 8:28:18 16 1
Terrapin Mountain 4:58:32 9 1
Holiday Lake 4:22:41 13 1
Promise Land 5:28:25 12 1


  1. Bethany Patterson is a bad ass. She was also first female at Hellgate 100k two weeks ago. Fierce, fierce runner and competitor but just as sweet as can be. Amazing and inspirational that she races so well AND has three small munchkins at home! Go CRUT!

  2. Ed Cacciapaglia on

    Congratulations Bethany! Great performance at Hellgate earlier this month.

  3. Bethany is a straight up bad ass runner…she got top 10 at Hellgate, won the women’s race and made it look easy! Kudos Bethany!