With the 3 pool / 3 wailist thing they have now, they won't got that deep. I think they went ~8 deep in the Never Started pool last year. It's become a nearly impossible race to get into (at least quickly). At least the n^2 ticket system pretty much guarantees you'll eventually get in. I've got a few friends at 6, 7, and 8 years now...
Oh goody. By then I'll be struggling to finish a game of shuffleboard.
"Able to function despite imminent catastrophe"
"To obtain the air that angels breathe you must come to Tahoe"--Mark Twain
"The most common question from potential entrants is 'I do not know if I can do this' to which I usually answer, 'that's the whole point'.--Paul Charteris, Tarawera Ultramarathon RD.
√ Javelina Jundred Jalloween 2015
Cruel Jewel 50 mile May 2016
Western States 100 June 2016
No. 13 on the "never started" waitlist. I doubt I'll get even close to getting in. Not holding my breath.
Now... which qualifier do I do in 2014, since my 2013 Leadville finish isn't good for 2 years.
Grindstone 100 mile, Oct 7