Wang and Nichols named #7 2017 UltraRunners of the Year


YiOu Wang

YiOu Wang is the number 7 ranked woman for 2017. Wang won the highly competitive Lake Sonoma 50, placed second at Chuckanut and set a course record while winning the Quicksilver 50K. She is currently on a yearlong sabbatical from her job as Dean of Curriculum at a private school in Marin County, California. Photo: John Medinger

2017 Race Results

Race Time Place Gender Place
Quicksilver 4:11:42 3 1
Skyline 4:07:59 6 1
Western States dnf
Lake Sonoma 7:22:34 9 1
FOURmidable 4:18:08 7 1
Chuckanut 4:23:31 26 2

Alex Nichols

Alex Nichols of Colorado Springs is the number 7 male. Nichols was second (and top American) at Western States and third at the highly competitive Grand Trail des Templiers in France. He also won the Black Canyon 100K. Originally from Minneapolis, Nichols is a cross-country coach at Colorado College. Photo: Tim Bergsten

2017 Race Results

Race Time Place
Western States 16:48:23 2
Run Rabbit Run dnf
Grand Trail des Templiers (France) 6:49:26 3
Black Canyon 7:55:31 1
Sawmill 4:56:00 1


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