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September 18, 2023 – iRunFar

This Week in Running Justin Mock TWIRAh geez, pals, there’s so much right here. We’ve were given the Pikes Top 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 host extra. Get comfortable!

Pikes Top Ascent – Manitou Springs, Colorado

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

Sophia Laukli received her 1/3 Golden Path Global Sequence race of the yr. She crowned out in 2:35:54, isolating from Judith Wyder (Switzerland) solely within the remaining two miles. Wyder used to be 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 Top Ascent champion. Photograph: Golden Path Sequence | Pikes Top Ascent | The Journey Bakery

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

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

Rémi Bonnet successful the 2023 Pikes Top Ascent and environment a brand new route document. Photograph: Golden Path Sequence | Pikes Top Ascent | The Journey Bakery

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

Complete effects.

Pikes Top Marathon – Manitou Springs, Colorado

Sunday’s Marathon used to be a roundtrip from the town to the 14,115-foot summit after which backtrack, and it used to be a complete 26.2 miles. Race winners each and every accrued a $2,000 first-place prize.


Kristina Mascarenas hit the highest in 2:56, seven mins higher than everybody else, and the skilled 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, striking 8th total, and cartwheeled around the end. Mascarenas received right here in 2022 and 2017 too.

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


The boys’s marathon used to be a showdown between the remaining two race winners. Jonathan Aziz received in 2022, and Seth DeMoor received in 2021 and 2020. DeMoor’s successful instances have been 4 mins sooner than Aziz’s, however DeMoor got here into this yr’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 used to be scorching on his heels solely 21 seconds again. DeMoor’s supreme descent from 2020 used to be over seven mins again of Aziz’s 2022 downhill regardless that, and that used to be the inform for the 2023 race.

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

DeMoor used to be moment in 3:51, and naturally used to be the weekend’s quickest doubler.

Mark Schenberger used to be 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 surprising quantity of prize cash. This yr there used to be 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 check that enormous 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 used to be lower than two mins, and solely after that did she begin to achieve separation. Dower completed first in 20:32 and Knecht used to be moment in 20:53. Dower used to be moment a yr in the past in 23:08, while this used to be Knecht’s first-ever 100 miler.

Karen Holland used to be 1/3 in 22:14, and earned $5,000.

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

Tara Dower on her option to successful the 2023 Run Rabbit Run 100 Mile. Photograph: Paul Nelson


The 2021 race winner Dave Stevens (Canada) used to be once more victorious.

Stevens fought off a problem from Jimmy Elam to win this yr’s race in 17:22. He received in 2021 in 18:01. Elam used to be with Stevens via midway, and solely gave up just a little 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 time with a third-place 18:43. Glick previous ran the Western States 100 and the Hardrock 100. His end used to be 21 mins higher than a yr 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. Photograph: Paul Nelson

The Rut Mountain Runs – Giant Sky, Montana

Tram building stored runners off the normal Lone Top prime level and runners as an alternative crowned out at the ridge with reference to the summit.

Vertical Okay

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

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

The highest 3 girls have been much more intently bunched. Danielle Marquette edged out Leah Lange and Katie Follett. Marquette used to be first in 45:50, Lange used to be moment in 46:07, and Follett took 1/3 in 46:39. Earlier than this transfer to the paths, in July, Follett raced within the 1,500-meter race at the United States Outside Monitor and Box Championships.


The 17.6-mile run won 7,800 ft 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 past due towards a three:01 end. Logan Greydanus and Davin Grapentine ran 3:08 and three:11, respectively, for moment and 1/3.


The lengthy route had 10,500 ft of elevation achieve. First-place finishers accrued $3,000 right here too.

Jennifer Lichter repeated as girls’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 boys’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 route, going up 800 meters. That’s 5.7 miles and a couple of,625 ft.

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

Lengthy Distance

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

Simone Raatz (Germany) led all the girls’s race and received in 2:45. She used to be 3 mins in entrance of everybody else.

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

The highest 3 girls on the 2023 Global Masters Mountain Working Championships Lengthy Distance (l-to-r): 2. Vera Bernardo, 1. Simone Raatz, and three. Dee Collins. Photograph: 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 festival.

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 couple of. Massimiliano Bernardi. Photograph: WMRA/Nancy Hobbs

Grigne Skymarathon – Pasturo, Italy

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

Hillary Gerardi (U.S., lives in France) repeated as girls’s winner, main during 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 option to successful the 2023 Grigne Skymarathon. Photograph: Brian Sharp

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

Complete effects.

Louison Coiffet - 2023 Grigne Skymarathon - men's winner

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

Wildstrubel via UTMB – Valais, Switzerland

The 70k (43 miles) went for 4,600 meters (15,091 ft) 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 yr’s Hardrock 100, used to be 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) used to be simply 5th at OCC, and he or she used to be 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 used to be Collé’s fourth win right here and he broke his personal route document 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 used to be a brand new route document. Complete effects.

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

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

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

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

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

The primary-ever blended 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 means into the Barkley Marathons with 9:44 and 9:13 successful instances 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 ft of elevation achieve throughout the steep San Juan Mountains, the development caters to people who can transfer successfully in that terrain. This yr’s tournament, the primary time the 50 miler used to be separated from the 100-mile tournament run in mid-July, served up an excellent fall day. Anita Ortiz received the ladies’s race forward of former route document holder Melissa Beaury, with a time of 17:21:58. Erik Sorenson took down the former males’s route document via 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. Photograph: Eszter Horanyi

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

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

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