Wednesday, February 28, 2024

February 5, 2024 – iRunFar


This Week in Running Justin Mock TWIREveryone has a distinct trail, however we attempt to acquire they all!

There was once the street to Paris on the U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon, the motorbike paths of the Jed Smith Ultras, and the paths at Elephant Mountain some of the week’s highlights.

U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon – Orlando, Florida


Marathon debutante Fiona O’Keefe made a daring transfer to the lead within the race’s seventeenth mile and scored an disillusioned win in 2:22:10. The time was once a brand new match list. American marathon record-holder Emily Sisson chased to 2nd in 2:22:42, and Dakotah Lindwurm beat the chase crew to 3rd in 2:25:31.

A number of the occasional, possibly even rare, path runners and ultrarunners, we noticed a couple of finishers:

  • Des Linden nonetheless holds the ladies’s 50k international list for a blended gender race, from her 2021 2:59:54 effort. She completed in 2:28:04 for eleventh position right here.
  • The 2023 Mount Washington Street Race runner-up Marybeth Chelanga was once twenty third in 2:33:33.
  • Peyton Thomas ran 2:36:56 because the forty first finisher. She was once 3rd on the 2022 Pikes Height Marathon.
  • 10th on the 2021 Leadville 100 Mile, Flannery Davis Love ran 2:41:09 and completed seventy fifth.


Coaching buddies Conner Mantz and Clayton Younger broke freed from everybody else after 23 miles and completed in a close to tie. Mantz gained in 2:09:05 after Younger stepped again on the line. Younger was once clocked at 2:09:06 for 2nd. Leonard Korir charged past due to transport into 3rd within the ultimate mile. He completed in 2:09:57.

After that, there have been quite a few runners with unfastened ties to path working and ultrarunning.

  • The 50k international list holder CJ Albertson moved up past due to complete 5th in 2:10:07, a brand new private best possible.
  • Two-time Pikes Height Marathon winner Jonathan Aziz was once thirty eighth in 2:17:50.
  • Previous U.S. mountain working staff member David Fuentes got here thru in 2:21:37 for 74th.
  • Tyler McCandless had a path season in 2022, and he ran 2:23:57 for 104th position right here.
  • The 2019 USATF 50k Street Nationwide Championships winner Zachary Ornelas was once one hundred and fifth in 2:24:08.
  • The 2015 IAU 50k International Championships player Jesse Davis was once 108th in 2:24:17.
  • The 2017 USATF 50k Street Nationwide Championships winner Tyler Jermann completed in 2:26:01 for 122nd.
  • Utah path runner Travis Morrison ran 2:28:06 because the A hundred and thirtieth-place finisher.
  • The 2023 Silver State 50 Mile winner Adam Sjolund completed in 2:33:57 and 144th position.
  • The 2023 Mount Washington Street Race runner-up Sam Chelanga dropped ahead of completing.
  • The 50-mile international list holder Charlie Lawrence dropped simply after midway too.

Complete effects.

Further Races and Runs

Golden Gate Wintry weather 50k – Rodeo Seaside, California

Jennie Nicholson and Cameron Braaten gained the 50k race in 5:20 and 5:11. Complete effects.

Jed Smith Ultras – Sacramento, California

It was once the race’s forty sixth yr and it was once once more a spot for some in point of fact speedy runs. Alexandra Tinsley gained the 50-mile race in 7:56 and William Mertens, age 57, introduced some lightning with a 5:48:51 time. That’s 6:59 mins consistent with mile. If this American Path Operating Affiliation data checklist is up to the moment, then Mertens effort is a males’s 55-59 age crew American list. Can any person weigh in? Thia Angelo and Karl Schnaitter gained the 50k in 3:46 and three:32. Complete effects.

Elephant Mountain – Cave Creek, Arizona

Aravaipa Operating dropped in at the Cave Creek Regional Park all over some wet climate for the Elephant Mountain crew of races. Within the 50 miler, Bailey Lange and Cordis Corridor had been tops in 10:40 and seven:44, and within the 50k Kelly Cockrell and Joe Corcione had been champs in 5:46 and four:36. Complete effects.

