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Would possibly 27, 2024 – iRunFar

This Week in Running Justin Mock TWIRIt’s Memorial Day within the U.S. and that quieted the race quantity just a little. Somewhere else although, we’ve were given the Golden Path Global Collection in Spain, the Skyrunner Global Collection in Mexico, and the UTMB Global Collection in South Africa, all amongst different racing.

Zegama Marathon – Zegama, Spain

After two new races in Asia, the Golden Path Global Collection got here house to Europe, and to the longtime Zegama-Aizkorri Marathon. iRunFar previous recapped the better race dynamics.


Past due within the race’s first part, Sylvia Nordskar (Norway) moved to the entrance and put time at the chase crew the remainder of the way in which. In spite of everything, Nordskar used to be over six mins higher than everybody else. It used to be a dominating efficiency in opposition to the world-class box. After Nordskar, slightly two mins separated the following 4 finishers.

Malen Osa (Spain) led the chase crew with a second-place 4:35 end, and Marta Martínez (Spain) used to be 3rd and likewise in 4:35, however 20 seconds in the back of.

Sylvia Nordskar - 2024 Zegama Marathon - first woman

Sylvia Nordskar on her technique to profitable the 2024 Zegama Marathon. Photograph: Zegama Marathon/Igor Quijano

The entire most sensible 10 used to be:

  1. Sylvia Nordskar (Norway) – 4:29:12
  2. Malen Osa (Spain) – 4:35:19
  3. Marta Martínez (Spain) – 4:35:39
  4. Theres Leboeuf (Switzerland) – 4:36:16
  5. Lide Urrestarazu (Spain) – 4:37:20
  6. Elisa Desco (Italy) – 4:40:28
  7. Daniela Oemus (Germany) – 4:41:21
  8. Rosa Lara (Spain) – 4:42:54
  9. Ida Robsahm (Norway) – 4:44:31
  10. Caitlin Fielder (New Zealand) – 4:46:02

[From 2010 to 2012, Elisa Desco served a two-year doping ban from the IAAF after she tested positive for EPO at the 2009 World Mountain Running Championships.]


Kilian Jornet (Spain, lives in Norway) gained for an implausible eleventh time, and it wasn’t in any respect shut. Jornet, now 36 years previous, used to be 8 mins higher than everybody else. It used to be his eleventh win in 12 begins on the race, and he used to be simplest two mins again from his personal path report.

As with the ladies’s race, the gang in the back of the frontrunner used to be a lot nearer. Lower than two mins separated the second- thru fifth-place finishers.

Golden Path Global Collection regulars Elhousine Elazzaoui (Morocco) and Bartłomiej Przedwojewski (Poland) had been the following best possible. Each completed in 3:46 and 38 seconds aside.

Kilian Jornet - 2024 Zegama Marathon - first man

Kilian Jornet, the king of the Zegama Marathon, gained once more in 2024. Photograph: Zegama Marathon/Igor Quijano

The entire males’s most sensible 10 used to be:

  1. Kilian Jornet (Spain, lives in Norway) – 3:38:07
  2. Elhousine Elazzaoui (Morocco) – 3:46:16
  3. Bartłomiej Przedwojewski (Poland) – 3:46:54
  4. Luca Del Pero (Italy) – 3:47:25
  5. Manuel Merillas (Spain) – 3:47:42
  6. Robert Pkemoi Matayango (Kenya) – 3:50:02
  7. Marcin Kubica (Poland) – 3:53:24
  8. Alain Santamaría (Spain) – 3:54:11
  9. Loïc Robert (France) – 3:55:52
  10. Léonard Mitrica (Romania) – 3:56:28

The following Golden Path Global Collection race is the June 30 Marathon du Mont-Blanc in France.

Complete effects.

Mexico Sky Problem – Orizaba, Mexico

The 5th Skyrunner Global Collection race used to be one in all simply two North American races this 12 months, along Canada’s Minotaur Skyrace on June 22. The Mexico mountain run used to be 35k with 3,200 meters of elevation acquire. That’s just a bit not up to a conventional marathon in distance, however with 10,500 ft of mountaineering.

