Monday, June 5, 2023

Would possibly 8, 2023 – iRunFar


This Week in Running Justin Mock TWIRAh geez, we did it once more and overloaded this column with an excessive amount of excellent stuff. There was once the Transvulcania Ultramarathon by way of UTMB, the Breakneck Level Path Marathon which served because the USATF Path Marathon Nationwide Championships for this 12 months, the Walking Jim 40 Mile, and a large number of different amusing to proportion.

Transvulcania Ultramarathon by way of UTMB – Los angeles Palma, Canary Islands, Spain

iRunFar introduced the Transvulcania main points early. The premier race ran around the island for 72 kilometers (44 miles) and with 4,600 meters (15,000 ft) of elevation achieve.



Italy’s Martina Valmassoi led the first-five ladies below the 10-hour mark. Valmassoi was once out entrance in 9:09. Edyta Lewandowska, of Poland, and Meg Mackenzie, from South Africa, got here subsequent in 9:21 and 9:28. Valmassoi received final 12 months’s TDS race as a part of the massive UTMB Mont Blanc weekend, and Lewandowska is a 2:33 marathoner going again to 2008.

Michelle Buncke was once the highest American lady in 5th at 9:59.

2023 Transvulcania Ultramarathon by UTMB - Edyta Lewandowska - Martina Valmassoi - Meg Mackenzie

The 2023 Transvulcania Ultramarathon by way of UTMB ladies’s podium (left-to-right): 2. Edyta Lewandowska, 1. Martina Valmassoi, and three. Meg Mackenzie. Photograph: Transvulcania Ultramarathon by way of UTMB


Males’s winner Dakota Jones received right here long ago in 2012, then famously laying a rose on a defeated Kilian Jornet on the end. 11 years later, Jones, now an island legend, was once victorious once more in 7:02. French runner Damien Humbert and Andreas Reiterer, from Italy, had been moment and 0.33 in 7:10 and seven:17.

American citizens Jeff Mogavero and Tim Tollefson had been 7th and 8th in 7:32 and seven:39.

2023 Transvulcania Ultramarathon by UTMB - Damien Humbert - Dakota Jones - Andreas Reiterer

The 2023 Transvulcania Ultramarathon by way of UTMB males’s podium (left-to-right): 2. Damien Humbert, 1. Dakota Jones, and three. Andreas Reiterer. Photograph: Transvulcania Ultramarathon by way of UTMB


South Africa’s Toni McCann and Spain’s Dimas Pereira received the shorter race in 4:49 and four:20.

Complete effects.

Breakneck Level Path Marathon – Beacon, New York

The marathon was once each the USATF Path Marathon Nationwide Championships and a countrywide group variety race. The highest-two finishers every earned spots at the U.S. group that can compete within the Path Global Championships’s 45k quick path race in Austria in June. Race winners every received $1,000 too, uniquely paid in singles.


Brittany Charboneau and Bailey Kowalczyk went 4:46 and four:49 on the entrance of the race. Charboneau is the nationwide champ, and that backs up a runner-up spot on the USATF 50k Street Nationwide Championships previous this 12 months.

Klaire Rhodes was once 0.33 in 4:50, a part of a large crew that each one ran higher than Stef Bishop’s 2020 5:17 path file.


One nationwide group wasn’t going to be sufficient for Garrett Corcoran. He made the U.S. vertical group final weekend and got here again for extra. Corcoran received right here in 3:55. Taking a look forward to June, the vertical and 45k quick path races will occur on back-to-back days at worlds.

Jackson Brill, in spite of completing with a bloodied shoulder and chest, was once moment in 4:00.

Lars Arneson took 0.33, and, as with the ladies’s race, all the most sensible finishers ran higher than the outdated path file. That crew incorporated fourth-place finisher Max King as he too went sooner than his personal 4:11 path file from 2022.

Complete effects (when to be had).

Margaret River Ultramarathon – Wilyabrup, Australia

An enormous box of one,500 runners raced the 6th annual 80k race. The path is going point-to-point alongside the coast in western Australia.

Jayme Berman (Australia) and Petra Jerejian (Czech Republic) ran shut with 7:49 and seven:55 first- and second-place finishes, and Kirsten Buist (Australia) was once 0.33 in 8:12.

