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October 30, 2023 – iRunFar


This Week in Running Justin Mock TWIRThe Javelina 100 Mile, Skyrunner Global Sequence, and Large Canine’s Yard Extremely are about as other as they arrive. And that race variety is a part of what I like about scripting this column.

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Javelina 100 Mile – Fountain Hills, Arizona

The race was once a Western States 100 Golden Price tag Race with two entries up for grabs. The Halloween-themed race is administered on a five-loop path.


Till Dakota Jones ran 12:58 ultimately 12 months’s race, no person had ever run underneath 13 hours at Javelina. This 12 months the top-three males did simply that.

Jonathan Rea gained the race and set the brand new path document at 12:43. Rea was once moment in 2022 right here in 13:05, after which completed 14th on the Western States 100 in June 2023. The win right here assures him a go back and forth again in 2024.

2d-place Blake Slattengren completed in 12:58, most effective 5 seconds again of Jones’s former path document. It was once Slattengren’s 100-mile debut after a host of U.S. Pacific Northwest shorter ultras, together with a runner-up spot on the 2023 Gorge Waterfalls 100k. Slattengren, like Rea, permitted the Golden Price tag.

Ryan 1st viscount montgomery of alamein, who identifies as non-binary however races within the males’s department, was once most effective 59 seconds in the back of Slattengren at 12:59 for 0.33.


Closing 12 months Heather Jackson made her extremely debut right here with a fifteen:42 fifth-place run that also ranked as Tenth-best ever. This 12 months Jackson ran sturdy for everything of the race and completed in 14:24. That’s the race’s second-fastest run ever. Jackson began the 2023 Western States 100 however didn’t end. She permitted the Golden Price tag for a go back go back and forth in 2024.

2d-place Ragna Debats (Netherlands, lives in Spain) completed in 14:55, the race’s sixth-best run ever. She was once 0.33 on the Western States 100 in 2021. Debats permitted her Golden Price tag.

Riley Brady, who identifies as non-binary however races within the girls’s department, was once 0.33 this 12 months in 15:29. Brady was once ultimate 12 months’s runner up in 14:45.

Complete effects.

Limone Xtreme Skymasters – Limone Sul Garda, Italy

After 13 races, the 2023 Skyrunner Global Sequence completed the season right here. The SkyMasters contest introduced one of the most height runners from 20 other nations to a 22-kilometer race totaled 2,055 meters of elevation achieve. That’s 13.67 miles and six,742 toes.


Roberto Delorenzi (Switzerland) led from the bounce and gained in 2:23.

Downhill ace Manuel Merillas (Spain) closed laborious and completed simply 31 seconds again, additionally in 2:23. Antonio Martínez (Spain) was once 0.33 in 2:25.

Roberto Delorenzi - 2023 Limone Xtreme Skymasters champion

Roberto Delorenzi, 2023 Limone Xtreme Skymasters champion. Photograph: Antton Guaresti

Martínez gained the total sequence and pocketed €20,000 in prize cash.

Antonio Martinez - 2023 Skyrunner World Series winner

Antonio Martínez celebrating after turning into the 2023 Skyrunner Global Sequence winner. Photograph: Antton Guaresti


Sara Alonso (Spain) hadn’t but raced on this 12 months’s Skyrunner Global Sequence, however received a wild card access and took complete good thing about it. Alonso raced in entrance from begin to end and gained in 2:56.

Karina Carsolio (Mexico) flew down the overall descent to transport into moment in 3:00, and third-place Olivia Magnone (France) completed in 3:02.

Sara Alonso - 2023 Limone Xtreme Skymasters champion

Sara Alonso, 2023 Limone Xtreme Skymasters champion. Photograph: Antton Guaresti

Handiest fourth on this race, Clementine Geoffray (France) was once the sequence’s general winner, and prefer males’s winner Martinez, she too gained €20,000.

Complete effects.

Clementine Geoffray - 2023 Skyrunner World Series winner

Clementine Geoffray on her strategy to turning into the 2023 Skyrunner Global Sequence winner. Photograph: Philipp Reiter/The Journey Bakery

Large Canine’s Yard Extremely – Bell Buckle, Tennessee

It was once out of the ordinary what the backyarders did in Tennessee. The race, which was once the sector championships of yard ultrarunning, had an elite box of 75 runners from 40 other nations. iRunFar previous lined the development.

3 males — Harvey Lewis (U.S.), Ihor Verys (Ukraine, lives in Canada), and Bartosz Fudali (Poland) — all went previous the former global document, then held by means of Phil Gore (Australia) at 102 yards. Fudali stopped after his 103rd hour, and Lewis and Verys stored going. In spite of everything, Verys returned to camp after beginning however no longer finishing hour 108, whilst Lewis finished the backyard to win the race and set the brand new yard extremely global document. Lewis’s 108 yards over 108 hours totaled a fantastic 450 miles. Timewise, that’s 4 days and 12 hours of working.

