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October 16, 2023 – iRunFar

October 16, 2023 – iRunFar


This Week in Running Justin Mock TWIRWe’re bringing the motion from Tillamook to Türkiye, Le Grizz to Kodiak, and nearly the whole lot in between. Learn up on Kodiak by UTMB, the World Mountain Operating Affiliation World Cup, and the Self-Transcendence 3,100 Mile Race.

Sky Gran Canaria – Gran Canaria, Spain

The occasion was the finale for this 12 months’s World Mountain Operating Affiliation (WMRA) World Cup, however excessive fireplace threat saved runners off the occasion’s meant programs. The island’s excessive factors have been closed to outside actions, and in order that’s not nice for mountain operating. Friday’s Vertical race was meant to be a 6.6-kilometer run that climbed 947 meters (3,107 toes.) As a substitute, runners bought a 4k criterium that gained about 300 meters. And Saturday’s 38k that was going to go up 2,736 meters (8,976 toes) was modified to a lollipop-style course that gained about 700 meters (2,297 toes.) It actually wasn’t the finale that the WMRA hoped for, however these items occur.


Friday’s race was run as a time trial. Runners went off separately each 30 seconds. Thus, there was no end line ribbon for the winner, and it wasn’t clear who gained till all the discipline had completed. The U.Ok. swept the highest spots in a little bit of an upset.

Ladies’s champ Scout Adkin (U.Ok.) led 12 different finishers with a 21:17 end. Susanna Saapunki (Finland) and Joyce Muthoni Njeru (Kenya) have been second and third in 21:30 and 22:12.

Scout Adkin - 2023 Sky Gran Canaria Vertical women's winner

Scout Adkin, the 2023 Sky Gran Canaria Vertical winner. Picture: WMRA/Marco Gulberti

The lads’s discipline was larger, however nonetheless totaled simply 30 finishers. Joe Steward (U.Ok.) was the race winner in 17:42, Patrick Kipngeno (Kenya) was second in 17:53, and Christian Allen (U.S.) ran 18:00 for third.

Sierre-Zinal males’s champ Philemon Kiriago (Kenya) has been a bit off type since that race. He was fifth right here.

Full outcomes.

Joe Steward - 2023 Sky Gran Canaria men's winner

Joe Steward celebrates profitable the 2023 Sky Gran Canaria Vertical race. Picture: WMRA/Marco Gulberti

Lengthy Distance

Simply tenth of 13 within the Vertical race, Ikram Rharsalla (Spain) discovered her tempo on Saturday. She gained the longer race in 2:57, edging out Camilla Magliano (Italy) by simply over a minute. Sara Willhoit (U.Ok.) was a distant third in 3:17.

Ikram Rharsalla - 2023 Sky Gran Canaria Long Distance women's champion

Ikram Rharsalla, on her option to profitable the 2023 Sky Gran Canaria Lengthy Distance race. Picture: WMRA/Marco Gulberti

Christian Allen’s been a little bit of a breakout star this 12 months, and picked up his greatest win up to now within the males’s group. Carrying his trademark visor, Allen completed in 2:29, six minutes higher than second-place Andy Wacker (U.S.). Ondrej Fejfar (Czech Republic) was 58 seconds behind Wacker in 2:36 for third.

Full outcomes.

Christian Allen - 2023 Sky Gran Canaria long distance men's champion

Christian Allen, the 2023 Sky Gran Canaria Lengthy Distance champion. Picture: WMRA/Marco Gulberti


On Sunday, additionally on a rerouted course, Joyce Muthoni Njeru doubled again to win a two-lap 22k in 1:29, simply over a minute higher than Philaries Kisang (Kenya.) Kisang completed in 1:30, and Scout Adkin got here again too with a third-place 1:32 in her second race of the weekend.

Philemon Kiriago (Kenya), this 12 months’s Sierre-Zinal winner, bounced again from a fifth-place end within the Vertical race to guide this one in 1:13. Patrick Kipngeno was solely 29 seconds behind in 1:14 for second, and path rookie Liam Meirow (U.S.) was a powerful third in 1:16.

Full outcomes.

Kodiak by UTMB – Large Bear Lake, California

The three-day occasion was an opportunity for high finishers to lock up entries to subsequent 12 months’s UTMB, CCC, and OCC races.

Kodiak by UTMB 100 Mile start

The beginning of the 2023 Kodiak by UTMB 100 Mile. Picture: Howie Stern @howiesternphoto/Jacob Banta @bantavisuals


The highest 5 girls all got here in beneath 5 hours, however Dani Moreno and Bailey Kowalczyk stretched it out on the entrance. Moreno took the win in 4:19 and Kowalczyk was second in 4:27. Tabor Hemming completed alone in 4:40, and Rachel Drake was simply forward of Hannah Rowe for fourth. Drake and Rowe completed in 4:55 and 4:58.

The lads positioned fairly equally with a primary two after which a niche. Chad Corridor was simply forward of Eli Hemming for the win in 3:45. Hemming was 4 minutes again in 3:49. After which Philip RoyerDarren Thomas, and Morgan Elliott got here in fast succession at 3:56, 3:58, and 4:00.


The 100k race totaled some 10,200 toes of elevation acquire, and Amanda Basham checked in at 11:04 for first. Amy Sturgill and Brigette Takeuchi have been second and third in 11:41 and 12:03.

Males’s chief Rod Farvard gained in 9:18, and Bernard Valentin (France) ran 9:39 as runner up. Tommy Sullivan positioned third in 10:10.

