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January 29, 2024 – iRunFar


This Week in Running Justin Mock TWIRClearwater and Mountain Mist, and Oman and Orcas. I like the contradictions, the range, and alliteration. There weren’t any primary races this weekend, however there used to be a complete set of occasions to rundown, most commonly across the U.S. Let’s get this Monday rolling!

Mountain Mist 50k – Huntsville, Alabama

It used to be the race’s thirtieth 12 months within Monte Sano State Park, and this 12 months’s race used to be run in heavy rain.

Jeffrey Stern mastered the muddy observe in 4:13 for the win. That used to be smartly transparent of second- and third-place Michael Loutzenheise and Jack Martin and their 4:27 and four:30 finishes.

Jeffrey Stern - 2024 Mountain Mist 50k men's winner

Jeffrey Stern takes the win on the 2024 Mountain Mist 50k. Picture: Spencer Cox

Ladies’s champ Deanna Doane disappointed protecting champ Sara Gibson. The 2 frontrunners got here thru in 5:52 and 5:58, and Kimberley Friberg used to be 0.33 in 6:24.

Complete effects (when to be had).

Deanna Doane - 2024 Mountain Mist 50k women's winner

Deanna Doane wins the 2024 Mountain Mist 50k. Picture: Spencer Cox

Arches Extremely – Moab, Utah

The Mad Moose Occasions desolate tract season were given underway simply outdoor of the race’s namesake nationwide park.

Within the 50 miler, Joel Shores dipped underneath the seven-hour mark with a 6:55 first-place end. David Eik wasn’t too a long way at the back of in 7:11, and Christian Labeck capped the rostrum at 7:46. Simplest seven seconds separated the entrance two ladies. Maggie Shafer and Kaitie Sloan each got here in at 8:21, however Shafer used to be in entrance for the victory. Kayde Anderson used to be 0.33 in 9:21.

The lads’s 50-kilometer race used to be an early season burner. Brian Whitfield and Caleb Olson got here in a position to race and Whitfield used to be virtually two mins in entrance on the finish. He completed in 3:31 and Olson used to be moment in 3:32. Alex Johnson used to be off the lead tempo however at the podium at 3:49.

Ladies’s winner Anne Flower completed in 4:12. Moira O’Connor Lenth and Madeline Hirschfeld have been moment and 0.33 in 4:23 and four:41, respectively.

Complete effects.

2024 Arches Ultra 50k women's podium

The 2024 Arches Extremely 50k ladies’s podium (l-to-r): 3. Madeline Hirschfeld, 1. Anne Flower, and a couple of. Moria O’Connor Lenth. Picture: Mad Moose Occasions

Oman Desolate tract Marathon – Oman

The degree race used to be run within the taste of Marathon des Sables. In Oman, the desolate tract run totaled 165k (102 miles) over 4 days. Runners have been self-sufficient on meals and tool, and took refuge in race-provided tents every evening.

Rachid El Morabity (Morocco) gained the lads’s race with a 16:06 end. He completed first on days one and two, 0.33 on day 3, and moment on day 4 towards his total win. El Morabity is a nine-time Marathon des Sables winner. Oman runners Saleh Al Saidi and Ghaith Al Saidi have been moment and 0.33 in 16:27 and 17:23.

A small ladies’s box used to be led via Aziza Raji (Morocco) in 23:13. Aziza El Amrany (Morocco) used to be moment in 23:40, and Veronique Messina (France) completed 0.33 in 25:38.

Complete effects.

Aziza Raji - 2024 Oman Desert Marathon women's winner

Aziza Raji (proper), the 2024 Oman Desolate tract Marathon ladies’s winner. At the left, moment position Aziza El Amrany chases. Picture: Oman Desolate tract Marathon/Ian Corless

Further Races and Runs

Los angeles Llanera – Barcelona, Spain

Abel Carretero (Spain) scored a brand new route report in 3:21 at the marathon distance route. Pau Capell (Spain) used to be moment in 3:26, and Aniol Riba (Spain) used to be 0.33 in 3:33. Capell celebrated operating pain-free on social media in a while. Ladies’s winner Raquel Picón (Spain) led in 4:27. Irene Picón (Spain) and Manuela Vilaseca (Brazil, lives in Spain) got here subsequent in 4:31 and four:48, respectively. Complete effects.

Orcas Island 50k – Orcas Island, Washington

Lon Freeman and Taylor Nowlin gained the Rainshadow Operating race in 5:12 and 5:30. Freeman gained closing 12 months’s Orcas Island 50 Mile too. Complete effects.

Sean O’Brien 100k – Malibu, California

The 100k frontrunners Max Jolliffe and Kenzie MacPhail got here thru in 10:00 and 11:59, and 50-mile winners Walter Escalante and Barbara Thomson completed in 9:05 and 10:37. Jeff Colt and Catherine Leclair gained the 50k in 4:06 and 5:29. Complete effects.

Monterey Extremely 50 Mile – Monterey, California

The Inside of Path tournament came about within Castle Ord Nationwide Monument. Kevin Stewart ran 6:52 to win the lads’s 50 miler, and Jenny Jacox gained the ladies’s race in 9:33. Within the 50k, Matt Ledoux and Emily Flynn have been champs in 4:41 and 5:00, respectively. Complete effects.

Wildcatter Extremely 50k – Graham, Texas

A small box led via Pieter Steenkamp and Katherine Crouse toured the Wildcatter Ranch and Hotel. Steenkamp and Crouse gained in 4:37 and 5:44. Complete effects.

Willis River 50k – Cumberland, Virginia

The small tournament had simply 18 finishers, however Alex Shtogren and Alivia Sorah did it in 6:16 and seven:29. Complete effects.

South Mountains Marathons – Connelly Springs, North Carolina

Climate pressured an previous postponement of the 50k and marathon within South Mountains State Park. There’s waterfalls, creek crossings, and about 600 stairs at the route. Miller Groome and Valerie Matena gained the 50k in 4:49 and six:06, and Mark Rebholz and Aly Pagano led the marathon in 4:18 and 5:38. Complete effects.

Snow Hen 50k – Seneca, South Carolina

Race winners Nhan Nguyen and Jennifer Lybrand ringed the two.62-mile loop 12 instances to get to 50k, they usually did it in 3:43 and three:36. Complete effects.

Southern Freeze 50/50 – Columbus, Georgia

The 50-mile winners Ross Alvaro and Robin Powers ran 8:02 and 9:43, and 50k leaders Alex Rivera and Erin Karara completed in 4:21 and four:22. Complete effects.

Clearwater Operating Competition 50k – Clearwater, Florida

Jon Lindenauer and Sophie Emond stuck some sunshine and Gulf of Mexico perspectives on their option to 3:11 and three:56 successful instances. Complete effects.

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