Breaking: Greenwood wins at the Western States
2010 World 100km champion Greenwood – a resident of Canada, but hailing from Fife – was well behind early leader, and 2010 winner, Garneau at the half-way stage, but as time went on became stronger and stronger as the finish at Auburn beckoned.
As late as mile 93.5 she still lagged almost 11 minutes behind the US’ pairing of Semick and long time race leader Tracy Garneau, who faded to an eventual fourth. As the race wore on the win was never in doubt as Greenwood looked strong, passing the duo and going on to win by a full 22 minutes as she crossed the finish line to take an amazing win.
Nikki Kimball came through to take the final podium spot, with an equally well timed effort.
Provisional women’s results are here with more to follow…