Operating Up For Air Grandeur Height – Salt Lake Town, Utah

The charity run direction totaled 2,600 ft of elevation achieve on 5.8-mile laps. Other folks compete in six-hour, 12-hour, and 24-hour divisions to rack up laps to the highest of the height and again. Kelly Halpin and Jared Campbell totaled 12 laps over 24 hours, Codie Muthi and Mike Cappi did six and 8 roundtrips in 12 hours, and Leah Yingling and Zachary Garner gained the six-hour match with 4 and 5 laps, respectively. Complete effects.

Arrowhead 135 Mile – World Falls, Minnesota

The deep iciness run is going throughout some distance northern Minnesota by way of ski, motorbike, and foot. The race concluded on January 31, and on foot, Emily Kratz and Alan Chapman gained in 43:17 and 34:42, respectively. Complete effects.

John Dick Memorial 50k – Dousman, Wisconsin

Katia Wanish and Evan Wetzel gained the shuttle thru Kettle Moraine State Wooded area in 4:12 and four:04. Complete effects.

2024 John Dick Memorial 50k - start

The beginning of the 2024 John Dick Memorial 50k. Photograph: Jeff Weiss

Katia Wanish - 2024 John Dick Memorial 50k - women's winner

Katia Wanish, the 2024 John Dick Memorial 50k ladies’s winner. Photograph: Jeff Weiss

Evan Wetzel - 2024 John Dick Memorial 50k - men's winner

Evan Wetzel (proper), the 2024 John Dick Memorial 50k males’s winner. Photograph: Jeff Weiss

Rocky Raccoon – Huntsville, Texas

At the five-lap Huntsville State Park path, Lindsey Dwyer gained the 100-mile run in 18:55, and males’s chief Terry Palmer dipped beneath 17 hours at 16:57. And within the 100k, Jessica Victor completed first in 10:44 and males’s winner Isaac Sanderson clocked a ten:50 end. Complete effects.

Uwharrie Mountain Run 40 Mile – Ophir, North Carolina

The race marked its thirty third yr, and did it with Grace McDermott and Max Tiemann atop the 40-mile podium in 8:02 and 5:56. The 20-mile winners Christina Norris and Benjamin Godfrey gained in 3:04 and a pair of:41. Complete effects.

Max Tiemann - 2024 Uwharrie Mountain Run 40 Mile - men's winner

Max Tiemann (middle), the 2024 Uwharrie Mountain Run 40 Mile males’s winner, with race administrators Kim Chapman and Jason Web page of Bull Town Operating Co. Photograph: Uwharrie Mountain Run

2024 USATF Mountain, Extremely, Path Championships

Every other championships calendar is out, and the primary match is arising in two weeks.

  • February 16 – Jackpot Ultrarunning Competition (Nevada) – 100 Mile Street Nationwide Championships
  • March 10 – Caumsett 50k (New York) – 50k Street Nationwide Championships
  • April 20 – Mad Town 100k (Wisconsin) – 100k Street Nationwide Championships
  • July 7 – Loon Mountain Race (New Hampshire) – Vertical Mountain Operating Nationwide Championships
  • July 13 – Cirque Collection Snowbird (Utah) – Mountain Operating Nationwide Championships
  • August 17 – Tamalpa Headlands 50k (California) – 50k Path Nationwide Championships
  • September 28 – Birkie Path Run Competition (Wisconsin) – Marathon Path Nationwide Championships
  • October 27 – Tussey Mountain Again 50 Mile (Pennsylvania) – 50 Mile Street Nationwide Championships
  • November 2 – Moab Path Part Marathon (Utah) – Part Marathon Path Nationwide Championships
  • November 16 – Grime Circus (Arkansas) – 10k Path Nationwide Championships
  • November 23 – Fats Ox (Arizona) – 24 Hour Nationwide Championships

Subsequent Weekend – Black Canyon 100k – Mayer, Arizona

The Black Canyon 100k in Arizona is arising subsequent weekend, and it’s the yr’s first giant, in point of fact aggressive race. It’s each a Western States 100 Golden Price tag race and a International Path Majors sequence race. Listed below are one of the most most sensible entrants.


