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Congrats! You Won The AC100 Lottery!

Congratulations! You've won the AC100 Lottery! Some of you haven't done more than a marathon. You'll do a Care Bear 50mi qualifier, perhaps on a downhill course, with trees and a tailwind, sunny and 72º F. You may show up for an official training run, then go home and crack a beer. You're in for a rude surprise: It won't mean shit to Angeles Crest. Because AC is everything your low-voltage qualifier is not. More on that here , and here . The 2017 Angeles Crest 100 kicked off with 80 DNS. This was up from 60 of last year. No refunds, no waiting list, no explanations. That's a nice payday. The 2018 Entrant Lottery promised and delivered. It was beta-tested in 2016 , and deemed fit to run. I'll Ask The Awkward Questions, Again. Nothing has changed. Following the 2014 entry-scrum, I posted the following ideas: All entrants must prequalify with 2 50s or 1 100, using the list of races that WS100 had already figured out. Right now it's &quo