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June 27, 2022 – iRunFar

This Week in Running Justin Mock TWIRWas there a bit of little bit of racing this weekend? Between the Western States 100, Marathon du Mont-Blanc, and Lavaredo Extremely Path, it was one of many greatest weekends of the yr! No time to snooze, and perhaps a second cup of espresso may be with the intention to rally for all of this.

Marathon du Mont-Blanc – Chamonix, France

The 90-kilometer race, scheduled for Friday, was canceled due to excessive climate and with out the possibility to maneuver one of many occasion’s different at-capacity races. The namesake 42k marathon race was held on Sunday although and it was the second race of this yr’s Golden Path World Sequence. This yr’s course differed from others, throwing out the possibility for any course information. iRunFar coated the race individually, as effectively.


Sara Alonso (Spain) may be the following large factor. She was third behind Nienke Brinkman (The Netherlands, lives in Switzerland) and Maude Mathys (Switzerland) on the Zegama Marathon earlier this yr, whereas additionally going beneath the outdated course document and nipping on Mathys’s heels. The rising star put six minutes on the sector right here and gained the mountain marathon in 4:14. Caitlin Fielder (New Zealand) and Dani Moreno (USA) had been second and third in 4:20 and 4:21, maybe the pair’s highest finishes but in Golden Path World Sequence racing.

2022 Mont Blanc Marathon women's podium - Caitlin Fielder, Sara Alonso and Dani Moreno

The highest-three ladies on the 2022 Marathon du Mont-Blanc (from left to proper): 2. Caitlin Fielder, 1. Sara Alonso, and three. Dani Moreno. Picture: Golden Path Sequence | Mont Blanc Marathon | Jordi Saragossa

The remainder of the highest 10 included:

4 – Anaïs Sabrié (France) – 4:22
5 – Marcela Vasinova (Czech Republic) – 4:24
6 – Oihana Kortazar (Spain) – 4:28
7 – Fabiola Conti (Italy) – 4:28
8 – Theres Leboeuf (France) – 4:29
9 – Emkay Sullivan (USA) – 4:31
10 – Julie Roux (France) – 4:33


Males’s winner Jon Albon (U.Ok., lives in Norway) equally had a little bit of a breakaway from the chase group, profitable by over 4 minutes in 3:35. Davide Magnini (Italy) edged Ruy Ueda (Japan) for second, 61 seconds aside in 3:39 and three:40.

2022 Mont Blanc Marathon - Jon Albon - men's champion

Jon Albon, winner of the 2022 Mont Blanc Marathon. Picture: Golden Path Sequence | Mont Blanc Marathon | Jordi Saragossa

The remainder of the highest 10 ran as:

4 – Elhousine Elazzaoui (Morocco) – 3:43
5 – Thibaut Baronian (France) – 3:47
6 – Robert Pkemboi (Kenya) – 3:50:44
7 – Andrzej Witek (Poland) – 3:51:56
8 – Anthony Felber (France) – 3:53:12
9 – Antoine Charvolin (France) – 3:53:48
10 – Adrien Michaud (France) – 3:54:11

Full outcomes.

The August 6 Stranda Fjord Path Race in Norway is the following Golden Path World Sequence race.

Lavaredo Extremely Path by UTMB – Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy

The fifteenth version began and completed within the resort city of Cortina, and ran as a single loop of 120k (75 miles) by way of the Dolomites. The wildly scenic route across the Tre Cime peaks gained 5,800 meters (19,000 toes) of elevation. Because the identify says, Lavaredo is a part of the UTMB World Sequence too.


Mimmi Kotka (Sweden) and Katarzyna Solińska (Poland) gapped the whole lot of the ladies’s area, and Kotka gapped Solińska, although by a a lot smaller margin. Kotka gained the race in 14:51, practically matching her third-place time from 2021. Kotka was 16 seconds sooner in 2021.

Twenty minutes later Solińska crossed as runner-up and third-place Esther Fellhofer (Austria) got here by way of in 16:01.

