Bitter and Falbo named #8 2014 UltraRunners of the Year

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Zach Bitter photo by Israel Archuletta

Zach Bitter photo by Israel Archuletta

Zach Bitter

Zach Bitter comes in at number eight. The Wisconsin middle-school teacher posted the fastest 100-mile time of the year and was also consistently fast at the 100K distance, winning the Mad City 100K and placing sixth in the world championships. Heretofore a road racing specialist, Bitter also placed a solid sixth at the Ice Age Trail 50.

2014 Race Results

Race Time Place
Mad City 100K 6:44:04 1
Ice Age Trail 50 Mile 6:19:52 6
Psycho Psummer 50K 3:52:25 1
Six Days in the Dome (100 Mile split) 12:08:24
IAU World 100K Championships 6:48:53 6

 


 

Traci Falbo photo by Israel Archuletta

Traci Falbo photo by Israel Archuletta

Traci Falbo

Traci Falbo had a stellar year to place eighth. She ran the fastest trail 100-mile time in history at the inaugural running of the Tunnel Hill 100, finishing first overall in a field of 84. Her American record 48-hour run at Six Days in the Dome was one of the top performances of the year. The Indiana native ran with such intensity in that race, collapsing at the finish, that many were using the term “to Falbo” as a verb meaning “literally giving it your all”.

2014 Race Results

Race Time  Overall Place Female Place
Destin Beach 50 Mile 7:42:37 5 1
Land Between the Lakes 50 Mile 8:16:35 8 2
Umstead 100 Mile 16:16:50 4 2
Keys 100 Mile 15:35:02 3 2
Kettle Moraine 100 Mile 19:16:06 7 1
Six Days in the Dome 48-hour 242.35 1 1
Tunnel Hill 100 Mile 14:45:26 1 1
Desert Solstice 24 Hour 147.676 4 2

 

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  1. Missing is Traci’s incredible 147+ mile at Desert Solstice a few weeks ago.