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UltraRunning Magazine named two Canadians as Ultra-runners of the year for 2014, they are: Rob Krar and Ellie Greenwood.

From UltraRunning Magazine:

Ellie Greenwood is the female Ultra Runner of the Year. It’s the third time she has won the award in the past four years. After missing most of 2013 with injuries, she rebounded in the spring with a win at the Chuckanut 50K and followed that with a thrilling come-from-behind win at the Comrades (54-mile) Marathon in South Africa, the world’s oldest and largest ultra. In the fall she won the IAU World 100K Championship in Qatar.


The male Ultra Runner of the Year is Rob Krar, who repeats the award from 2013. Krar started his season with a very close second at the Lake Sonoma 50. In June, the Flagstaff, Arizona running pharmacist posted the second fastest times in race history at both the Western States 100 and the Leadville Trail 100, winning both.

Read the UltraRunner Magazine article here.

Photo credit: Christina Bauer

Read the Athletics Illustrated interview with Ellie Greenwood here.

Read the Athletics Illustrated interview with Rob Krar here.