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September 18, 2023 – iRunFar


This Week in Running Justin Mock TWIRAh geez, buddies, there’s so much right here. We’ve were given the Pikes Height Ascent and Marathon, the Run Rabbit Run 100 Mile, The Rut 28k and 50k, the NACAC Mountain and Path Working Championships, the Skyrunner Global Sequence, and a number extra. Get relaxed!

Pikes Height Ascent – Manitou Springs, Colorado

iRunFar previous shared effects from the 13.3-mile Pikes Height Ascent, and in higher element. The race climbed 7,800 toes to complete at the 14,115-foot summit.

Sophia Laukli received her 1/3 Golden Path Global Sequence race of the 12 months. She crowned out in 2:35:54, isolating from Judith Wyder (Switzerland) solely within the closing two miles. Wyder was once moment in 2:39:35, and path upstart Anna Gibson inspired with a third-place 2:43:59.

Sophia Laukli - 2023 Pikes Peak Ascent champion 2

Sophia Laukli, 2023 Pikes Height Ascent champion. Picture: Golden Path Sequence | Pikes Height Ascent | The Journey Bakery

Rémi Bonnet (Switzerland) repeated as males’s winner, however did it seven mins sooner than a 12 months in the past and changed into the quickest particular person ever up Pikes Height. Bonnet’s 2:00:20 end beat Matt Chippie’s longstanding 2:01:06 report. Chippie ran his time in 1993 as a part of the Pikes Height Marathon, then environment what’s been extensively considered a nearly unbeatable mountain operating report — till now. As with ladies’s winner Laukli, Bonnet too earned a $3,000 first-place prize.

Remi Bonnet - 2023 Pikes Peak Ascent champion - new record 2

Rémi Bonnet profitable the 2023 Pikes Height Ascent and environment a brand new direction report. Picture: Golden Path Sequence | Pikes Height Ascent | The Journey Bakery

Patrick Kipngeno (Kenya) was once moment in 2:04:09, and that’s the third-best time ever up the mountain. Eli Hemming was once 1/3 to the highest, first American, in 2:07:40.

Complete effects.

Pikes Height Marathon – Manitou Springs, Colorado

Sunday’s Marathon was once a roundtrip from the city to the 14,115-foot summit after which backpedal, and it was once a complete 26.2 miles. Race winners each and every accumulated a $2,000 first-place prize.


Kristina Mascarenas hit the highest in 2:56, seven mins higher than everybody else, and the knowledgeable downhiller wouldn’t be stuck from there. Mascarenas didn’t let up and got here down in 1:34, the race’s sixth-fastest descent. She received in 4:31, putting 8th total, and cartwheeled around the end. Mascarenas received right here in 2022 and 2017 too.

2nd- and third-place Sarah Guhl and Gabriella Brinkley completed in 4:51 and 5:05, respectively.


The boys’s marathon was once a showdown between the closing two race winners. Jonathan Aziz received in 2022, and Seth DeMoor received in 2021 and 2020. DeMoor’s profitable occasions have been 4 mins sooner than Aziz’s, however DeMoor got here into this 12 months’s race having simply completed fourth in 2:09 within the day prior’s Ascent.

Aziz resulted in the highest in 2:19, and DeMoor was once scorching on his heels solely 21 seconds again. DeMoor’s ideally suited descent from 2020 was once over seven mins again of Aziz’s 2022 downhill even though, and that was once the inform for the 2023 race.

Aziz outpaced his chaser at the approach down and received this 12 months’s race in 3:43, 3 mins slower than in 2022.

DeMoor was once moment in 3:51, and naturally was once the weekend’s quickest doubler.

Mark Schenberger was once 1/3 around the end in 4:08.

Complete effects.

Run Rabbit Run 100 Mile – Steamboat Springs, Colorado

It’s the richest race in path operating with a nearly stunning quantity of prize cash. This 12 months there was once once more a $75,000 prize handbag that despatched a whopping $15,000 to each and every of the 100-mile winners. However nonetheless, the race doesn’t draw a deep aggressive box to compare that large money haul.


Kristi Knecht had a 13-minute lead at midway, however Tara Dower jumped in entrance simply 10 miles later. At mile 70, Dower’s lead was once not up to two mins, and solely after that did she begin to achieve separation. Dower completed first in 20:32 and Knecht was once moment in 20:53. Dower was once moment a 12 months in the past in 23:08, while this was once Knecht’s first-ever 100 miler.

Karen Holland was once 1/3 in 22:14, and earned $5,000.

Tara Dower - 2023 Run Rabbit Run 100 Mile - women's winner

Tara Dower on her technique to profitable the 2023 Run Rabbit Run 100 Mile. Picture: Paul Nelson


The 2021 race winner Dave Stevens (Canada) was once once more victorious.

