Ah geez, buddies, there’s rather a lot right here. We’ve bought the Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon, the Run Rabbit Run 100 Mile, The Rut 28k and 50k, the NACAC Mountain and Path Working Championships, the Skyrunner World Sequence, and a bunch extra. Get comfortable!
Pikes Peak Ascent – Manitou Springs, Colorado
iRunFar earlier shared outcomes from the 13.3-mile Pikes Peak Ascent, and in higher element. The race climbed 7,800 toes to complete on the 14,115-foot summit.
Sophia Laukli gained her third Golden Path World Sequence race of the 12 months. She topped out in 2:35:54, separating from Judith Wyder (Switzerland) solely within the final two miles. Wyder was second in 2:39:35, and path upstart Anna Gibson impressed with a third-place 2:43:59.
Rémi Bonnet (Switzerland) repeated as males’s winner, however did it seven minutes sooner than a 12 months in the past and have become the quickest individual ever up Pikes Peak. Bonnet’s 2:00:20 end beat Matt Carpenter’s longstanding 2:01:06 file. Carpenter ran his time in 1993 as a part of the Pikes Peak Marathon, then setting what’s been extensively considered an virtually unbeatable mountain working file — till now. As with girls’s winner Laukli, Bonnet too earned a $3,000 first-place prize.
Patrick Kipngeno (Kenya) was second in 2:04:09, and that’s the third-best time ever up the mountain. Eli Hemming was third to the highest, first American, in 2:07:40.
Pikes Peak Marathon – Manitou Springs, Colorado
Sunday’s Marathon was a roundtrip from city to the 14,115-foot summit after which again down, and it was a full 26.2 miles. Race winners every collected a $2,000 first-place prize.
Kristina Mascarenas hit the highest in 2:56, seven minutes higher than everybody else, and the skilled downhiller wouldn’t be caught from there. Mascarenas didn’t let up and got here down in 1:34, the race’s sixth-fastest descent. She gained in 4:31, putting eighth general, and cartwheeled throughout the end. Mascarenas gained right here in 2022 and 2017 too.
Second- and third-place Sarah Guhl and Gabriella Brinkley completed in 4:51 and 5:05, respectively.
The lads’s marathon was a showdown between the final two race winners. Jonathan Aziz gained in 2022, and Seth DeMoor gained in 2021 and 2020. DeMoor’s profitable occasions had been 4 minutes sooner than Aziz’s, however DeMoor got here into this 12 months’s race having simply completed fourth in 2:09 within the day prior’s Ascent.
Aziz led to the highest in 2:19, and DeMoor was scorching on his heels solely 21 seconds again. DeMoor’s greatest descent from 2020 was over seven minutes again of Aziz’s 2022 downhill although, and that was the inform for the 2023 race.
Aziz outpaced his chaser on the best way down and gained this 12 months’s race in 3:43, three minutes slower than in 2022.
DeMoor was second in 3:51, and naturally was the weekend’s quickest doubler.
Mark Schenberger was third throughout the end in 4:08.
Run Rabbit Run 100 Mile – Steamboat Springs, Colorado
It’s the richest race in path working with an virtually surprising quantity of prize cash. This 12 months there was once more a $75,000 prize purse that despatched a whopping $15,000 to every of the 100-mile winners. However nonetheless, the race doesn’t draw a deep aggressive subject to match that big money haul.
Kristi Knecht had a 13-minute lead at midway, however Tara Dower jumped in entrance simply 10 miles later. At mile 70, Dower’s lead was lower than two minutes, and solely after that did she begin to achieve separation. Dower completed first in 20:32 and Knecht was second in 20:53. Dower was second a 12 months in the past in 23:08, whereas this was Knecht’s first-ever 100 miler.
Karen Holland was third in 22:14, and earned $5,000.
The 2021 race winner Dave Stevens (Canada) was once more victorious.
Stevens fought off a problem from Jimmy Elam to win this 12 months’s race in 17:22. He gained in 2021 in 18:01. Elam was with Stevens by way of midway, and solely gave up a little bit time within the second half towards a 17:45 runner-up end.
The 2022 second-placer Arlen Glick capped off a three-100-mile summer season with a third-place 18:43. Glick earlier ran the Western States 100 and the Hardrock 100. His end was 21 minutes higher than a 12 months in the past.
The Rut Mountain Runs – Large Sky, Montana
Tram building stored runners off the normal Lone Peak excessive level and runners as an alternative topped out on the ridge near the summit.
The 5k race went up 3,623 toes. The winners pocketed $1,000.
Brian Eimstad led the lads up in 37:04, and Michelino Sunseri and Griffin Briley adopted subsequent in 37:50 and 38:20.
The highest three girls had been much more carefully bunched. Danielle Marquette edged out Leah Lange and Katie Follett. Marquette was first in 45:50, Lange was second in 46:07, and Follett took third in 46:39. Earlier than this transfer to the paths, in July, Follett raced within the 1,500-meter race on the USA Outside Observe and Discipline Championships.
The 17.6-mile run gained 7,800 toes of elevation. Race winners earned $3,000.
Bailey Kowalczyk led the ladies from the beginning and completed in 3:19. She gained in 2022 too. Kelly Wolf and Brittany Charboneau bought on the rostrum with 3:37 and three:44 marks.
Males’s winner Johnny Luna-Lima pulled away late towards a 3:01 end. Logan Greydanus and Davin Grapentine ran 3:08 and three:11, respectively, for second and third.
