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September 18, 2023 – iRunFar

This Week in Running Justin Mock TWIRAh geez, buddies, there’s lots right here. We’ve acquired the Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon, the Run Rabbit Run 100 Mile, The Rut 28k and 50k, the NACAC Mountain and Path Operating Championships, the Skyrunner World Sequence, and a bunch extra. Get cozy!

Pikes Peak Ascent – Manitou Springs, Colorado

iRunFar earlier shared outcomes from the 13.3-mile Pikes Peak Ascent, and in higher element. The race climbed 7,800 toes to complete on the 14,115-foot summit.

Sophia Laukli received her third Golden Path World Sequence race of the yr. She topped out in 2:35:54, separating from Judith Wyder (Switzerland) solely within the final two miles. Wyder was second in 2:39:35, and path upstart Anna Gibson impressed with a third-place 2:43:59.

Sophia Laukli - 2023 Pikes Peak Ascent champion 2

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

Rémi Bonnet (Switzerland) repeated as males’s winner, however did it seven minutes sooner than a yr in the past and have become the quickest individual ever up Pikes Peak. Bonnet’s 2:00:20 end beat Matt Carpenter’s longstanding 2:01:06 file. Carpenter ran his time in 1993 as a part of the Pikes Peak Marathon, then setting what’s been extensively thought to be an nearly unbeatable mountain working file — 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 successful the 2023 Pikes Peak Ascent and setting a brand new course file. Picture: Golden Path Sequence | Pikes Peak Ascent | The Journey Bakery

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

Full outcomes.

Pikes Peak Marathon – Manitou Springs, Colorado

Sunday’s Marathon was a roundtrip from city to the 14,115-foot summit after which again down, and it was a full 26.2 miles. Race winners every collected a $2,000 first-place prize.


Kristina Mascarenas hit the highest in 2:56, seven minutes higher than everybody else, and the knowledgeable downhiller wouldn’t be caught 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 eighth general, and cartwheeled throughout the end. Mascarenas received right here in 2022 and 2017 too.

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


The lads’s marathon was a showdown between the final two race winners. Jonathan Aziz received in 2022, and Seth DeMoor received in 2021 and 2020. DeMoor’s successful instances have been 4 minutes 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 led to the highest in 2:19, and DeMoor was sizzling on his heels solely 21 seconds again. DeMoor’s greatest descent from 2020 was over seven minutes again of Aziz’s 2022 downhill although, and that was the inform for the 2023 race.

Aziz outpaced his chaser on the way in which down and received this yr’s race in 3:43, three minutes slower than in 2022.

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

Mark Schenberger was third throughout the end in 4:08.

Full outcomes.

Run Rabbit Run 100 Mile – Steamboat Springs, Colorado

It’s the richest race in path working with an nearly surprising quantity of prize cash. This yr there was once more a $75,000 prize purse that despatched a whopping $15,000 to every of the 100-mile winners. However nonetheless, the race doesn’t draw a deep aggressive subject to match 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 was lower than two minutes, and solely after that did she begin to achieve separation. Dower completed first in 20:32 and Knecht was second in 20:53. Dower was second a yr in the past in 23:08, whereas this was Knecht’s first-ever 100 miler.

Karen Holland was third in 22:14, and earned $5,000.

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

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


The 2021 race winner Dave Stevens (Canada) was 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 was with Stevens by means of midway, and solely gave up just a little time within the second half 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 earlier ran the Western States 100 and the Hardrock 100. His end was 21 minutes higher than a yr in the past.

Full outcomes.

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 – Massive Sky, Montana

Tram development saved runners off the standard Lone Peak excessive level and runners as an alternative topped out on the ridge near 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 three ladies have been much more carefully bunched. Danielle Marquette edged out Leah Lange and Katie Follett. Marquette was first in 45:50, Lange was second in 46:07, and Follett took third in 46:39. Earlier than this transfer to the paths, in July, Follett raced within the 1,500-meter race on the USA Outside Observe and Subject Championships.


The 17.6-mile run gained 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 acquired on the rostrum with 3:37 and three:44 marks.

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


The lengthy course had 10,500 toes of elevation achieve. First-place finishers collected $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 second and third 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 second, 5:25 to five:28.

Full outcomes.

World Masters Mountain Operating Championships – Madeira, Portugal


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

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

Lengthy Distance

The occasion’s second race went for 32k (20 miles) and with 1,151 meters (3,776 toes) of elevation achieve. It climbed by means of the primary half, and the second half went downhill.

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

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

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

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

Full outcomes.

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

The highest three males on the 2023 World Masters Mountain Operating 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 World Sequence race was pushed again from Saturday to Sunday due to dangerous climate. The 42k race went throughout two peaks of the Grigne Massif with ridge crossings, chains, fastened rope sections, and elements that required a helmet.

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

Hillary Gerardi - 2023 Grigne SkyMarathon - women's winner

Hillary Gerardi on her approach to successful the 2023 Grigne Skymarathon. Picture: Brian Sharp

The lads’s race noticed a number of lead modifications and Louison Coiffet (France) upset Manuel Merillas (Spain) for the win. Coiffet was over a minute in entrance in 4:54 to Merillas’s 4:55 end. Cristian Minoggio (Italy) was third in 5:00.

Full outcomes.

Louison Coiffet - 2023 Grigne Skymarathon - men's winner

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

Wildstrubel by 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 yr’s Hardrock 100, was solely 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 simply fifth at OCC, and he or she was again to racing right here within the 50k. She received in 6:05, and males’s chief Benedikt Hoffman (Germany) received in 4:58.

Full outcomes.

Extra Races and Runs

Le Grand Path Serre-Ponçon – Embrun, France

Camille Bruyas (France) acquired again to racing and received the 49k in 5:57. Males’s winner Sacha Duinat (France) completed in 5:31. Full outcomes.

Tor des Géants – Courmayeur, Italy

The large journey stretched 330 kilometers (205 miles). Emma Stuart (U.Okay.) and Franco Collé (Italy) received in 82:21 and 66:39. It was Collé’s fourth win right here and he broke his personal course file 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 a brand new course file. Full outcomes.

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 America Central America Caribbean Mountain and Path Operating Championships – Saskatchewan, Canada

The primary-ever mixed North America Central America Caribbean (NACAC) Mountain and Path Operating 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 4:11. Full outcomes.

Mountain Lakes 100 Mile – Ollalie Lake, Oregon

Race winners Christine Mosley and Colin Macfarlane completed in 20:30 and 18:49. Full outcomes.

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. Full outcomes.

Barkley Fall Traditional 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 occasion. Full outcomes.

Georgia Jewel 100 Mile – Dalton, Georgia

Laura Dukes and Alex Dedels saved the victories in state. The 2 winners completed in 25:54 and 19:30. Full outcomes.

Ouray 50 Mile – Ouray, Colorado

With greater than 23,000 toes of elevation achieve by means of the steep San Juan Mountains, the occasion caters to those that can transfer effectively in that terrain. This yr’s occasion, the primary time the 50 miler was separated from the 100-mile occasion run in mid-July, served up an ideal fall day. Anita Ortiz received the ladies’s race forward of former course file holder Melissa Beaury, with a time of 17:21:58. Erik Sorenson took down the earlier males’s course file by 80 minutes with a time of 12:32:04. Full outcomes (when out there.)

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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