23 Sep '13, 2pm

iRunFar's preview of this year's women's UROC field. Emelie Forsberg vs Stephanie Howe?

There’s no other way to play it but to call Emelie Forsberg this weekend’s clear favorite. I mean, after less than two years of ultrarunning, she’s amassed more high-level victory feathers in her cap than most elite women will in a career. She has so many obvious strengths that it’s perhaps more sensible to list her couple weaknesses for this weekend. First, this is her first go at 100k. While she’s run the 50-mile distance a number of times, the add-on of a dozen more miles could be an additional challenge. Some of her 50-mile outings have lasted, due to terrain, about as long as UROC probably will, so she’s got the familiarity of time-on-feet to help her. Also, there’s a good bit of road running to be done on this course, and we all know that Emelie’s heart lies most deeply in technical terrain. Her most recent race on US soil, a win at last December’s The North Face End...

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