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December 11, 2023 – iRunFar


This Week in Running Justin Mock TWIRI’ve been searching for some sunshine and located it on this week’s race time table. We’re shedding into Thailand, New Zealand, Hawai’i, and in other places for the weekly rundown.

We even have the time table of the 2024 Golden Path International Collection.

Doi Inthanon Thailand by way of UTMB – Chiang Mai, Thailand

The tip-of-year UTMB Asia-Pacific primary had 3 extremely distances, all with a stunning quantity of vertical. I assume it is smart despite the fact that, the race’s namesake nationwide park is nicknamed the “roof of Thailand” for its mountain peaks.


The development’s longest race stretched 175 kilometers (108 miles) and with 10,030 meters (32,906 ft) of elevation achieve in the course of the jungle.

Ji Duo (China) was once all on my own on the finish of the boys’s race. His 23:58 end squeaked below the 24-hour mark and was once just about 90 mins higher than everybody else. Duo was once 14th at this yr’s UTMB, and this was once no less than his fourth extremely end since then. Gediminas Grinius (Lithuania) and Beñat Marmissolle (France) had been moment and 3rd in 25:25 and 25:44. For viewpoint in this direction’s problem, or at the problem of Marmissolle’s particular person day, Marmissolle positioned moment on this yr’s Hardrock 100 in 23:50. He was once virtually two hours slower right here.

Chinese language runners took everything of the ladies’s podium, and no person was once higher than 30 hours. Lin ChenAnna Li, and Yuan-Yuan Wu all completed in 30:05, 30:11, and 30:54 to steer the crowd.

The race served as a Western States 100 Golden Price tag Collection race as smartly, and there’s no legit announcement but on-line of who has permitted the tickets. It seems like from social media that Ji Duo and males’s fourth-place finisher Robert Hajnal (Romania) could have unofficially permitted the boys’s Golden Tickets. We see no information but in regards to the ladies’s Golden Price tag winners.


The more or less 59-mile race won 5,860 meters (19,225 ft) for a large mountain problem too. Chinese language runners once more led the boys. The highest 8 all completed below 11 hours, however Guang-Fu Meng (China) gapped everybody with a ten:09 end that introduced him house 33 mins sooner than any individual else. Pei-Quan You and Hui Bai had been subsequent in a string of shut finishes at 10:42 and 10:43.

Hau Ha Thi (Vietnam) ruled the ladies’s run in 12:09. She was once quietly fourth at OCC this yr, and gained closing yr’s Doi Inthanon 50k. Ragna Debats (The Netherlands, lives in Spain) was once moment in 12:43, and Emilie Maroteaux (Réunion Island) ran 13:26 for 3rd.


The shortest of the development’s extremely classes was once beautiful stout too. There was once 2,870 meters (9,416 ft) of elevation achieve in this direction, and of the just about 1,400 starters, handiest 3 may just end in below 5 hours.

Revenge sport! Tao Luo (China) avenged a drop finally yr’s race and gained giant this yr in 4:16 for the boys. Meikael Beaudoin-Rousseau (U.S.) chased to a 4:39 second-place end and Ai-Ai Shi (China) was once 3rd in 4:44.

Ladies’s winner Elisa Desco (Italy) edged Marina Cugnetto (Italy) for the ladies’s win in 5:17. Cugnetto was once slightly two mins again in 5:19, and Rui-Fang Zhou (China) was once 3rd in 5:31.

[Editor’s Note: From 2010 to 2012, Elisa Desco served a two-year doping ban from the IAAF after she tested positive for EPO at the 2009 World Mountain Running Championships.]

Complete effects.

The WILD Epic Mountain Runs – Arrowtown, New Zealand

The 2-day match took place in some distance southern New Zealand’s South Island. The classes integrated a mixture of quicker terrain and mountain ups and downs.

85k V5000

The legit direction was once reduce brief to simply 75k (46 miles) and with 3,900 meters (12,795 ft) of elevation achieve because of climate.

Cullen Rhind (New Zealand) was once a runaway winner within the males’s race at 8:24. No different guy got here in below 9 hours. Benje Patterson (New Zealand) and Matthew Gummer (New Zealand) had been up subsequent in 9:09 and 9:32.

Cullen Rhind - 2023 The WILD V5000 - men's winner

Cullen Rhind, the 2023 The WILD V5000 males’s winner. Picture: Photos4sale

Ladies’s chief Alison Wilson (U.Okay., lives in New Zealand) was once means out entrance in 8:59, and that positioned her moment general too. iRunFar’s personal Eszter Horanyi (U.S.) was once moment in 10:05 and Hannah Wall (New Zealand) was once 3rd in 10:17.

