Mir Shafiee, age 45, completed his first ultra marathon, placing 195 in a field of 358 finishers and 437 starters with a time of 14:10:38. His time was well under the 16 hour qualifying time for Western States Endurance Run. The new Miwok course was tougher than previous years with a total elevation gain of approximately 3,900 meters.
Shafiee earned his first 3 points towards the total of 8 required to enter the 2015 edition of the prestigious Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc in France (9 points required for the 2016 race). The points must be acquired from a maximum of 3 races.