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These Canadians are headed to Western States or Hardrock Hundred in 2024

Ultrarunners internationally tuned in to the lottery attracts, each held on Saturday, to find out who can be operating within the 2024 editions of the legendary Western States Endurance Run (WSER) and Hardrock 100.

Listed here are the fortunate Canadians whose names have been pulled. They put within the work to earn a lottery ticket (or a number of hundred, as your WSER ticket will increase exponentially by 2^(n-1, with n equalling the variety of years you’ve gotten entered the lottery unsuccessfully), and their names have been chosen out of the greater than 9,000 lottery entrants for the 2024 WSER, or 2,414 for Hardrock 100.

Western States 100

The 2023 WSER lottery for the world’s oldest 100-mile path race was held at Placer Excessive College in Auburn, Calif., close to the end line. To enter the WSER lottery, runners should both full a qualifying race, be a top-10 finisher the earlier 12 months, earn a Golden Ticket at one in all seven races, or acquire entry by way of a sponsor. This 12 months’s lottery had a file variety of 9,388 entrants with a mixed complete of 53,966 tickets, and 275 names have been drawn on Saturday (with 75 added to a waitlist).

The 2024 version of WSER will start on June 28.

Jean-Mathieu Chenier (Quebec Metropolis)
Sherman Lam (Scarborough, Ont.)
Jon Paradowski (Regina)
Francisco Riccadonna (Stouffville, Ont.)
Tyler Rogers (Port Moody, B.C.)
Catherine Tetrault (Canmore)
Adam Tremblay (Quispamsis, N.B.)
Madeline Wighardt (Ontario)

Linda Trinh (Toronto)
Yuan Chuang Chen (Vancouver)

*Edmonton’s Priscilla Forgie can be competing as a prime ten finisher from 2023.

Hardrock 100

Hardrock 100 begins and finishes in Silverton, Colo., and 100 miles take runners up and down 10,000 metres of elevation, looping across the San Juan Mountains. Hardrock 100 shouldn’t be solely an iconically powerful race however can also be notoriously difficult to get into, with greater than 2,000 entrants yearly (2,796 in 2023) and solely 146 runners accepted. The 2024 version of the race can be held on July 12.

The Hardrock 100 lottery is split into two swimming pools, the “by no means” and “completed” divisions, with the by no means pool containing all of the runners who’ve by no means accomplished the race, and the completed pool containing runners who’ve completed at the very least one Hardrock 100.

Starting in 2022, Hardrcock 100 launched a coverage that states that the proportion of ladies chosen to begin the race is not going to be lower than the proportion of ladies candidates. In 2023, this was 20 per cent. Separate wait lists are additionally established for women and men to take care of the ratio.

Becky Bates
Becky Bates at Hardrock 100. Picture: Pascal Grey

Joshua Barringer (Brackendale, B.C.)
Tim Blair (North Van.)
Blaze Capdecoume (Vancouver)
Nathaniel Couture (Fredericton, N.B.)
Lourdes Gutierrez-Kellam (Calgary)
Claire Heslop (Almonte, Ont.)
Eric McGee (Rosemere, Quebec)
Alexandra Ostaszewski (Calgary)
Andy Reed (Canmore)
Anatoly Ross (South Lancaster, Ont.)
Samuel Yamamoto (Lethbridge, Alta.)

Matt Barry (North Van.)
Elliot Brady (Sooke, B.C.)
Tara Chahl (Edmonton)
Randy Duncan (Victoria)
Mario Pageant (Calgary)
Matthew Fortuna (Oyama, B.C.)
Leo Fung (Calgary)
Allen Hadley (New Denver, B.C.)
Cal Mitchell (Ottawa, Ont.)
Dawson Mossman (Fredericton, N.B.)
Jason Oliver (Victoria)
Nick Reynolds (Whistler)
Dana Samis (North Van.)
Tory Scholz (Lillooet, B.C.)
Linda Trinh (Toronto)
Keith Viger (Kamloops, B.C.)
Xiao Hui Zheng (Surrey, B.C.)

*B.C. runner Becky Bates can be racing as a finisher from final 12 months.



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