Professional end occasions haven’t but hit the internet, however social media printed the rostrum finishers.

Karina Carsolio (Mexico) took the ladies’s crown forward of Kelly Wolf (U.S.) and Emma Prepare dinner-Clarke (Canada).

And for the lads, Abraham Hernandez of the host nation used to be the race winner. He’s a 1:04 part marathoner as just lately as November 2023. Miguel Perez (Mexico) used to be moment and Johnny Luna Lima (Brazil, lives in U.S.) used to be 3rd.

Complete effects (when to be had).

The following Skyrunner Global Collection race is subsequent weekend’s Hochkönig Skyrace in Austria.

Mountain Extremely Path by way of UTMB – George, South Africa

The 12 months’s simplest UTMB Global Collection match in South Africa introduced 2,000 runners to the Lawn Course Nationwide Park and wild Outeniqua Mountain Vary. The sphere used to be most commonly South African, with 95% of the race entrants coming from the host nation.

MUT Miler

The development’s longest distance totaled 23,963 ft of elevation acquire after 101 miles and had simply 54 starters. Maria Marincowitz (South Africa) and Douglas Pickard (South Africa) scored wins. Marincowitz gained the ladies’s race by way of slightly below part an hour in 32:15, whilst Pickard used to be over two hours higher than everybody else in 22:25.

MUT 100k

Natalia Mastrota (Italy) and Axel Sleebus (Belgium) completed the 61-mile direction and its just about 16,000 ft of mountaineering first in 13:29 and 11:48.

Natalia Mastrota - 2024 MUT 100k - first woman

Natalia Mastrota on her technique to profitable the 2024 MUT 100k. Photograph: UTMB

MUT 60

The race went for 36 miles with simply over 10,000 ft of mountaineering. Race winners Emily Djock (U.S.) and Andreas Lundegård (Sweden) completed in 7:17 and six:08, respectively.

MUT Marathon

Rebecca Kohne (South Africa) bested the ladies’s box in 4:52, and South African legend Ryan Sandes gained for the lads in 4:12.

Complete effects.

2024 MUT Marathon - Ryan Sandes - Start

The 2024 MUT Marathon getting underway with Ryan Sandes already out in entrance. Photograph: UTMB

Further Races and Runs

Leavenworth Path Competition – Leavenworth, Washington

Kelly MacDonald and Carter Shae earned victory over 55k in 6:39 and 5:14. Complete effects.

Nanny Goat 100 Mile – Riverside, California

A small crew used to be led by way of Melanie Boone and Alexis Magill in 22:26 and 20:07, respectively. The race had a number of fastened time contests too. Complete effects.

Crown of the Crest 100 Mile – Fremont, Nebraska

Stacey Buckley and Dayton Gown gained the ten x 10 mile race in 29:53 and 25:42. For Gown, it used to be a brand new path report at the path at Calvin Crest Camp. Complete effects (when to be had).

Sugar Badger 50/50 – Belleville, Wisconsin

The races run out and again at the Badger Path and Sugar River Path. Amelia Driscoll and Jonathon Noll gained the 50 miler in 7:24 and six:23, and Alexandra Sielaff and Aaron Fearing had been quickest over 50k in 4:56 and four:12. Complete effects.

Fools 50k – Peninsula, Ohio

The race moved to a 5k loop path on personal trails at Camp Manatoc, close to the Cuyahoga Valley Nationwide Park. It added new distances too. Linda Orr and John Fabianich McClay gained the 100k in 16:57 and 11:33, and Virginia Bibb-Golden and Mike Duma had been best possible to 50 miles in 11:05 and 9:14.  The race’s vintage 50k distance topped Angie Darbyson and Heath Goshorn as its winners in 5:09 and three:47. Complete effects.

Capital Yard Extremely – Lorton, Virginia

They may well be going for some time nonetheless at the 4.16-mile loop. On the time of this writing on Sunday night time, 4 runners had finished 39 laps totaling 162-plus miles. Levi YoderJennifer RussoJeremy Shantz, and Scott Snell had been all nonetheless working. Monitoring.

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