Mimmi Kotka - 2022 Lavaredo Ultra Trail women's champion

Mimmi Kotka, the 2022 Lavaredo Extremely Path ladies’s champion. Picture: Lavaredo Extremely Path


Hannes Namberger (Germany) stored his sizzling streak going. He’s undoubtedly one of many world’s greatest proper now. Namberger gained the race in 11:56, and that follows a win on the 2022 Peyagolosa Trails race and on the late 2021 Madeira-Island Extremely Path. He gained Lavaredo in 2021 too, then operating 12:02.

Gian Marchet Schicktanz (Switzerland) was maybe a shock second in 12:07, however the new-to-me identify additionally gained final yr’s Swiss Alps 100k and he’s constructing towards August’s CCC race. Jiasheng Shen (China) was third in 12:48.

Anthony Costales (USA) was tenth in 13:11.

Pau Capell (Spain) hit a snag in his UTMB construct up. He dropped from the race close to 67k.

2022 Lavaredo Ultra Trail - men's top three - Gian Marchet Schicktanz, Hannes Namberger and Jiasheng Shen

The 2022 Lavaredo Extremely Path males’s podium (from left to proper): 2. Gian Marchet Schicktanz, 1. Hannes Namberger, and three. Jiasheng Shen. Picture: Lavaredo Extremely Path

80k UltraDolomites, 48k Cortina Path, and 20k Cortina Skyrace

The occasion additionally included 80k (50 miles), 48k (30 miles), and 20k (12 miles) races on equally difficult terrain.

Kelly Wolf (USA) and Matteo Anselmi (Italy) gained the 80k in 9:25 and eight:42. Wolf was lower than 4 minutes in entrance of second-place Johanna Antila (Finland). Wolf gained the 120k race right here in 2018.

Patricia Pineda (Spain) and Pere Rullan (Spain) championed the 48k race in 4:59 and 4:27, and Alice Gaggi (Italy) and Antonio Martínez (Spain) triumphed within the 20k skyrace in 1:52 and 1:29.

Full outcomes.

Western States 100 – Auburn, California

It was the forty ninth Western States 100 and iRunFar was there for all of it. There’s deep protection individually, and so we’ll do the other right here — spotlight the highest three, however then listing out the end of everybody else listed within the pre-race ladies’s and males’s previews.


Ruth Croft (New Zealand) improved on final yr’s second-place end and time, profitable in 17:21. She was second a yr in the past in a time 12 minutes slower, and this yr’s end was the race’s third-fastest ever. Croft had a share of the lead as early as mile 30 after which ran from the entrance for the whole lot of the race’s second half. Ailsa MacDonald (Canada) had a powerful second half and completed in 17:46, and Marianne Hogan (Canada) equally moved up within the second half for a third-place 18:05.

2022 Western States 100 - Ruth Croft - Michigan Bluff

Ruth Croft on the climb to Michigan Bluff at mile 55 of the 2022 Western States 100, on her solution to profitable the ladies’s race. Picture: iRunFar/Bryon Powell

The remainder of the ladies’s high 10 included:

4 – Luzia Buehler (Switzerland) – 18:08
5 – Emily Hawgood (Zimbabwe, lives within the U.S.) – 18:16
6 – Leah Yingling – 18:32
7 – Taylor Nowlin – 18:46
8 – Camille Herron – 18:51
9 – Katie Asmuth – 19:30
10 – Camille Bruyas (France) – 19:34

The remainder of the group included pre-race preview is under:

11 – Anne-Marie Madden (Canada) – 19:38
12 – Ario Sio (Spain) – 20:18
13 – Allison Baca – 20:57
14 – Ellie Pell – 21:37
15 – Amber Weibel – 22:05
16 – Brittany Peterson – 22:16
17 – Dominika Stelmach (Poland) – 22:21
18 – Kaci Lickteig – 23:06
20 – Erika Hoagland – 23:36
21 – Meghan Canfield – 24:38
37 – Anne-Lise Le Quere (France) – 27:31

Lucy Bartholomew (Australia), Tessa Chesser, Keely Henninger, and Zoë Rom didn’t end.

The most important overachiever within the ladies’s race — that’s, the primary runner not recognized within the preview — was Nineteenth-place Anna Olsen in 23:25.


It’s Adam Petermans yr. The 26-year-old moved to five-for-five on ultramarathon wins, and pushed manner forward on the race’s second half. He gained convincingly in 15:13.

