Amy Sproston third female at Western States

In temperatures that reached triple digits along the course, Oregonian and VHTRC member Amy Sproston finished atop the Western States women's podium for a third place finish in 19:25. Mike Morton, who started his ultra career 19 years ago with great runs at JFK, MMT, and Bull Run, was third male in 15:45, only five minutes off his WS course record from 1997. The heat took its toll on the field, as the only other Blue Train runners who finished were John Shepherd in 27:25, Linda Gaudette in 28:42, and Tom Green in 29:52. WS live updates