Mike Morton and Ellie Greenwood Named Ultrarunners of the Year

UltraRunning magazine has named Mike Morton and Ellie Greenwood as it’s ‘Ultrarunners of the Year’ according to the magazine’s website.

Morton won five races in 2012 including some amazing performances at the Badwater 135 (2 minutes off course record), Umstead 100 Miler (course record), Florida Keys 100 (course record), and IAU 24-Hour where he put down 172.457 miles in 24-hours (an American record).

Greenwood, who has resided in Canada over the past decade, repeated as the female ‘Ultrarunner of the Year.’  Ellie won the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run where she broke the female course record.  She won a total of eight ultramarathons in 2012 including a smashing course record at the JFK 50 Miler back in November.

2012 UltraRunning Magazine Ultrarunners of the Year Voting (Male)

  1. Mike Morton, 41, Lithia, Florida (14) – 313
  2. Timothy Olson, 28, Ashland, Oregon (6) – 264
  3. Max King, 32, Bend, Oregon (2) – 227
  4. Hal Koerner, 36, Ashland, Oregon – 137
  5. Dakota Jones, 21, Durango, Colorado (1) – 122
  6. Brian Rusiecki, 34, South Deerfield, Massachusetts (1) – 74
  7. Dave Mackey, 42, Boulder, Colorado – 68
  8. Nick Clark, 38, Fort Collins, Colorado – 57
  9. Jon Olsen, 38, Modesto, California – 56
  10. Jeff Browning, 40, Bend, Oregon/Karl Meltzer, 44, Sandy, Utah – 49
Others receiving votes: David Riddle 31, Dylan Bowman 27, Sage Canaday 19, Ian Sharman 17, Scott Brockmeier 9, Zach Bitter 9, Mike Foote 8, Michael Wardian 7, Michael Dixon 6, Tomasz Kochanowicz 4, Anton Krupicka 4, Jorge Maravilla 4, Jorge Pacheco 4, Leigh Schhmitt 4, Eric Grossman 3, Leor Pantilat 3, Joe Uhan 3, Zach Gingerich 2, Christopher Kollar 2,  Michael Arnstein 1, Gary Gellin 1, Neal Gorman 1, Nick Lewis 1, Chris Lundstrom 1, Steven Moore 1

2012 UltraRunning Magazine Ultrarunners of the Year Voting (Female)

  1. Ellie Greenwood, 33, North Vancouver, B.C., (24) – 360
  2. Connie Gardner, 48, Medina, Ohio – 228
  3. Darcy Africa, 37, Boulder, Colorado – 155
  4. Amy Sproston, 38, Portland, Oregon – 145
  5. Rory Bosio, 28, Soda Springs, California – 95
  6. Joelle Vaught, 37, Boise, Idaho – 89
  7. Tina Lewis, 39, Boulder, Colorado – 80
  8. Meghan Arbogast, 51, Corvallis, Oregon – 74
  9. Aliza Lapierre, 32, Williston, Vermont – 64
  10. Sabrina (Moran) Little, 26, Waco, Texas – 56
Others receiving votes: Nikki Kimball 52, Liz Bauer 30, Pam Smith 29, Denise Bourassa 26, Kristin Moehl 17, Kerrie Bruxvoort 14, Shawna Tompkins 12, Stephanie Howe 11, Melanie Bos 8, Amy (Lane) Rusiecki 8, Devon (Crosby-Helms) Yanko 8, Ashley Nordell 5, Suzanna Bon 4, Kathleen Kusick 4, Traci Falbo 4, Sada Crawford 3, Cassie Scallon 2, Leah Dougherty 1, Meg Harnett 1, Bethany Lewis 1, Tyler Stewart 1

source: UltraRunning

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