Stevens fought off a problem from Jimmy Elam to win this 12 months’s race in 17:22. He received in 2021 in 18:01. Elam was once with Stevens via midway, and solely gave up a bit of time in the second one part towards a 17:45 runner-up end.

The 2022 second-placer Arlen Glick capped off a three-100-mile summer season with a third-place 18:43. Glick previous ran the Western States 100 and the Hardrock 100. His end was once 21 mins higher than a 12 months in the past.

Complete effects.

Dave Stevens - 2023 Run Rabbit Run 100 Mile - men's winner

Dave Stevens takes the win on the 2023 Run Rabbit Run 100 Mile. Picture: Paul Nelson

The Rut Mountain Runs – Giant Sky, Montana

Tram development stored runners off the standard Lone Height top level and runners as an alternative crowned out at the ridge with regards to the summit.

Vertical Okay

The 5k race went up 3,623 toes. The winners pocketed $1,000.

Brian Eimstad led the lads up in 37:04, and Michelino Sunseri and Griffin Briley adopted subsequent in 37:50 and 38:20.

The highest 3 ladies have been much more intently bunched. Danielle Marquette edged out Leah Lange and Katie Follett. Marquette was once first in 45:50, Lange was once moment in 46:07, and Follett took 1/3 in 46:39. Sooner than this transfer to the paths, in July, Follett raced within the 1,500-meter race at america Out of doors Monitor and Box Championships.


The 17.6-mile run won 7,800 toes of elevation. Race winners earned $3,000.

Bailey Kowalczyk led the ladies from the beginning and completed in 3:19. She received in 2022 too. Kelly Wolf and Brittany Charboneau were given at the podium with 3:37 and three:44 marks.

Males’s winner Johnny Luna-Lima pulled away overdue towards a three:01 end. Logan Greydanus and Davin Grapentine ran 3:08 and three:11, respectively, for moment and 1/3.


The lengthy direction had 10,500 toes of elevation achieve. First-place finishers accumulated $3,000 right here too.

Jennifer Lichter repeated as ladies’s winner, taking the crown in 5:34. Kristina Trygstad-Saari and Klaire Rhodes have been moment and 1/3 in 5:45 and 5:50.

Vertical Okay runner-up Michelino Sunseri got here again and received the lads’s 50k in 4:59. Tyler Fox edged Tyler Courville for moment, 5:25 to five:28.

Complete effects.

Global Masters Mountain Working Championships – Madeira, Portugal


Runners age 35 and up competed at the 9.2k uphill-only direction, going up 800 meters. That’s 5.7 miles and a pair of,625 toes.

Charlotte Cotton (Belgium) was once the primary girl up. Her 52:41 end was once over a minute sooner than any person else. Males’s winner Eric Blake (U.S.) climbed up in 43:11, and that was once 52 seconds higher than any person else.

Lengthy Distance

The development’s moment race went for 32k (20 miles) and with 1,151 meters (3,776 toes) of elevation achieve. It climbed throughout the first part, and the second one part went downhill.

Simone Raatz (Germany) led the entire ladies’s race and received in 2:45. She was once 3 mins in entrance of everybody else.

2023 World Masters Mountain Running Championships - Long Distance - women's podium

The highest 3 ladies on the 2023 Global Masters Mountain Working Championships Lengthy Distance (l-to-r): 2. Vera Bernardo, 1. Simone Raatz, and three. Dee Collins. Picture: WMRA/Nancy Hobbs

The boys’s race wasn’t in any respect shut. Shaban Mustafa (Bulgaria) completed in 2:11, over seven mins higher than his closest pageant.

Complete effects.

2023 World Masters Mountain Running Championships - Long Distance - men's podium

The highest 3 males on the 2023 Global Masters Mountain Working Championships Lengthy Distance (l-to-r): 3. Tiago Aires, 1. Shaban Mustafa, and a pair of. Massimiliano Bernardi. Picture: WMRA/Nancy Hobbs

Grigne Skymarathon – Pasturo, Italy

The Skyrunner Global Sequence race was once driven again from Saturday to Sunday as a result of dangerous climate. The 42k race went throughout two peaks of the Grigne Massif with ridge crossings, chains, mounted rope sections, and portions that required a helmet.

Hillary Gerardi (U.S., lives in France) repeated as ladies’s winner, main right through towards a 6:12 end. Ainara Urrutia (Spain) and Kalie McCrystal (Canada) have been moment and 1/3 in 6:36 and six:37, respectively.

