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August 2, 2021 – iRunFar

This Week in Running Justin Mock TWIRWow, that was an enormous weekend of racing! There was lots occurring, with many runners utilizing the multitude of occasions as preparation races for UTMB. We’re touring to Colorado and Oregon within the U.S., Austria, Romania, Sweden, and a variety of different locations to verify in on this week in racing. Let’s go!

Excessive Lonesome 100 Mile — Nathrop, Colorado


John Herrick handed Gabe Joyes with about 25 miles to go and carried on to win in 21:23. Joyes was second in 22:29. The instances rank second and fourth greatest within the race’s 4 years. Paul Terranova ran 23:39 for third.

John Herrick, 2021 High Lonesome 100 Mile

John Herrick, the lads’s winner of the 2021 Excessive Lonesome 100 Mile. Picture: Rick Mayo/Mile 90 Pictures


Salynda Heinl ran 25:06 to win the ladies’s race, main your complete method. She set a brand new course file, 22 minutes higher than the earlier greatest. Heinl is registered for September’s Run Rabbit Run 100 Mile, a race the place she positioned fifth in 2019.

Kaci Lickteig and 2019 winner Silke Koester had been second and third in 26:40 and 26:41, simply over a minute aside. Koester was comfortably in second for a lot of the race, however Lickteig made up a 24-minute hole within the final eight miles to maneuver in entrance. Based on Koester’s social media, their race got here right down to the ultimate 200 meters.

Full outcomes.

Salynda Heinl, 2021 High Lonesome 100 Mile

Salynda Heinl, the ladies’s champion, operating the 2021 Excessive Lonesome 100 Mile. Picture: Rick Mayo/Mile 90 Pictures

Kaci Lickteig at the 2021 High Lonesome 100 Mile

Kaci Lickteig on the 2021 Excessive Lonesome 100 Mile. Lickteig completed second lady. Picture: Kristi Mayo/Mile 90 Pictures

Fletta Path – Malonno, Italy

This 12 months marked the 58th Fletta Path race, and the weekend opened with the PizTri Vertical, which served because the Italian Vertical Okay championship.


Within the PizTri 3.5k uphill race, Henri Aymonod (Italy) gained for the third consecutive 12 months. He completed in 34:27, solely six seconds forward of Tiziano Moia (Italy).

A day later within the 21k race, 2016 race winner Petro Mamu (Eritrea) sprinted for the win forward of Geoffrey Ndungu (Kenya). The 2 completed two seconds aside in 1:26. Timothi Kirui (Kenya) was third in 1:27, simply lower than a minute again of the race winner. Aymonod, the Vertical Okay winner, was sixth in 1:30.

In 2017, Mamu failed two doping assessments, after each the World Mountain Working Championships and the World Lengthy Distance Mountain Working Championships. He was given a nine-month ban beginning in September of 2017 by the IAAF for testing constructive for fenoterol.


Within the uphill PizTri, 3.5km in size with 1,000 meters of vertical acquire, Andrea Mayr (Austria) needed to chase Joyce Njeru (Kenya) early, however by the point they topped out, it wasn’t shut. Mayr completed in 38:54 to Njeru’s 41:16. Erica Ghelfi was the primary Italian, ending fourth in 41:54.

Njeru upstaged Mayr within the longer race, operating 1:38 for the 21k to Mayr’s 1:40. Mayr pushed laborious on all the uphills and led till 18k, when Njeru descended faster. Francesca Ghelfi (Italy) was third in 1:42.

Every week away from the aggressive Sierre-Zinal race, previous winner Lucy Wambui Murigi (Kenya) was simply seventh right here.

Full outcomes.

Grossglockner Extremely Path – Weißsee Gletscherwelt, Austria

Grossglockner is normally a 110k journey across the high of Austria, however anticipated thunderstorms all through the day pushed the lengthy course course right down to 80k.


Daniel Jung (Italy) was method out in entrance, profitable the 80k in 8:52. He’s registered for TDS in only a few weeks. Gerald Fister and Christian Stern ran 9:10 and 9:29 for second and third, respectively.

Within the 57k race, Andreas Reiterer (Italy) acquired away from Hannes Namberger (Germany) and Jacob Herrmann (Austria) for a fast win in 5:22. His chasers adopted in 5:40 and 5:54.


Esther Felhofer gapped the sphere within the 80k, profitable in 11:13. Tatiana Mikitina and Ildiko Wermescher (Hungary) had been second and third in 11:31 and 12:03.

The ladies’s 57k was notably shut. Emmiliese Von Clemm (USA) edged Julia Kessler (Italy) and Rosanna Buchauer (Germany). The trio completed in 6:55, 6:58, and 6:58 with solely six seconds between second and third.

Full outcomes.

Extra Races

Elkhorn Crest 50 Mile – Sumpter, Oregon

Ryan Kaiser set a brand new course file at Alpine Working’s fifth Elkhorn Crest 50 Mile. Kaiser completed in 8:53, and he’s acquired September’s Wasatch Entrance 100 Mile up subsequent. Girls’s winner Allison Macsas was fifth general in 11:03. Each Matt Palilla and Megan Myers set new course information for the 50k race. The 2 winners completed in 4:29 and 5:32. The race director referred to as it a wild weekend of warmth and thunderstorms that led to a variety of drops.

Full outcomes.

