Jim Walmsley and Kaci Lickteig named 2016 UltraRunners of the Year


Jim Walmsley

Jim Walmsley, of Flagstaff, Arizona, ran eight ultras during the year, winning seven of them. His only non-win was at Western States, where he missed a turn at mile 93 while leading the race by an hour. In a totally dominant year, he set course records at the JFK 50, Lake Sonoma 50, and Bandera 100K. He also set a new fastest known time on the Grand Canyon rim-to-rim-to-rim route.

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2016 Race Results

Race Time Place
Bandera 7:46:37 1
Moab Red Hot 3:49:20 1
Mesquite Canyon 4:11:09 1
Lake Sonoma 6:00:52 1
Western States 18:45:36 20
Franklin Mountain 4:34:07 1
Flagstaff to Grand Canyon 3:30:44 1
JFK 5:21:28 1

Kaci Lickteig

Kaci Lickteig, a physical therapist from Omaha, Nebraska, also raced eight times during the year, winning seven times. Nicknamed the “Pixie Ninja” for her diminutive stature and her strong performances, her biggest win was at the Western States 100. She also won the Bear 100, with her lone defeat placing second at the Lake Sonoma 50. In three of her seven wins, she not only was first woman, but beat all the men as well.

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2016 Race Results

Race Time Place Gender Place
Lake Sonoma 7:22:13 16 2
Silver State 7:41:54 4 1
Western States 17:57:59 14 1
The Bear 20:27:57 5 1
GOATz 3:45:46 2 1
Bohemian Alps 4:24:54 1 1
Psycho Psummer 4:23:25 1 1

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