  • Shea Aquilano – 1st 2024 Coldwater Rumble 60k
  • Allison Baca – sixth 2023 Path International Championships 80k
  • Lucy Bartholomew (Australia) – 2d 2023 Extremely-Path Australia by way of UTMB 100k
  • Sarah Biehl – 1st 2022 JFK 50 Mile
  • Cat Bradley – 1st 2021 Javelina 100k
  • Riley Brady – third 2023 Javelina 100 Mile
  • Tara Dower – 1st 2023 Run Rabbit Run 100 Mile
  • Rachel Drake – 4th 2023 Kodiak by way of UTMB 50k
  • Kathryn Drew (Canada) – sixth 2022 Javelina 100 Mile
  • Anna Mae Flynn – seventh 2022 Canyons by way of UTMB 100k
  • Anna Kacius – 1st 2023 Javelina 100k
  • Marci Klimek – 1st 2023 Waldo 100k
  • Rachel Lemcke – 4th 2023 Grindstone by way of UTMB 100k
  • Heather Jackson – 1st 2023 Javelina 100 Mile
  • Anne-Marie Madden (Canada) – third 2022 Black Canyon 100k
  • Jacquie Mannhard – 1st 2023 Leadville 100 Mile
  • Katherine Quick – 1st 2023 Manner Too Cool 50k
  • EmKay Sullivan – 1st 2023 Mammoth Trailfest 50k
  • Rachel Tomajczyk – 1st 2023 Austin Rattle Run 50k
  • Arden Younger (Canada) – 1st 2023 Quad Dipsea

Riley Brady identifies as non-binary, however competes within the ladies’s race.


  • Andrew Bumbalough – 2:10 at 2019 Chicago Marathon
  • Makai Clemons – 1st 2023 San Diego 100 Mile
  • Rod Farvard – 1st 2023 Kodiak by way of UTMB 100k
  • Justin Grunewald – third 2023 Grindstone by way of UTMB 100k
  • Mark Hammond – 1st 2023 IMTUF 100 Mile
  • Hayden Hawks – 1st 2023 Canyons by way of UTMB 50k
  • Jared Hazen – sixth 2023 Speedgoat by way of UTMB 50k
  • Craig Hunt – 2d 2023 American River 50 Mile
  • Stephen Kersh – ninth 2023 Black Canyon 100k
  • David Laney – 4th 2023 Canyons by way of UTMB 100k
  • Eric LiPuma – seventh 2023 Path International Championships 80k
  • Adam Merry – 1st 2023 Chuckanut 50k
  • Ryan Miller – 1st 2023 Kauai 50 Mile
  • Ryan Sir Bernard Law – third 2023 Javelina 100 Mile
  • Cal Neff (Canada) – 2d 2023 JFK 50 Mile
  • Rajpaul Pannu – 2d 2023 Tunnel Hill 50 Mile
  • Luke Paulson – 2d 2023 Leadville 100 Mile
  • Bobby Peavey – 1st 2023 Quad Rock 50 Mile
  • Jon Rea – 1st 2023 Javelina 100 Mile
  • Matt Seidel – 4th 2023 Canyons by way of UTMB 50k
  • Jeffrey Stern – 1st 2024 Mountain Mist 50k
  • Tim Tollefson – eighth 2023 Transvulcania Ultramarathon
  • Hans Troyer – 1st 2024 Bandera 100k
  • Cole Watson – ninth 2023 Western States 100

Ryan Sir Bernard Law identifies as non-binary, however competes within the males’s race.

Complete entrant checklist.

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  • Whoo, a lot and a whole lot of names at the Black Canyon checklist. Who ya’ choosing?
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