Hayden Hawks led for roughly 30 miles in the course of the race and completed second in 15:47, and Arlen Glick had an important Western States debut with third in 15:56. I’m from Ohio, and Glick’s run is probably going the best end ever for somebody from the Buckeye State.

2022 Western States 100 - Adam Peterman - Robinson Flat

Adam Peterman at mile 30 of the 2022 Western States 100, on his solution to profitable the lads’s race. Picture: iRunFar/Bryon Powell

The remainder of the highest 10 included:

4 – Tyler Inexperienced – 15:57
5 – Drew Holmen – 16:09
6 – Ludovic Pommeret (France) – 16:20
7 – Vincent Viet (France) – 16:28
8 – Alex Nichols – 16:28
9 – Cody Lind – 16:39
10 – Scott Traer – 16:35

Others within the pre-race preview ran:

11 – Jeff Colt -16:51
12 – Adam Kimble – 17:28
13 – Kyle Curtin – 17:34
14 – Cole Watson – 17:56
15 – Michael Dubova – 18:30
16 – Jonathan Rea – 18:52
17 – Reid Coolsaet (Canada) – 19:27
19 – Tyler Fox – 19:49
20 – Peter Mortimer – 20:01
21 – Tim Tollefson – 20:41
24 – Trevor Fuchs – 21:19
27 – Brett Hornig – 21:42
30 – Marvin Sandoval – 21:57
41 – Rod Farvard – 22:48
47 – Daven Oskvig – 23:11
60 – Tom Owens (U.Ok.) – 23:27
61 – Brandon Benefield – 23:27
62 – Seth Kelly – 23:29
68 – Wesley Hunt – 23:38
90 – Greg Miller – 25:14
113 – Ryan Witko – 26:27

Jared Hazen and Seb Spehler (France) didn’t end.

The primary male finisher not referred to as out within the preview was 18th-place Stuart McConnachie in 19:47.

Full outcomes.

Further Races and Runs

Montane Summer season Backbone – Kirk Yetholm, United Kingdom

Anna Troup (U.Ok.) and Tiaan Erwee (South Africa) gained the 268-mile one-way race. Troup repeated as ladies’s winner and bettered her personal course document with a 78:57 end, 91 minutes higher than in 2021. Erwee did it in 70:46, and that was nearly seven hours sooner than Eoin Keith‘s document from a yr in the past. Monitoring.

Anna Troup - winner and course record holder of the 2022 Summer Spine

Anna Troup, feminine winner of the 2022 Montane Summer season Backbone Race and course document holder. Picture: Backbone Race

Tiaan Erwee, 2022 Summer Spine champion and course record holder

Tiaan Erwee, 2022 Summer season Backbone Race males’s champion and course document holder. Picture: Backbone Race

Path 100 Andorra by UTMB – Ordino, Andorra

The roughly 105k (65 miles) race totaled some 6,900 meters (22,640 toes) of elevation achieve. Ildikó Wermescher (Hungary) gained the ladies’s race in 19:18, and she or he impressively did it as a 56-year-old. Silvina Perez (Argentina) and Basilia Förster (Germany) had been second and third in 19:43 and 20:20, respectively. Zach Miller (USA) has been in Andorra for just a few weeks, and that paid off with a 14:20 first-place run. It was Miller’s first extremely since 2019. Sebastian Krogvig (Norway) was an in depth second in 14:36 and Ionel Cristian Manole (Romania) completed third in 15:07. Full outcomes.

Zach Miller - 2022 Trail 100 Andorra by UTMB champion

Zach Miller, 2022 Path 100 Andorra by UTMB champion. Picture: Path 100 Andorra by UTMB

Skyrace Icefjord – Romsdalen, Norway 

Emelie Forsberg and Kilian Jornet gained the 23k mountain run in 3:08 and a pair of:34. Full outcomes.

Mefjellet Opp – Fjørå, Norway

The pair did it once more the following day, sweeping the highest spots on the all-uphill race. Emelie Forsberg and Kilian Jornet gained in 57:22 and 44:49. Full outcomes.

Scenic Path 119k – Capriasca, Switzerland

Sabrina Stanley (USA) and Avery Collins (USA) turned the Mont-Blanc 90k cancellation into lemonade, each profitable right here as an alternative in 18:43 and 16:14. Full outcomes.

