Oww, oww, Rémi Bonnet did it!
Bonnet ran 2:00:20 to change into the quickest ever up 14,115-foot Pikes Peak.
The file occurred as a part of the 2023 Pikes Peak Ascent on September 16. The race began within the city of Manitou Springs, Colorado, and climbed 7,800 toes over a median 11% grade towards the excessive altitude end on the mountain summit. The ultimate three miles are all above treeline, and there was snow on the upper stretches this yr.
Within the girls’s race, Olympian Sophia Laukli continues to dominate girls’s mountain working, on this case working away from the remainder of the sphere to complete about 3.5 minutes forward of everybody else.
Learn on for the complete race story.
2023 Pikes Peak Ascent Males’s Race
Rémi Bonnet received final yr’s race in 2:07:02, and so his run this yr was considerably quicker than his former finest. The earlier finest was Matt Carpenter’s 2:01:06, run as a part of the roundtrip Pikes Peak Marathon race in 1993. Carpenter’s full Marathon time that yr was 3:16:39. That 1993 efficiency has been broadly thought to be one of many stoutest data in mountain working.
This yr’s race was a part of the Golden Path World Collection, and Bonnet earned a $3,000 first-place prize, however simply missed a $10,000 time bonus for going below two hours.
Bonnet has made his mark as an uphill ace in recent times and within the week main as much as the race, reset his personal quickest identified time on the Manitou Springs Incline, a mile-long, stair-stepped, 2,000-foot climb. This was his first race again after dropping from August’s Sierre-Zinal occasion in Switzerland.
Patrick Kipngeno (Kenya), the two-time World Mountain Operating Championships Uphill race winner, was second in 2:04:09, and that’s the third-best time ever up the mountain. Kipngeno trails solely Bonnet and Carpenter on the all-time charts.
High American Eli Hemming moved up one place from a yr in the past and was third in 2:07:40. Two-time Pikes Peak Marathon winner Seth Demoor added the Ascent as a part of a double and was fourth in 2:09:47.
4-time race winner Joseph Grey topped out in 2:11:19 for fifth.
2023 Pikes Peak Ascent Males’s Outcomes
- Rémi Bonnet (Switzerland) – 2:00:20
- Patrick Kipngeno (Kenya) – 2:04:09
- Eli Hemming – 2:07:40
- Seth Demoor – 2:09:47
- Joseph Grey – 2:11:19
- Roberto Delorenzi (Switzerland) – 2:11:20
- Daniel Osanz (Spain) – 2:12:34
- Brian Whitfield – 2:14:55
- Chad Corridor – 2:15:08
- Noah Williams – 2:15:16
- Meikael Beaudoin-Rousseau – 2:16:30
- Sam Hendry – 2:16:43
- Philemon Kiriago (Kenya) – 2:16:44
- Daniel Pattis (Italy) – 2:20:01
- Alex García Carillo (Spain) – 2:20:24
- Anthony Felber (France) – 2:22:11
- Darren Thomas – 2:22:37
- Eder Belmont (Mexico) – 2:22:37
- Juan Carlos Carera (Mexico) – 2:22:39
- Johen DeLeon – 2:23:12
2023 Pikes Peak Ascent Girls’s Race
No data fell within the girls’s race, however Sophia Laukli’s having a world-best yr. Already the Mont Blanc Marathon and Sierre-Zinal winner, Laukli picked up her third Golden Path World Collection win of the yr. Laukli pulled away within the final two miles and received in 2:35:54. She was third in final yr’s race in 2:34:30. A Nordic ski Olympian, Laukli is on the beginning checklist for subsequent weekend’s Mammoth Path Fest 26k, additionally a part of the Golden Path World Collection, in California, however earlier shared on the Sub Hub podcast that she is unlikely to begin that race.
Second-place Judith Wyder (Switzerland) summitted in 2:39:35, and Anna Gibson was a shock third-place finisher in 2:43:59.
Spanish runners Malen Osa and Sara Alonso had been fourth and fifth in 2:47:23 and a pair of:48:13, respectively.
2023 Pikes Peak Ascent Girls’s Outcomes
- Sophia Laukli – 2:35:54
- Judith Wyder (Switzerland) – 2:39:35
- Anna Gibson – 2:43:59
- Malen Osa (Spain) – 2:47:23
- Sara Alonso (Spain) – 2:48:13
- Júlia Font (Spain) – 2:49:06
- Alicia Vargo – 2:49.:16
- Elise Poncet (France) – 2:50:10
- Tabor Hemming – 2:50:30
- Sylvia Nordskar (Norway) – 2:51:38
- Hali Hafeman – 2:52:53
- Allie McLaughlin – 2:53:19
- Giselle Slotboom – 2:56:02
- Rachel Tomajczyk – 2:57:32
- Anna-Stiina Erkkilä (Finland) – 2:57:56
- Camilla Magliano (Italy) – 2:59:20
- Monica Mădălina Florea (Romania) – 3:00:07
- Lara Hamilton (Australia, lives within the U.S.) – 3:00:13
- Jessica Yeaton – 3:02:13
- Allie Ostrander – 3:04:47
(In 2023, Ostrander was suspended for 4 months after testing optimistic for canrenone, a metabolite of spironolactone, after it was decided that she mistakenly took the drug with out first acquiring a World Anti-Doping Company Therapeutic Use Exemption.)