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June 20, 2022 – iRunFar

This Week in Running Justin Mock TWIRThere was tons and plenty of racing of every kind, in Europe and within the U.S., on roads and on trails, within the World Mountain Operating Affiliation World Cup, and within the UTMB World Sequence. Don’t hit snooze; you’re going to want some further minutes to get by way of this week’s column!

Damaged Arrow Skyrace – Olympic Valley, California

Vertical Ok

Oftentimes the vertical-kilometer race is little greater than an afterthought at races, however undoubtedly not right here. These have been aggressive races! The Friday kickoff went up 4.25 miles, with 3,135 toes of elevation acquire.

Cam Smith, who simply received an up-and-down occasion on the Vail Mountain Video games final weekend, topped out in 42:25, 11 seconds higher than second-place Eli Hemming. Hemming, in fact, took half in final weekend’s races in Vail, too. Third-place Morgan Elliott was chasing onerous in 43:53.

Uphill ace Allie McLaughlin received the ladies’s race in 48:46. She received final 12 months, too, in a time virtually six minutes slower. Emma Prepare dinner-Clarke edged Tabor Hemming for second. The pair completed in 50:49 and 51:00.

Iron Face Problem

Just below six miles and with 2,000 toes of elevation acquire featured at this model new occasion. Oh, and there was a through ferrata part that necessitated a climbing helmet and harness too. The distinctive terrain meant a small discipline of fifty beginning in a time trial format.

Max King did the up, throughout, and down in 1:01 for the inaugural win. Sage Canaday and world-class mountaineer Adrian Ballinger have been second and third in 1:08 and 1:11.

Girls’s finest Sarah Woerner did it in 1:44, and Natalie Wu and Judith Copley have been subsequent in line at 1:51 and 1:53.


David Sinclair turned down a Golden Ticket to the Western States 100 after he podiumed on the Canyons by UTMB 100k a few months in the past, partially for this run in his yard, and he delivered a 4:22 win. It was shut. Eric LiPuma was solely two minutes again in 4:24, and Jeff Mogavero ran 4:28 for third. Typically programs change, and it appears to be like like each Sinclair and LiPuma went below the prior course finest, so does anybody know if the course was the identical this 12 months?

Chris Myers and Matt Daniels have been fourth and fifth in 4:31 and 4:36. The race ran as two laps of the subsequent day’s 26-kilometer course.

Jennifer Lichter, final 12 months’s The Rut 50k winner, stormed the ladies’s race in 4:55, and that too was a brand new course finest. Brittany Charboneau took second in 5:04, and Georgia Porter was third in 5:15. Arielle Fitzgerald and Jennifer Schmidt got here by way of subsequent in 5:26 and 5:27, respectively.

The highest two American women and men every earned a spot on the U.S. workforce that can race over 80k on the World Mountain and Path Operating Championships in November in Thailand.


Andy Wacker‘s typically Mr. Second Place, together with final weekend, however he flipped one on Eli Hemming. Wacker ran 1:50 to Hemming’s 1:51, and the 2 have been 49 seconds aside. Cam Smith was third in 1:54. All three additionally took half within the Vertical Ok earlier within the weekend. Sam Hendry and Max King have been fourth and fifth in 1:55 and 1:56.

Sophia Laukli edged Allie McLaughlin for the ladies’s win because the pair utterly gapped the remainder of the sphere. Laukli ran 2:06 and McLaughlin was simply over two minutes again in 2:08. Ashley Brasovan got here by way of in 2:16 for third, barely a minute in entrance of Tabor Hemming’s 2:17. Renee Metivier was fifth in 2:19.

Full outcomes.

Montemuro Vertical Run – Castro Daire, Portugal

The second-year race was additionally the 12 months’s second World Mountain Operating Affiliation World Cup race and it ran slightly below 10k and with virtually 1,000 meters (3,280 toes) of elevation acquire on an all-uphill route.

An rising quantity of Kenyan runners are racing trails in Europe this summer season, and doing effectively. Patrick Kipngeno (Kenya), a 1:02 half marathoner — in 2015, however in high-altitude Kenya — topped out first in 50:45. Zak Hanna (Eire) and Andrea Rostan (Italy) obtained there in 52:37 and 53:02.

Patrick Kipngeno - 2022 Montemuro Vertical Run champion

Patrick Kipngeno, 2022 Montemuro Vertical Run champion. Picture: Gulberti

2021 World Cup collection winner Joyce Njeru (Kenya) is again on the circuit and again to profitable. She was victorious in 1:00, lower than a minute forward of Susanna Saapunki (Finland). Camilla Magliano (Italy) was third in 1:04.

Full outcomes.

Joyce Njeru - 2022 Montemuro Vertical Run champion

Joyce Njeru, 2022 Montemuro Vertical Run champion. Picture: Gulberti

Extra Races and Runs

Mozart 100k by UTMB – Salzburg, Austria

Janosch Kowalczyk (Germany) earned the win on a sizzling day in 9:36. The 100k race runs from the town middle to Lake Fuschlsee and Lake Wolfgangsee and again. Andreu Simon (Spain) and Benedikt Hoffman (Germany) additionally went sub-10 hours with their 9:44 and 9:53 finishes. The ladies’s frontrunners weren’t fairly as carefully bunched. Azara García (Spain) had a giant lead on her option to a 12:00 win. Teresa Nimes (Spain) and Jenny Josefsson (Sweden) have been second and third in 12:46 and 13:28. Harry Jones (U.Ok.) and Marta Molist (Spain) championed the accompanying 75k race in 7:08 and eight:11. Full outcomes.

