Geoff Roes (35) won his first ultra race, the Little Susitna 50K, in 2006. Since then he has won many relatively small American ultra trail races, most notably Western States 100 mile run in 2010, where he beat UTMB champion Kilian Jornet.
Unfortunately UTMB 2010, which was his first major international race, was cancelled due to bad weather. Roes will have a chance to race with Jornet again in WS100 next weekend. They will both be at UTMB in August.