The lengthy course had 10,500 toes of elevation achieve. First-place finishers collected $3,000 right here too.
Jennifer Lichter repeated as girls’s winner, taking the crown in 5:34. Kristina Trygstad-Saari and Klaire Rhodes had been second and third in 5:45 and 5:50.
Vertical Ok runner-up Michelino Sunseri got here again and gained the lads’s 50k in 4:59. Tyler Fox edged Tyler Courville for second, 5:25 to five:28.
World Masters Mountain Working Championships – Madeira, Portugal
Runners age 35 and up competed on the 9.2k uphill-only course, going up 800 meters. That’s 5.7 miles and a couple of,625 toes.
Charlotte Cotton (Belgium) was the primary lady up. Her 52:41 end was over a minute sooner than anybody else. Males’s winner Eric Blake (U.S.) climbed up in 43:11, and that was 52 seconds higher than anybody else.
The occasion’s second race went for 32k (20 miles) and with 1,151 meters (3,776 toes) of elevation achieve. It climbed by way of the primary half, and the second half went downhill.
Simone Raatz (Germany) led all the girls’s race and gained in 2:45. She was three minutes in entrance of everybody else.
The lads’s race wasn’t in any respect shut. Shaban Mustafa (Bulgaria) completed in 2:11, over seven minutes higher than his closest competitors.
Grigne Skymarathon – Pasturo, Italy
The Skyrunner World Sequence race was pushed again from Saturday to Sunday due to unhealthy climate. The 42k race went throughout two peaks of the Grigne Massif with ridge crossings, chains, fastened rope sections, and components that required a helmet.
Hillary Gerardi (U.S., lives in France) repeated as girls’s winner, main all through towards a 6:12 end. Ainara Urrutia (Spain) and Kalie McCrystal (Canada) had been second and third in 6:36 and 6:37, respectively.
The lads’s race noticed a number of lead modifications and Louison Coiffet (France) upset Manuel Merillas (Spain) for the win. Coiffet was over a minute in entrance in 4:54 to Merillas’s 4:55 end. Cristian Minoggio (Italy) was third in 5:00.
Wildstrubel by UTMB – Valais, Switzerland
The 70k (43 miles) went for 4,600 meters (15,091 toes) of elevation achieve, and race winners Anne-Lise Rousset Seguret (France) and Aurélien Dunand-Pallaz (France) completed in 8:32 and seven:36. Dunand-Pallaz, who gained this 12 months’s Hardrock 100, was solely a minute in entrance of second-place Ramon Manetsch (Switzerland).
Sara Escobar-Carron (Switzerland) and Andy Symonds (U.Ok.) had been quickest within the lengthy 113k race at 15:33 and 12:51.
Daniela Oemus (Germany) was simply fifth at OCC, and she or he was again to racing right here within the 50k. She gained in 6:05, and males’s chief Benedikt Hoffman (Germany) gained in 4:58.
Further Races and Runs
Le Grand Path Serre-Ponçon – Embrun, France
Camille Bruyas (France) bought again to racing and gained the 49k in 5:57. Males’s winner Sacha Duinat (France) completed in 5:31. Full outcomes.
Tor des Géants – Courmayeur, Italy
The large journey stretched 330 kilometers (205 miles). Emma Stuart (U.Ok.) and Franco Collé (Italy) gained in 82:21 and 66:39. It was Collé’s fourth win right here and he broke his personal course file from 2021. Within the accompanying 130k race (80 miles), Enrica Dematteis (Italy) and Dani Jung (Italy) had been tops in 27:56 and 21:11. Jung’s mark too was a brand new course file. Full outcomes.
North America Central America Caribbean Mountain and Path Working Championships – Saskatchewan, Canada
The primary-ever mixed North America Central America Caribbean (NACAC) Mountain and Path Working Championships had an up-and-down 10k race and a 50k race. Gabrielle Orie and Liam Meirow gained the 10k in 46:58 and 40:18, and Sarah Biehl and Chris Balestrini gained the 50k in 5:10 and 4:11. Full outcomes.
Mountain Lakes 100 Mile – Ollalie Lake, Oregon
Race winners Christine Mosley and Colin Macfarlane completed in 20:30 and 18:49. Full outcomes.
Flagstaff to Grand Canyon Stagecoach – Flagstaff, Arizona
The 100-mile champs Stephanie Leake and Vasileios Paschalidis ran to the road in 24:07 and 20:35. Full outcomes.
Barkley Fall Basic 50k – Wartburg, Tennessee
Impediment-course professional Christiana Rugloski and Maxime Gauduin (France) gained their means into the Barkley Marathons with 9:44 and 9:13 profitable occasions at this occasion. Full outcomes.
Georgia Jewel 100 Mile – Dalton, Georgia
Laura Dukes and Alex Dedels stored the victories in state. The 2 winners completed in 25:54 and 19:30. Full outcomes.
Ouray 50 Mile – Ouray, Colorado
With greater than 23,000 toes of elevation achieve by way of the steep San Juan Mountains, the occasion caters to those that can transfer effectively in that terrain. This 12 months’s occasion, the primary time the 50 miler was separated from the 100-mile occasion run in mid-July, served up an ideal fall day. Anita Ortiz gained the ladies’s race forward of former course file holder Melissa Beaury, with a time of 17:21:58. Erik Sorenson took down the earlier males’s course file by 80 minutes with a time of 12:32:04. Full outcomes (when accessible.)
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