Extremely Path du Puy Mary Aurillac – Aurillac, France

Maxime Cazajous (France) and Sarah Vieulle (France) received the 105k race in south central France, ending in 12:37 and 15:09. Full outcomes.

GR20 Quickest Identified Instances – Corsica, France

The 160k (99 miles) GR20 route runs virtually clear throughout Corsica, and Anne-Lise Rousset (France) set a brand new supported Quickest Identified Time on the route with a 35:50 end. This bettered a decade-old report by over 5 hours.

Neirivue-Moléson – Neirivue, Switzerland

Rémi Bonnet (Switzerland) received the basic uphill race and took 30 seconds off Jonathan Wyatt‘s course report that dated again to 2006. Bonnet completed the 10k climb in 57:07. Anaïs Sabrié (France) hit the summit in 1:14 to win the ladies’s race. Full outcomes.

Livigno Skymarathon – Livigno, Italy

Stian Angermund (Norway) was a 12-minute winner in 3:38, and Fabiola Conti (Italy) was 17 minutes forward of her class in 4:27. The race had excessive terrain with slim ridges and climbs and descents with chains on target. Full outcomes.

McKenzie River Path Run – Blue River, Oregon

The 50k run dates again to 1997, however the course report dates to 2022. Adam Merry received in 3:25 and reduce two minutes from Mario Mendoza‘s 2018 run on the historic charts. Jessie Goodell received the ladies’s race in 4:34. Full outcomes.

Tahoe 200 Mile – Homewood, California

Haroldas Subertas is closing in on the 200-mile win. On the time of this writing on Sunday afternoon, monitoring locations the race chief 195 miles into the race and 5 miles forward of second place. Mika Thewes leads the ladies’s race at 182 miles. Monitoring.

River of No Return Endurance Runs 108k – Challis, Idaho

Seth Swanson and Cat McClure returned to the end in 12:44 and 15:53. Full outcomes (when accessible).

Bighorn 100 Mile – Dayton, Wyoming

Shane RomingerKyle Moss, and Jordan Chang crammed the rostrum with 21:35, 22:03, and 22:42 finishes, and Amanda Sullivan, Marilee Woyth, and Megan Eckert led the ladies’s race in 24:25, 25:11, and 26:27. Gavin Knowledge and Natalie Como received the 52-mile race in 9:10 and 10:37, respectively. Full outcomes.

Logan Peak Path Run – Logan, Utah

Samuel Collins did simply sufficient to get in below 4 hours. Collins received the boys’s 28-mile race in 3:59.49, and Rebekah Rose received a detailed ladies’s race in 5:22, solely 27 seconds in entrance of runner-up Cortney Farrington. Full outcomes.

Leadville Marathon and Heavy Half Marathon – Leadville, Colorado

The high-altitude run tops out at 13,185-foot Mosquito Move, after which turns again to city. Tyler Andrews made it out and again, up and down in 3:23, and ladies’s frontrunner Elizabeth Hogan completed in 4:20, solely 30 seconds forward of second-place Kristina Mascarenas. Within the just-over half marathon distance race, Joseph DeMoor had his second massive weekend in a row. He received in 1:52. Native runner Jessica Roberts took the ladies’s crown in 2:27. Full outcomes.

Tyler Andrews - 2022 Leadville Marathon champion

Tyler Andrews, 2022 Leadville Marathon champion. Picture: Leadville Race Sequence

Elizabeth Hogan - 2022 Leadville Marathon champion

Elizabeth Hogan, 2022 Leadville Marathon champion. Picture: Leadville Race Sequence

Six Days within the Dome – Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Pat Hasler and Marisa Lizak ringed the indoor monitor time and again en path to 138.60 and 151.90 miles in 24 hours. The six-day race runs from June 17 to 25. Full outcomes.

Mount Washington Street Race – Gorham, New Hampshire

Excessive climate reduce the 61st Mount Washington Street Race brief. As a substitute of a 7.6-mile street climb, the race stopped close to midway, for less than the second time within the race’s historical past. Joseph Grey nonetheless received, his sixth right here, and this time in 27:44. Everett Hackett and previous winner Eric Blake adopted in 28:50 and 29:12, respectively.

Kim Dobson took the ladies’s crown in 31:59 for her seventh win. Amber Ferreira and Kim Nedeau ran 34:32 and 35:26 for the opposite two podium spots. The race paid $1,000 to every winner but in addition honored the $5,000 course report bonus, too, as each Grey and Dobson beat the previous brief course bests. Full outcomes (when accessible).

New River Gorge Path Competition – Fayetteville, West Virginia

The 50k awarded first place to Jack Cross and Rachel Tillas in 4:51 and 5:47. The race gave runners an opportunity to discover America’s latest nationwide park. Full outcomes.

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