Alison Wilson - 2023 The WILD V5000 - women's winner

Alison Wilson wins the 2023 The WILD V5000. Picture: Photos4sale

64k V3000

The 40-mile race additionally went throughout one giant mountain loop. Vajin Armstrong (New Zealand) led Dai Lawson (New Zealand) and Jaco Du Plessis (New Zealand) to the highest of the rostrum. The crowd completed in 7:05, 7:29, and seven:32, respectively.

Vajin Armstrong - 2023 The WILD V3000 - men's winner

Vajin Armstrong, the 2023 The WILD V3000 males’s winner. Picture: Photos4sale

Louise Murray (Eire, residing in N.Z.) edged out Delphine Touzouli (France) for the ladies’s victory. The 2 completed in 8:18 and eight:25, and Alexandra Knights (New Zealand) was once 3rd in 8:58.

Complete effects.

Louise Murray - 2023 The WILD V3000 - women's winner

Louise Murray takes the win on the 2023 The WILD V3000. Picture: Photos4sale

Kosciuszko by way of UTMB – Snowy Mountains Nationwide Park, Australia

The second one-year match ran thru Australia’s alpine wonderland, the Snowy Mountains, and featured 3 other extremely distances. Uniquely and oddly, each the 100-mile and 100k races seem to have had a 4k, no quicker than 45 mins, required strolling phase throughout a pointy steel grate. Somebody nearer to the development can possibly explain, however this steel walkway should be throughout a delicate terrain house?

100 Mile

The 100-mile race had 231 starters and 160 finishers. The highest 3 males got here in below 20 hours, and handiest two mins separated the entrance two. Chris Lenkic (Australia) edged out Takumi Sawayanagi (Japan) for the win. Lenkic completed in 19:23 and Sawayanagi ran 19:25. It was once Lenkic’s 100-mile debut. Hayato Nishikata (Japan) was once 3rd in 19:46.

Chris Lenkic - 2023 Ultra-Trail Kosciuszko by UTMB 100 Mile men's winner

Chris Lenkic wins the 2023 Extremely-Path Kosciuszko by way of UTMB 100 Mile. Picture: Korupt Imaginative and prescient

Ladies’s winner Manuela Soccol (Belgium) avenged a drop finally yr’s race to earn her first 100-mile end. She broke the end tape in pouring rain in 22:24. Final yr’s 100k race winner Stephanie Auston (Australia) was once moment in 23:02 and Claire O’Brien-Smith (Australia) was once 3rd in 23:19.

Manuela Soccol - 2023 Ultra-Trail Kosciuszko by UTMB 100 Mile - women's winner

Manuela Soccol, the 2023 Extremely-Path Kosciuszko by way of UTMB 100 Mile ladies’s winner. Picture: Extremely-Path Kosciuszko by way of UTMB


Ruy Ueda (Japan) stepped up in distance, his first 100k in 5 years, and gained the boys’s race in 9:46. Rhett Gibson (Australia) and Adrian de los angeles Nougerede (U.Okay.) had been moment and 3rd in 10:09 and 11:32.

Ladies’s winner Patricia McKibbin (Australia) led for all of her race and completed in 12:22. She was once 3rd right here a yr in the past. 2nd-place Hannah McRae (Australia) ran 12:46 and Sophie Broome (U.Okay.) was once 3rd in 13:00.


Just about 1,000 runners took at the 50k direction. It was once the largest race of the development’s 4 distances. (The development had a 27k race along with the 3 ultras.) Tuomas Kari (Finland) and Madison Reynolds (Australia) gained in 4:17 and 5:14, respectively.

Complete effects.

Hellgate 100k – Fincastle, Virginia

A nighttime get started provides to the problem of the 66.6-mile path in the course of the Blue Ridge Mountains in iciness. Climate stipulations had been reportedly gentle this yr.

Brian Culmo and Aaron Slabach dueled on the entrance of the boys’s race and had been the one sub-11-hour finishers. Culmo completed in 10:10, a brand new direction document, and Slabach trailed in 10:25. Jordan Chang was once off the lead tempo however at the podium in 11:08. Culmo and Chang had been moment and 3rd a yr in the past, and Chang was once remarkably 3rd in 2021 too.

Shannon Howell led 3 ladies below 14 hours. Howell was once the quickest at 13:02, and Jennifer Mawn and Laura Davis completed subsequent in 13:43 and 13:59.

Complete effects.

Shannon Howell and Brian Culmo - 2023 Hellgate 100k winners

Shannon Howell and Brian Culmo, the 2023 Hellgate 100k winners. Picture courtesy of Hellgate 100k/David Horton.

