Mountains, mountains, and extra mountains! We’re within the Wasatch, the Sawatch, the Alps, and some different locations too with this week’s spherical up. Prepare, it’s one other summer season week in racing, which suggests we’ve a lot of outcomes.
Speedgoat Mountain Races by UTMB – Snowbird Resort, Utah
It was the occasion’s fifteenth yr, and first beneath the UTMB banner, and among the nation’s greatest path — and highway — runners lined up for the problem. There was a $7,000 prize purse for the primary three 50k finishers with $2,000 going to every winner.
Addie Bracy topped the ladies’s discipline in 6:19 in what was her Speedgoat debut. She received the Golden Gate 50k final month and is believed to be coaching towards August’s Leadville 100 Mile.
Second-place Jennifer Lichter is struggling to remain heading in the right direction. She needed to overcome a mistaken flip on the latest U.S. Mountain Operating Championships, and had the identical factor occur right here. Main the race, she went off beam for some three miles earlier than redirecting and ran roughly six additional miles. The rising star obtained again to second in 6:52. Lindsey McDonald was third in 6:55.
First in 2018 and second in 2021, David Sinclair got here again and regained the highest spot. Constructing on a giant summer season that’s already included second on the Canyons 100k and first on the Damaged Arrow 52k, Sinclair received in 5:09. The time was good for fourth-best ever on the occasion, and was 9 minutes higher than Sinclair’s time from a yr in the past. Sinclair is definitely one which travels to race and he has an 11-mile race in Vermont on his calendar for subsequent month.
Chasing behind, Erik Sorenson and Michelino Sunseri have been second and third in 5:15 and 5:16, solely 28 seconds aside. Sunseri was the race’s 2019 winner in 5:14.
2022 U.S. Mountain Operating workforce members Morgan Elliott and Eli Hemming had difficult days. Elliott was ninth in 5:55 and Hemming didn’t end.
Friday’s shorter race kicked off the weekend competitors, and the 18-mile, 6,400-foot achieve course itself was a stout problem with a giant discipline.
Newly topped U.S. Mountain Operating champion Tabor Hemming received the ladies’s race in 3:27. Hillary Allen was second in 3:28 — 59 seconds again — and Robyn Lesh was third in 3:34.
2020 Olympic Marathon bronze medalist Molly Seidel completed the race in 4:13 for eighth. She might be noticed within the race begin video beginning properly again within the discipline whereas holding a pair of trekking poles. Seidel scratched from the July 18 World Championship Marathon in Oregon whereas recovering from damage.
Zane Fields led the boys in 3:03, chased in fast succession by Timberlin Henderson and Liam Hammons in 3:08 and three:10.
Some 900 runners took half in Friday’s races, between the 28k and 11k. Amanda Basham and Ruari Moynihan received the 11k in 1:07 and 59:27.
Excessive Lonesome 100 Mile – Salida, Colorado
The favored fifth-year race ran on the southern finish of the Sawatch Mountains on a lollipop-style course, however largely with one large loop.
About 5 hours into the race Annie Hughes moved into the lead, however with a protracted string of girls proper there too. The following 9 ladies have been solely 12 minutes again 5 hours in. By the end although, Hughes was nonetheless forward. Hughes received in 23:40, and set a brand new course document by some 86 minutes. Earlier this yr Hughes received the Cocodona 250 Mile in Arizona, and final yr she received the Leadville 100 Mile. Simply 24 years outdated, she has each the Run Rabbit Run 100 Mile and the Javelina Jundred on her calendar for later this yr too.
Rebecca Orig and Allison Johanson have been second and third in 24:59 and 26:14.
4 years older, 4 minutes quicker. Ryan Smith received in 20:58, narrowly beating his personal 2018 course document.
Luke Jay, the race’s 2019 champ, was second in 24:10, barely holding off third-place, Christopher McBride, who completed eight minutes again. Forty-one miles into the race, Jay was 71 minutes forward of McBride. At mile 65, the hole was solely 16 minutes, however McBride’s second-half cost by no means totally obtained all the best way to Jay.
Schlegeis 3000 Skyrace – Zillertal, Austria
A 6:30a.m. begin time was pushed again till 8:00a.m. as a lightning storm lit up the early morning sky, however the unique course held and the seventh race from this yr’s Skyrunner World Sequence went 34k with 2,400 meters of elevation achieve.
Lindsay Webster (Canada) is an impediment course racing all-timer, and he or she’s wanting fairly dang good at skyrunning too. Webster received this one whereas main for the whole lot of the race. She completed in 4:38 and that was a brand new course document.
Sanna El Kott (Sweden) and Lina El Kott (Sweden) have been second and third in 4:46 and 4:49.
Martin Anthamatten (Switzerland) and Luka Kovacic (Slovenia) raced side-by-side for a lot of the competition till Anthamatten thundered down the ultimate downhill. Anthamatten completed in 3:55, 12 minutes higher than the earlier course greatest. Kovacic adopted 65 seconds later in 3:56.
Third- and fourth-place have been tightly contested too as Hector Haines (Sweden) completed in 3:57 and Pere Aurell (Spain) in 3:58 with solely 52 seconds in between.
Cascade Crest 100 Mile – Easton, Washington
Hannah Vibrant’s been working ultras since a minimum of 2014 as a then 18-year-old, however this was maybe her first 100 miler. And she or he received! Vibrant, now 27 years outdated, completed first in 23:31. Holly Brooks and Marisa Toth have been second and third in 24:45 and 24:56, respectively.
Jesse Lang‘s been right here earlier than. His 2018 18:03 end nonetheless ranks because the race’s second greatest ever. He didn’t match that point, however did get one other victory in 19:07. Lang received right here in 2015 and 2016 too, and so he’s a formidable four-time champion now.
Mike Sidic and Chris Ragni adopted in 20:00 and 20:54 for second and third, respectively.
Further Races and Runs
Terre Des Dieux – Corsica, France
Gregoire Curmer (France) and Sandrine Beranger (France) received the 165k (102 miles) race in 35:52 and 47:09. Full outcomes.
BK Path – Bidarray, France
Maxime Cazajous (France) and Jocelyn Pauly (France) led the 45k race in 4:11 and 4:53, respectively. Full outcomes.
Argentrail – Chamonix, France
Bailey Kowalcyzk and Chris Balestrini (Canada) received the roughly 27k race in 2:47 and a pair of:19. Kowalcyzk was a 2021 U.S. Mountain Operating workforce member and Balestrini holds the Canadian 50k highway document at 2:48:32. Full outcomes when out there.
Trans-Canada Quickest Recognized Time
Dave Proctor ran 7,159k (4,448 miles) throughout Canada in 67 days. Proctor averaged 100k per day, ending in Victoria, British Columbia. Al Howie‘s legendary prior document of 72 days, 10 hours had stood since 1991. iRunFar expanded on the long term individually.
Buckin’ Hell 50k – Deep Cove, British Columbia, Canada
Hillary Spire and Alex Campbell received the Coast Mountain Path Operating race in 7:06 and 5:38, respectively. Full outcomes.
Elkhorn Crest 50 Mile – Sumpter, Oregon
Alpine Operating’s Elkhorn Crest race noticed Susan Oh and Anderson Koenig end first in 11:37 and 11:06, respectively. Full outcomes.
Ouray 100 Mile – Ouray, Colorado
Meredith Edwards and Miguel Medina set new course information within the 100 miler, although we don’t know their official instances but. Go away a remark to share their instances in addition to who received the 50-mile occasion. Full outcomes (when out there).
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