Harvey Lewis - 2023 Big Dog's Backyard ultra - pausing between loops

Harvey Lewis pauses between yards within the past due phases of the 2023 Large Canine’s Yard Extremely. Photograph: Mike Trimpe

Claire Bannwarth (France), who just one week previous gained the Kodiak 100 Mile by means of UTMB race, was once the ultimate lady status. She ran 250 miles over 60 yards in 60 hours. Amanda Nelson (Canada) went just about as some distance too. Nelson totaled 237 miles over 57 hours working.

Complete effects.

Claire Bannwarth - 2023 Big Dog's Backyard Ultra

Claire Bannwarth, the ultimate lady status on the 2023 Large Canine’s Yard Extremely. Photograph: Keith Knipling

Further Races and Runs

Guy In opposition to Horse 50 Mile – Prescott, Arizona

Race winner Peter Mortimer beat the horses with a 7:35 50-mile end. He was once smartly over 90 mins higher than the primary horse. The primary horse to complete was once ridden by means of Jennifer Herbert. Girls’s winner Stephanie Rosebaugh completed in 9:12. Complete effects.

2023 Man Against Horse 50 Mile - Peter Mortimer

Peter Mortimer successful 2023 Guy In opposition to Horse 50 Mile. Photograph: Melissa Ruse

Jennifer Herbert - 2023 Man Against Horse 50 Mile horse champion

Jennifer Herbert and her horse on the 2023 Guy In opposition to Horse 50 Mile. The group was once the primary horse to complete. Photograph: James Bonnett

Stephanie Rosebaugh - 2023 Man Against Horse 50 Mile champion

Stephanie Rosebaugh, 2023 Guy In opposition to Horse 50 Mile girls’s champion. Photograph: James Bonnett

Javelina Jundred 100k – Fountain Hills, Arizona

Within the undercard to the 100-mile race, Rajpaul Pannu and Anna Kacius gained the 100k race in 7:15 and eight:13. Each finishes had been new path information. Complete effects.

Mammoth Cave 50k – Mammoth Cave, Kentucky

The 0.33 annual race had Jack Harding and Geri Keller main the best way in 4:59 and 5:35. Complete effects.

Stone Steps 50k – Cincinnati, Ohio

Males’s winner Brendan Buten completed in 4:56 and ladies’s champ Zoe Crabtree crossed in 6:09.  Complete effects.

Ozark Path 100 Mile – Steelville, Missouri

Tentative effects are in, and it’s taking a look like Cody Jones and Lily Charles gained at the point-to-point race at the iconic Ozark Path. Jones got here house in 19:12, whilst Charles completed in 22:07. Complete effects.

Cody Jones - 2023 Ozark Trail 100 Mile champion

Cody Jones, 2023 Ozark Path 100 Mile champion. Photograph: Ozark Path 100 Mile

Lily Charles - 2023 Ozark Trail 100 Mile champion

Lily Charles (proper) on her strategy to successful the 2023 Ozark Path 100 Mile. Photograph: Ozark Path 100 Mile

Marine Corps Marathon 50k – Arlington, Virginia

Calum Neff and Anna Staats led the marathon tournament’s extremely distance race in 2:55 and three:35. Complete effects.

Georgia Sky to Summit 50k – Dillard, Georgia

This race was once run on a difficult path that totaled 7,500 toes of elevation achieve. Handiest the top-three males completed underneath six hours. Lukas Burrer gained in 5:46, and Brian O’Neill beat out Gary Conner by means of most effective two seconds for moment position. Each completed in 5:52. Caroline Moore took the ladies’s crown in 6:06, and Brooke Jones and Maria Martinez Ferrandiz had been moment and 0.33 in 6:25 and six:33, respectively. Complete effects.

2024 Skyrunner Global Sequence

The 2023 sequence wrapped up and the 2024 calendar was once introduced.

  • April 6 – Calamorro Skyrace – Spain
  • Would possibly 2 – Acantilados del Norte – Spain
  • Would possibly 4 – Skyrace des Matheysins – France
  • Would possibly 18 – Skyrace des Gorges du Tarn – France
  • Would possibly 25 – Orizaba Skyrace – Mexico
  • June 1 – Hochkönigman Skyrace – Austria
  • June 6 – Cordillera Blanca Skyrace – Peru
  • June 15 – Madeira Skyrace – Portugal
  • June 22 – Minotaur Skyrace – Canada
  • June 23 – Skyrace du Mercantour – France
  • June 29 – Kaiserkrone Skyrace – Austria
  • August 23 – Matterhorn Ultraks – Switzerland
  • August 25 – Trofeo Kima – Italy
  • September 22 – Maga SkyMarathon – Italy
  • September 28 – Gorbeai Suzien – Spain
  • October 12 – Limone Excessive Skyrace – Italy
  • October 26 – 2 Peaks Skyrace – South Korea
  • November 2 – Penang Skyrace – Malaysia
  • November 9 – Sagalassos Skyrace – Turkey
  • November 16 – Marato del Dements – Spain

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