Further Races and Runs

Honolulu Marathon – Honolulu, Hawai’i

Andy Wacker and Sage Canaday felt a necessity for pace at the roads and went to the roads for two:23 and a couple of:31 respective marathon finishes. Wacker, who completed fourth general and as most sensible American, break up 1:10 for the primary part and Canaday ran a unfavorable break up after a 1:16 first part. Complete effects.

Deception Cross 50k – Oak Harbor, Washington

Mike Sidic and Kat Drew gained the Rainshadow Operating match in 3:54 and four:11. Complete effects.

Frozen Path Run Fest 50k – Eugene, Oregon

Race winners Ethan Hardacre and Rachel Hawkins coated the 50k direction in 4:23 and four:50. Complete effects.

Doomsday 50k – Cool, California

Time’s up on the Doomsday 50k. Danny Murphy and Nicolette Del Sarto beat the clock in 5:13 and six:03. Complete effects.

Joshua Tree Traverse FKT – California

We haven’t had eyes on quickest identified instances in recent times, however the North American iciness’s a good time for such efforts. Jade Belzberg ran 4:40 at the 37-mile Joshua Tree Traverse and that was once two mins higher than Keely Henninger’s former ladies’s supported FKT from December 2022.

Tucson 50k – Oro Valley, Arizona

The 50k highway race was once held as a part of the higher Tucson Marathon match and, just like the marathon, on a downhill direction. Ferdinand Clovis Airault and Tara Kaur rolled to a few:20 and three:43 profitable instances. Complete effects.

Hitchcock Revel in Staying power Runs – Honey Creek, Iowa

Nate Cannon and Kaci Lickteig gained the 50 miler in 9:49 and 9:28, respectively. Complete effects.

Bigfoot 50k – Lore Town, Ohio

Salt Fork State Park is where for Bigfoot in Ohio. There were no less than 36 reported sightings for the reason that Eighties, and one as not too long ago as 2020. The 50k race throughout the park was once a three-lap 10.4-mile loop and J.R. Luyster was once 24 mins higher than everybody else in 4:39. Olivia Watson gained the ladies’s race in 5:55. Complete effects.

Shakori 40 Mile Extremely – Pittsboro, North Carolina

Alex Drozd and Makayla Florez led a small workforce to the end in 4:55 and six:55. Complete effects.

Tallahassee Ultradistance Vintage – Wakulla Springs, Florida

It was once the longtime race’s forty second yr. Ryan Woodward and Jenny Early had been 50k champs in 4:31 and 5:05. Complete effects.

USATF Membership Pass Nation Championships – Tallahassee, Florida

The development possibly didn’t get the path runner participation that it has up to now, however we noticed a couple of acquainted names. It’s been some time, however Renee Metivier used to extra continuously race on trails. She was once the USATF path marathon nationwide champion again in 2017. On the USATF Membership Pass Championships, within the Masters Ladies’s 6k, Metivier was once moment in 21:40. Chris Grauch, who has raced for the U.S. on the International Masters Mountain Operating Championships, was once twelfth within the Masters Males’s 10k in 35:02. Liam Meirow had a complete yr at the trails, and completed sixteenth within the Open Males’s 10k in 31:59. He raced as a part of the Bowerman Observe Membership workforce. Complete effects.

Daytona 100 Ultras – Jacksonville, Florida

It was once a large weekend for Florida. The 100-mile winners Marc Burget and Caryn Lubetsky completed in 15:16 and 16:30, and over 50 miles it was once Armand Riehl and Myriah Tisch at 8:00 and 9:53. Alexander Thomas and Bethany Bradshaw gained the 50k in 4:27 and 5:21. Complete effects.

2024 Golden Path International Collection

There’s some new races in new puts because the Golden Path International Collection expands to 8 sequence races.

  • April 20-21, 2024 – Kobe Path (Japan)
  • April 27, 2024 – 4 Women Mountain Path (China)
  • Might 26, 2024 – Zegama-Aizkorri Marathon (Spain)
  • June 30, 2024 – Marathon du Mont Blanc (France)
  • August 10, 2024 – Sierre-Zinal (Switzerland)
  • August 17, 2024 – Tatra Sky Marathon (Poland)
  • September 14-15, 2024 – Headlands (U.S.)
  • September 22, 2024 – Mammoth Path Fest (U.S.)
  • October 17-20, 2024 – Grand Ultimate (TBD)

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  • The Pikes Height Ascent fell out of the World Path International Collection. Do you’re feeling k about that?
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