Monte Rosa Skymarathon – Alagna Valsesia, Italy

Europe’s highest race celebrated its thirtieth yr. Run as a two-person staff race, Karina Carsolio (Mexico) and Stephanie Kröll (Austria) stunned as winners alongside males’s staff Franco Collé (Italy) and Tadei Pivk (Italy). The groups completed in 6:43 and 5:11. Full outcomes (when accessible).

Meet the Minotaur Skyrace – Blairmore, Alberta, Canada

This was the yr’s fifth Skyrunner World Sequence race, and Canadian runners stuffed many of the 33k podiums. Emma Prepare dinner-Clarke (Canada) took the win in 5:05, simply forward of Maite Maiora (Spain) and her 5:09 run. Lindsay Webster (Canada) was third in 5:16. Damien Humbert (France) was an enormous winner within the males’s race, operating 4:06.

Method again, second- and third-place Jackson Cole (USA) and Joren Titus (Canada) got here by way of in 4:30, 28 seconds aside. The race featured three large climbs, rugged terrain, and a protracted and technical ridge. Full outcomes.

Emma Cook-Clarke - 2022 Meet the Minotaur Skyrace champion

Emma Prepare dinner-Clarke, 2022 Meet the Minotaur Skyrace champion. Picture: Skyrunning

Damien Humbert - 2022 Meet the Minotaur Skyrace champion

Damien Humbert, 2022 Meet the Minotaur Skyrace champion. Picture: Skyrunning

US Observe & Area Championships – Eugene, Oregon

It’s inside six levels of one thing, and so Lauren Gregory can nonetheless get pulled into TWIR. She gained final yr’s Kendall Mountain Run in course document time and years earlier ran within the junior race on the World Mountain Operating Championships. Now ending her collegiate profession at Arkansas, she was fifth within the 5,000 meters on the current NCAA Observe & Area Championships. She ran 4:10 within the opening spherical of the 1,500-meter run right here, and got here again with a 4:12 within the remaining. Full outcomes.

San Juan Solstice 50 Mile – Lake Metropolis, Colorado

Official outcomes haven’t but made the online, however social factors to Hannah Allgood profitable the ladies’s race within the second-best time in historical past. That implies that Allgood, who additionally gained the Gorge Waterfalls 100k this yr, trails solely Courtney Dauwalters 9:11 run from 2021. Clare Gallagher and Hillary Allen had been second and third and in addition beneath 10 hours for the race’s new third- and fourth-fastest runs ever. Johnny Herrick and Devon Olson had been first and second within the males’s race in 8:16 and eight:23, and Ryan Sullivan was simply behind in 8:37 for third. Full outcomes (when accessible).

Mt. Evans Ascent – Idaho Springs, Colorado

Bean Wrenn and Andy Wacker raced 14.5 miles up a street to the highest of the 14,000-foot peak. The pair topped out in 2:29 and 1:41. Full outcomes.

Six Days within the Dome – Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The weeklong occasion concluded with Viktoria Brown (Canada) totaling 457.41 miles over six days. She gained general. Males’s greatest Eoin Keith (Eire) totaled 390.18 miles for third general. Full outcomes.

Race the Cog – Bretton Woods, New Hampshire

One week after the Mount Washington Street Race, this new race afforded runners the possibility to double, and the quickest mixed race time from the 2 races earned $1,000 in prize cash too. This week’s route was three miles with 3,500 toes of elevation achieve on path to the Mount Washington summit. Race winners Christin Doneski and Joseph Grey completed in 55:48 and 39:14, and Grey did beat the cog prepare. Full outcomes (when accessible).

Manitou’s Revenge – Windham, New York

The ninth Manitou’s Revenge Extremely was held on a 54-mile mountain path — all rocky and gnarly — that traversed 5 peaks over 3,500 toes within the Catskill Mountains. Excessive warmth compelled nearly one-third of the sector to drop. Kehr Davis returned for her fourth win, this time in 15:08, and Stephen Lange was practically an hour in entrance with an 11:03 profitable time. Full outcomes.

Name for Feedback

I taught Czech ninth graders “textual content messaging in English” on Friday, and SMH is certainly how I really feel about this previous weekend’s races. What acronym describes your weekend feels?



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