100 Mile

Claire Bannwarth (France) was over two and a half hours higher than everybody else with a 21:10 profitable time. This was on a giant loop that totaled 17,000 toes of elevation acquire over the 100-mile distance. Genevieve Harrison and Caroline Himbert ran 23:51 and 24:11 for second and third.

Males’s 100-mile winner Vincent Bouillard was means out entrance too with a 16:22 end time. Nearly two hours again, Michael Tappel ran 18:15 for second, and Jhon Barrera (Colombia) was third in 19:24.

Full outcomes.

Cappadocia Extremely-Path – Central Anatolia, Türkiye

Cappadocia’s actually one of the crucial distinctive landscapes on the market. Race programs wound across the area’s moonscape cone-like rocks, and there have been possible plenty of sizzling air balloons overhead.

Ekaterina Mityaeva (Russia) and Dmitry Mityaev (Russia) gained the 119k race in 13:00 and 10:59, respectively.

The 38k race ran nearer and deeper. Lower than seven minutes cut up the ladies’s entrance 5. Simone Brick (Austria) gained in 3:25. Dioni Gorla (Germany) was second and solely 42 seconds behind in 3:26. There was a small hole to third-, fourth-, and fifth-place Tuğçe Karakaya (Türkiye), Anastasia Nikolaeva (Türkiye), and Natalia Mastrota (Italy) in 3:31, 3:32, and three:32.

The highest of the lads’s 38k was notably worldwide. Alejandro Forcades (Spain) was the race winner in 2:39 with Martin Dematteis (Italy) chasing in 2:41. Yury Shtankov (Russia) edged Jeshurun Small (U.S.) for third, 2:48 to 2:49, and Sven Koch (Germany) was fifth in 2:53.

Full outcomes.

Further Races and Runs

Defiance 50k – Pt. Defiance, Washington

Katherine Timlin and Ben Demeerleer gained in 4:45 and 4:14. Full outcomes.

Rogue Gorge 50k – Union Creek, Oregon

Champs Karin Strickland and Chris Wright completed in 5:35 and 4:22. Full outcomes.

Elk-Kings Path Races 50k – Tillamook, Oregon

Amy Schilling and Jace Ives have been the quickest in 6:39 and 5:10 within the girls’s and males’s races, whereas Child Timm was high non-binary runner in 6:42. Full outcomes.

Le Grizz 50 Mile – Polebridge, Montana

Lydia Fahrenkrug and Patrick Keeley crushed the 50 miler in 8:45 and seven:09. Full outcomes.

Cave Creek Thriller 50k – Cave Creek, Arizona

The Aravaipa Operating occasion celebrated Erin Frizzell and James Papai as its winners in 5:44 and 4:44. Full outcomes.

Canyon de Chelly Extremely 55k – Navajo Reservation, Arizona

Alyssa Wedt and Karl Walczak gained the religious race in 6:32 and 4:41. Full outcomes.

Moab 240 Mile – Moab, Utah

They’re going to be operating in Moab for some time nonetheless. On the time of this publishing on early Monday morning, Sally McRae led the ladies and was 193 miles deep within the journey, and Jesse Haynes had lined 216 miles of the monitor on the entrance of the lads’s race. Monitoring.

Endure Higher 50k – Pine, Colorado

It was Samantha Ruhl and Luke Jay on the high of the rostrum in 5:21 and 4:26. Full outcomes.

Peacock Problem 55 Mile – Waialua, Hawai‘i

Annie Pentaleri and Eric Wesolowski took high spots in 11:52 and 10:12. Full outcomes.

The 2023 Peacock Challenge 55 Mile women's top three

The 2023 Peacock Problem 55 Mile girls’s high three (l-to-r): 1. Mary Edgmon, 2. Tracy Garneau, and three. Lory Peroff. Picture: HURT Hawaii

2023 Peacock Challenge 55 Mile men's podium

The 2023 Peacock Problem 55 Mile males’s podium (l-to-r): 2. Alex Gauthier, 1. Eric Wesolowski, and three. Takeshi Yamada. Picture: HURT Hawaii

Sage Burner 50k – Gunnison, Colorado

Race native Rachel Crafford and Ryan Sullivan gained in 5:28 and three:46. Full outcomes.

Indiana Path 100 Mile – Albion, Indiana

Brenda Johnson and Nate Truckenbrod gained in 20:12 and 17:28. Full outcomes.

Cranmore Mountain Race – North Conway, New Hampshire

Corey Dowe and Dan Curts gained the two-lap race that totaled 10k of distance. The pair ran 50:53 and 41:55, respectively. Full outcomes.

Self Transcendence 3,100 Mile Race – Queens, New York

Tsai Wen-Ya (Taiwan) set a brand new girls’s world document for the three,100-mile distance. Her 45 day, 14 hour, and 56 minute end was over three days higher than the earlier finest. She averaged round 68 miles a day. Males’s winner Andrea Mercato (Italy) turned a repeat winner in 43 days, 13 hours, and 33 minutes. That averages out to 71 miles per day. Race updates.

Tsai Wen Ya - 2023 Sri Chinmoy 3100 Mile women's winner

Tsai Wen-Ya wins the 2023 Sri Chinmoy 3,100 Mile Race, setting a brand new document. Picture: SCMT

Andrea Marcato - 2023 Sri Chinmoy 3100 Mile men's winner

Andrea Marcato, the 2023 Sri Chinmoy 3,100 Mile Race winner. Picture: SCMT

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