But 2010 winner Miguel Haras stayed on course to redeem his otherwise injury-plagued season and take home to Spain a sweet $10,000 first prize. Second place went to teammate Francois D'Haene, winner of UTMB, another weather-shortened course. D'Haene had to earn that spot by passing youngster Cameron Clayton, who was running only his second ultra.
In the women's long-course, Salomon's Emilie Forsberg had to battle to the finish for a hard-earned victory, putting a crown jewel on her many others of the year. She was paced by Anna Frost, winner of the two previous TNF50s and ran some of the race with teammate Caitlin Smith, who won the race back in 2009 and finished 4th this year. Right behind Smith were Salomon teammates Silvia Serafinia and the newest US member, Tina Lewis, who took 5th and 6th, respectively.
Salomon was also on the top of the podium in the also-shortened "50k," thanks to Kerrie Bruxvoort's and Josh Korn's domineering performances. Bruxvoort's win was one of several at the 50k distance this year and Korn's was the first of what may be many from the Prefontaine-look-and-run-alike.