Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Grand Slam Stats

Some facts and figures I found interesting from the Grand Slam of Ultrarunning, involving running the Western States 100, Vermont 100, Leadville Trail 100 and Wasatch Front 100 in the same summer.

Average age of finishers: 44.77
Official finishers prior to 2013: 266
Official finishers including 2013: 288

Number of those 288 who broke 100 hours in total: 54 (plus Nick Clark)
Number of women who broke 100 hours: 6 (including Krissy Moehl, Darcy Africa and Ann Abby McQueeney Penamonte in 2013)

Most finishes by one person: 8 (Dan Brendan - missed only two years from 2004 to 2013)
Most starters in one year: 36 (1998)
Most finishers in one year: 22 (plus Nick Clark for 23) (2013)
State or country with most finishers since 1986: California (51)

Total ascent according to 74,732ft
Total descent according to 78,861ft
Total ascent according to my Garmin: 74,116ft (including several hours of using a less accurate 305 model at Wasatch that tends to underestimate)

Most stats above taken from, the rest from Strava/Garmin.

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