This is gonna be an exciting year! Ryan Smith earned his ticket to Western States by beating last year’s 2nd place Seth Swanson at the tough Sean O’Brien 100k in February, while Michele earned her ticket by winning Gorge Waterfalls 100k a few months ago…remember, she was 4 months post-partum.
Ryan’s my secret dark horse (I guess no longer!) and Michele is ready to throw down her aggressive racing style, sans pacer, all the way to the Placer High track.
Both Ryan and Michele have a lot of great advice, insight, and excitement around this year’s race, and I’m anxious to see how it pans out in five days.
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