About Ann

Ann Trason is a 14-time women’s champion at the Western States 100. She set World Records at the 50-mile (5:40:18 in 1991), 100K (7:00:47, 1995), 12-Hour (91 miles 1312 yards, 1991) and 100-mile (13:47:42, 1991) distances.

Ann gives back to the sport-she was race director of the Dick Collins Fire Trails 50 in Northern California for 11 years, and has taught science at the college level. Ann coaches middle school cross country and track & field. She supports others’ achievements by volunteering, pacing and crewing at ultramarathon races throughout the Western U.S.

Ann is a featured columnist at Ultrarunning Magazine.

Career Highlights

Western States Endurance Run
14 time women’s winner (1989-1999 & 2000-2003) Held course record for 18 years (17:37), until surpassed by Ellie Greenwood in 2012. Second Place Overall 1995 & 1994, third place 1996, 1993, & 1992 Thirteen times in top 10 overall.

Leadville Trail 100
Four-time women’s winner (1988, 1990, 1994, 1998), course record holder (18:06)
Second overall in 1994, third Place 1990

Grand Slam Finisher 1998 (79:23:21)
Fastest cumulative female time

Comrades Marathon (54 miles)
South Africa Two-time women’s winner 1996 and 1999, and set the uphill women’s course record (6:13) in 1996.

100 Kilometer World Championship
Two-time women’s winner (1998, 1995) Set world record (7:00:47) 1995

1989 TAC (now U.S.A Track & Field)
24-Hour National Championship First & only women to win National Track & Field Championship outright.

Races won outright
1994 Silver State 50-Mile Trail Run
1992 Quicksilver 50-Mile Trail Run
1991 Sri Chinmoy 100 mile
1991 Bay Area 12 Hour
1989 24 Hour National Championship

U.S. Olympic Marathon Trails Qualifier 1988, 1992 and 1996
Only person to qualify for the Olympic Trails Marathon “enroute” to a longer distance

Awards
1995 American Runner of the Year (Runner’s World magazine)
1988-1998 and 2001 Ultra Runner of the Year (Ultrarunning magazine)
1988-1992, 1994-95 USA Track & Field Ultra Runner of the Year
1994 Hall of Fame Inductee, Road Runners Club of America

Personal Bests
(Road) 40 Mile: 4:26:13 50 Mile: 5:40:18 100 Km: 7:00:47 12 Hour: 90 mi, 1312 yd
(Track) 12 Hour: 91mi, 1258 yd 100 mile: 14:29:44 100 Km: 7:48:14

You can contact Ann directly regarding coaching at anntrasoncoaching@gmail.com