If you’re still after more Western States footage, here’s a few links that will satisfy that thirst:
Marcus was lucky enough to have a chat with Jez Bragg after the race (Two south-west boys together!), and Jez commented that Kilian was simply untouchable on the hills. Based on this, it’s very hard to see how anyone will get close to him at UTMB this year. Kilian is a hill specialist and he regards Western States as ‘too flat’ for him. This is not an insult on the course, but more that he is suited to the mountains. We’re going to give him the nod for UTMB as well. As someone said to me, with only one American finishing in the top five at this year’s Western States, is this a ‘changing of the guard?’ One thing’s for sure, Geoff Roes and his American compatriots are not going to give up that easily.