July 2, 2004
Ultrarunners of the month for May 2004, sponsored by Ultrafit
Scott Jurek, 33, Seattle, WA, won his 6th straight Western States 100 Mile, with a new course record of 15:36:27. Jurek's performance is one of the finest ultrarunning performances in years, made even more remarkable by the fact that in each of his six wins, he has progresively lowered his time, each and every year. Jurek, a native of Minnesota, is also the 2003 Montrail Cup Trail Champion.
Nikki Kimball, 32, Elizabethtown, NY, is currently regarded as the finest American female ultrarunner. In her debut at Western States, Kimball won in a very impressive 18:43:25 to become the third fastest female performer in the history of the event. Kimball is the first repeat winner of Ultrarunner of the Month, having earned the recognition in May, by winning the Ice Age Trail 50K run on May 8th. In September, Kimball will lead the American 100K Team at the World Cup 100K, to take place in Winschoten, The Netherlands.
Congratulations to these two outstanding performers!
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