The New Era - All about Sweet Home since 1929

By Scott Swanson
Of The New Era 

SH alum 4th in major 100-mile race


June 28, 2016

AMANDA BASHAM crosses the finish line in Auburn, Calif. with a fourth-place finish in the Western States 100. Below, she runs along the trail during the race.

Former Sweet Home runner Amanda Basham finished fourth in the prestigious Western States Endurance Run 100-mile ultramarathon early Sunday, June 26, in 20 hours, 11 minutes and 39 seconds.

The race was her first 100-miler for Basham, who started her distance running career as a senior at Sweet Home High School and has recently turned heads as an up-and-coming star in long-distance trail running.

The Western States 100 is considered one of the toughest century races in the United States, with a course running through Northern California’s Sierra Nevada mountains from Squaw Valley to Au...

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