Hillary Gerardi - 2023 Grigne SkyMarathon - women's winner

Hillary Gerardi on her technique to profitable the 2023 Grigne Skymarathon. Picture: Brian Sharp

The boys’s race noticed a number of lead adjustments and Louison Coiffet (France) disappointed Manuel Merillas (Spain) for the win. Coiffet was once over a minute in entrance in 4:54 to Merillas’s 4:55 end. Cristian Minoggio (Italy) was once 1/3 in 5:00.

Complete effects.

Louison Coiffet - 2023 Grigne Skymarathon - men's winner

Louison Coiffet, the 2023 Grigne Skymarathon winner. Picture: Brian Sharp

Wildstrubel by way of UTMB – Valais, Switzerland

The 70k (43 miles) went for 4,600 meters (15,091 toes) of elevation achieve, and race winners Anne-Lise Rousset Seguret (France) and Aurélien Dunand-Pallaz (France) completed in 8:32 and seven:36. Dunand-Pallaz, who received this 12 months’s Hardrock 100, was once just a minute in entrance of second-place Ramon Manetsch (Switzerland).

Sara Escobar-Carron (Switzerland) and Andy Symonds (U.Okay.) have been quickest within the lengthy 113k race at 15:33 and 12:51.

Daniela Oemus (Germany) was once simply 5th at OCC, and she or he was once again to racing right here within the 50k. She received in 6:05, and males’s chief Benedikt Hoffman (Germany) received in 4:58.

Complete effects.

Further Races and Runs

Le Grand Path Serre-Ponçon – Embrun, France

Camille Bruyas (France) were given again to racing and received the 49k in 5:57. Males’s winner Sacha Duinat (France) completed in 5:31. Complete effects.

Tor des Géants – Courmayeur, Italy

The massive journey stretched 330 kilometers (205 miles). Emma Stuart (U.Okay.) and Franco Collé (Italy) received in 82:21 and 66:39. It was once Collé’s fourth win right here and he broke his personal direction report from 2021. Within the accompanying 130k race (80 miles), Enrica Dematteis (Italy) and Dani Jung (Italy) have been tops in 27:56 and 21:11. Jung’s mark too was once a brand new direction report. Complete effects.

Emma Stuart - 2023 Tor des Géants - women's winner

Emma Stuart, the 2023 Tor des Géants champion. Picture: Zzam! Company/Alessandro Zambianchi

Franco Collé - 2023 Tor des Géants - men's winner

Franco Collé, the 2023 Tor des Géants champion. Picture: Zzam! Company/Roberto Roux

North The us Central The us Caribbean Mountain and Path Working Championships – Saskatchewan, Canada

The primary-ever mixed North The us Central The us Caribbean (NACAC) Mountain and Path Working Championships had an up-and-down 10k race and a 50k race. Gabrielle Orie and Liam Meirow received the 10k in 46:58 and 40:18, and Sarah Biehl and Chris Balestrini received the 50k in 5:10 and four:11. Complete effects.

Mountain Lakes 100 Mile – Ollalie Lake, Oregon

Race winners Christine Mosley and Colin Macfarlane completed in 20:30 and 18:49. Complete effects.

Flagstaff to Grand Canyon Stagecoach – Flagstaff, Arizona

The 100-mile champs Stephanie Leake and Vasileios Paschalidis ran to the road in 24:07 and 20:35. Complete effects.

Barkley Fall Vintage 50k – Wartburg, Tennessee

Impediment-course professional Christiana Rugloski and Maxime Gauduin (France) received their approach into the Barkley Marathons with 9:44 and 9:13 profitable occasions at this tournament. Complete effects.

Georgia Jewel 100 Mile – Dalton, Georgia

Laura Dukes and Alex Dedels stored the victories in state. The 2 winners completed in 25:54 and 19:30. Complete effects.

Ouray 50 Mile – Ouray, Colorado

With greater than 23,000 toes of elevation achieve throughout the steep San Juan Mountains, the development caters to people who can transfer successfully in that terrain. This 12 months’s tournament, the primary time the 50 miler was once separated from the 100-mile tournament run in mid-July, served up an ideal fall day. Anita Ortiz received the ladies’s race forward of former direction report holder Melissa Beaury, with a time of 17:21:58. Erik Sorenson took down the former males’s direction report by way of 80 mins with a time of 12:32:04. Complete effects (when to be had.)

Anita Ortiz - 2023 Ouray 50 Mile - women's winner

Anita Ortiz, the 2023 Ouray 50 Mile champion. Picture: Eszter Horanyi

Eric Sorenson - 2023 Ouray 50 Mile - men's winner

Erik Sorenson, the 2023 Ouray 50 Mile winner. Picture: Eszter Horanyi

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