Harrison and Swanson named #9 2014 UltraRunners of the Year

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Emily Harrison photo by John Medinger

Emily Harrison photo by John Medinger

Emily Harrison

Emily Harrison is our number nine ranked woman for 2014. The Virginia native, now living in Flagstaff, Arizona, had a stellar year capped by a win at the IAU World Championship 50K in Qatar. She also set course records at the Caumsett 50K (posting the second fastest 50K in U.S. history) and the Lake Sonoma 50. After contending early in the race she was forced to DNF at Western States with a leg injury, the only race she entered and did not win all year.

2014 Race Results

Race Time  Overall Place Female Place
Caumsett 50K 3:15:01 6 1
Lake Sonoma 50 Mile 7:26:15 15 1
Western States 100 Mile DNF
IAU World Championship 50K 3:32:30 1

 


Seth Swason photo by Michael Lebowitz

Seth Swason photo by Michael Lebowitz

Seth Swanson

Seth Swanson comes in at number nine after a short, but highly successful, season. He placed second at Western States where he said he “far exceeded my expectations” and followed that up with a course record win at the Cascade Crest Classic in the mountains east of Seattle. A horticulture professor at Montana State University, Swanson recalls his early running days when his wife Norel would routinely beat him. Now, hardly anyone does.

2014 Race Results

Race Time Place
Capitol Peak 50 Mile 6:31:49 1
Western States 100 Mile 15:19:39 2
Cascade Crest 100 Mile 17:56:50 1
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  1. If I’m not mistaken Harrison also unfortunately DNF’d at the 100k world champs, or at least did not win