Follow the action from Death Valley here.
Matt Aro from Duluth is the sole MN representative. Other runners people here will be familiar with include Adrian Belitu who came up from Chicago to run Zumbro back in April. And another veteran Zach Gingerich, aiming to improve on last year's 3rd place finish, was here in MN last month to run (and win) FANS 24hr.
No WI runners but KG is pacing Iso Yucra.
Last years winner Marco Farinazzo from Brazil is back again and also vying for the top spot will be Jorge Pacheco.
In the women's race Jamie Donalson is the favorite after her phenomenal run last year and continued success on the trails and road, particularly in timed events. Connie Gardner from Ohio is up there with her so far.
Times for a few people below. I think the first five are/were the top five runners at that checkpoint...
Stovepipe Wells 41.9M
Furnace Creek 17.4M
Matt 3:14 - I wonder if he is still on the course as he started at 8AM (I think all of above except Iso started at 10AM)
Day 2 Updates...
As the runners continued through the night there were quite a few changes in position. I had missed one of the leaders in the above list - Lopez Oswaldo; And I should never have doubted Matt Aro... he is out there alright. Lots of cool photos on the webcast page. This batch by Chris Kostman include a few of Matt.
Last year's winning time was 23:39; CR is 22:52 (Valmir Nunes, 2007). Women's CR is 26:51:33 (Jamie Donaldson, 2008)
Lone Pine 122.3M
1. Zach 21:38
2. Oswaldo 22:11
3. Marco 15:28
4. Jorge 16:36*
5. Jamie 16:41
9. Connie 19:25
12. Pam Reed 20:04
* Jorge had been almost an hour ahead at Panamint Springs 72.3M - the biggest lead all day
Panamint Springs 72.3M
34. Adrian 18:04
38. Matt 19:07
42. Iso 19:54