It wasn't your regular Western States morning. The race, which starts in Squaw Valley, California, and runs from the Sierra Nevada mountain range into the foothills before finishing 100 miles later in Auburn, California, is notorious for scorching heat and dusty trails.
That wasn't the case this past Saturday, June 23, when thick fog and rain shrouded the starting line and continued to chill runners for the first 30 or 40 miles, with sleet and freezing temperatures testing competitors on course.
But the cool weather, despite being downright uncomfortable for just about everyone, might have played a part in the record-breaking winning times.
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