Jayme Bergman - 2023 Margaret River Ultramarathon - female winner

Jayme Bergman profitable the 2023 Margaret River Ultramarathon. Photograph: Astrid Volzke/Photos4Sale

Joshua Chugg (Australia) repeated as males’s champ, and broke his personal path file by way of 4 mins with a 6:36 end. Richard Schwalb (Australia) and Sjoerd Algera (The Netherlands, lives in Australia) had been a far off moment and 0.33 in 7:24 and seven:44.

Complete effects.

Joshua Chugg, the 2023 Margaret River Ultramarathon men's winner

Joshua Chugg, the 2023 Margaret River Ultramarathon males’s winner. Photograph: Astrid Volzke/Photos4Sale

Cocodona 250 Mile – Flagstaff, Arizona

Now not many races take hold of our fascination like this one. The purpose-to-point race went on a various trail from Black Canyon Town to Flagstaff. iRunFar previous lined the better race pleasure.

250 Mile


3rd a 12 months in the past, Sarah Ostaszewski received this 12 months’s race in 72:50. That’s about 11.5 hours sooner than in 2022. Her time seems to be the third-year match’s moment quickest end ever too, even though the classes have modified every 12 months.

Aliza Lapierre and Mika Thewes had been moment and 0.33 in 77:04 and 78:27, respectively.

Sarah Ostaszewski - 2023 Cocodona 250 Mile - photo 1

Sarah Ostaszewski, 2023 Cocodona 250 Mile champion (middle), at the side of her group. Photograph courtesy of Sarah Ostaszewski.


Michael McKnight received in 69:41. McKnight was once moment in 2022 in a 65-hour end.

Josh Perry did the journey in 70:57 and Michael Greer was once 0.33 in 72:47.

Michael McKnight - 2023 Cocodona 250 Mile - photo 1

Michael McKnight at a 2023 Cocodona 250 Mile support station with a few of his group. Photograph courtesy of Michael McKnight.

125 Mile

The development’s Sedona Canyons race went at the again part of the longer course. That took runners from Jerome, thru Sedona, to the typical end in Flagstaff. Rachel Buzzard and Jeff Browning received in 33:22 and 25:29, respectively.

Complete effects.

Further Races and Runs

Tillamook Burn Path Run – Bushes, Oregon

Lotti Brinks set a brand new 50-mile path file in 7:52, and males’s winner Mack Robertson was once slightly in entrance at 7:45. Complete effects.

Miwok 100k – Stinson Seashore, California

The long-lasting race went for 11,800 ft of achieve with perspectives of San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge, Mount Tamalpais, redwoods, and beach. The primary couple of hours of the race came about in gentle rain. Sarah Clark received the ladies’s race in 10:54, and Zachary Sonoga was once males’s winner in 9:26. Complete effects.

Salt Lake Foothills 50k – Salt Lake Town, Utah

Madison Armonda and Richard Wolferz received the inaugural match in 4:53 and four:28. Complete effects.

Collegiate Peaks Path Run – Buena Vista, Colorado

Melissa Tencza and Matthew Warriner received the two-lap 50-mile race simply east of the town in 9:49 and eight:13, and Georgia Porter and Brian Whitfield led the 25 miler in 3:20 and three:03. Complete effects.

Quad Rock 50 Mile – Castle Collins, Colorado

Anna Fisher and Ryan Sir Bernard Law had been the 50-mile race winners in 9:31 and seven:42. Sir Bernard Law identifies as non-binary however competed within the males’s department. Jenna Bensko and Ryan Gil took the 25-mile crowns in 4:17 and three:36. Complete effects.

Walking Jim 40 Mile – Wartrace, Tennessee

This 12 months’s race lacked the megastar energy of latest years, however Allison Mercer were given to moment total in 4:57, a time that ranks fourth-best ever. Mercer was once moment in 2022 when Camille Herron broke a longstanding path file. Males’s winner Dan Inexperienced completed in 4:18. Complete effects.

Grayson Highlands – Mouth of Wilson, Virginia

The Run Bum Excursions race occurs at Grayson Highlands State Park, a spot excellent recognized for its wild mini horses. Laura Matacia and Thomas Adam received the 50k race in 5:15 and four:21. Complete effects.

Rock the Ridge 50 Mile – New Paltz, New York

The technical upstate problem celebrated Lisa Schwartz and David Stawski as winners in 7:46 and seven:22. Complete effects.

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