2021 Elkhorn Crest 50 Mile

A runner making their method up a hill through the Elkhorn Crest 50 Mile. Picture: James Holk

2021 Elkhorn Crest 50 Mile

Runners climbing by way of the forest through the Elkhorn Crest 50 Mile. Picture: James Holk

Fjällmaraton – Vålådalen, Sweden

Fjällmaraton interprets to “mountain marathon,” however the occasion actually has 9 races over eight days and the marathon-distance race isn’t till subsequent weekend. A 27k with 1,050 meters of elevation acquire highlighted the opening weekend, and Kilian Jornet (Spain, residing in Norway) gained in 1:52. He was over three minutes forward of the second-place finisher. Ida Nilsson (Sweden) gained the ladies’s race in 2:11. She has gained the marathon-distance race right here 3 times. Full outcomes.

Bucovina Extremely Rocks – Câmpulung Moldovenesc, Romania

The Bucovina Extremely Rocks guarantees a tour of a distant a part of Romania throughout a number of race distances. Romanian runners took many of the high ending locations. Within the 180k (112 miles), Bálint Bartha and Rodica Bogdan gained the lads’s and ladies’s races in 29:39 and 41:49. Within the 110k (63 miles) Ioan Contiu and Martina Dvořáková (Czech Republic) gained in 17:10 and 20:39, and within the 88k, Robert Hajnal prepped for UTMB with a dominant 10:56 win, whereas Cristina Santurino topped the ladies’s race in 13:42. Full outcomes.

Trails des Lacs d’Orcières – Orcières, France

Many races proper now are simply prep for UTMB, CCC, and OCC, together with this one. That’s true for Nicolas Martin (France). Forward of racing this 12 months’s OCC, he gained the 24k right here in 2:12. Corinne Favre (France) gained the ladies’s group in 3:14. Full outcomes.

Cursa per Muntanya de Vistabella – Vistabella del Maestrazgo, Spain

Inside Penyagalosa Pure Park, Luis Alberto Hernando (Spain) snuck previous Adil Moussaoui to win a short-course race that was each a membership championship and a part of the Skyrunner Spain-Andorra sequence. Hernando ran 2:14, simply over a minute higher than his chaser. María Fuentes gained the ladies’s race in 2:50. Full outcomes.

Canadian Loss of life Race 125k – Grande Cache, Alberta

Alex Petrosky (Canada) raced by way of the Canadian Rockies in 13:28, profitable the Canadian Loss of life Race for the second time. Priscilla Forgie (Canada) gained the ladies’s race in 14:22. Full outcomes.

Resurrection Go 100 Mile – Cooper Touchdown, Alaska

Lara Zoeller was first lady on the Resurrection Go 100 Mile in Alaska. She completed in 23:49. Males’s greatest Tony Covarrubias completed in 25:53. Full outcomes (when accessible).

Tiger Peak 50k – Issaquah, Washington

Washington’s Tiger Peak 50k topped Keith Laverty and Audrey Lawrence as winners in 5:05 and 6:02. Full outcomes.

Tushars Mountain Runs – Eagle Level Ski Resort, Utah

Aravaipa Working’s Tushars Mountain Run 100k is excessive altitude, virtually all of it above 9,500 ft. Within the 100k, Shawn Smith and Laura Stamp gained in 12:36 and 15:55. Eli White and Leah Yingling led the 70k in 8:46 and 10:07. White’s time was a brand new course file. Full outcomes.

Ouray Endurance Runs – Ouray, Colorado

The Ouray 100 Mile (truly, 102.1 miles) has an unbelievable, perhaps ridiculous, 42,000 ft of elevation acquire. The 50-mile race (additionally a bit lengthy at 51.9 miles) has 23,600 ft of elevation acquire too, geez! Anthony Lee and Alyssa Clark gained the 100-mile journey in 31:52 and 37:21, respectively. The race paid $1,000 to the highest man and $1,250 to the highest lady. For the 50-mile distance, Graham Shalvoy gained for the lads in 14:28, and Monique Van Den Boogart for the ladies in 16:48. Full outcomes (when accessible).

Anthony Lee, 2021 Ouray 100 Winner

Anthony Lee, winner of the 2021 Ouray 100 Mile, stands together with his household. Picture: Chris Marcinek

Alyssa Clark, 2021 Ouray 100

Alyssa Clark, ladies’s winner of the 2021 Ouray 100 Mile, lays down after her race. Picture: Chris Marcinek

Pikes Peak Extremely 50 Mile – Colorado Springs, Colorado

Mad Moose Occasions’s Pikes Peak Extremely noticed Mark Marzen and Meghan Heneghan win the 50-mile race in 9:05 and 10:11. Full outcomes.

By no means Summer time 100k – Gould, Colorado

It’s been raining in Colorado, a lot in order that the native search-and-rescue group was on excessive alert for flash flooding. That meant runners traversed an alternate course and a few of the race’s iconic, large climbs had been minimize. The boys’s race was shut. Kyle Leto did simply sufficient to carry off a hard-charging Jack Daly. The pair ran 11:19 and 11:23. Addie Bracy was first lady in 11:53. Stephen Pretak and Rea Kolbl had been greatest within the 60k at 6:15 and seven:21. Full outcomes.

Energy of 4 50k – Aspen, Colorado

Jonathan Aziz, a 2:16 marathoner, gained the Energy of 4 50k in 5:21. The race positive aspects 9,000 ft of elevation whereas going over the peaks for 4 ski areas. Race locals and coaching companions Kristin Layne and Tara Richardson dueled within the ladies’s race, ending in 6:02 and 6:06. Timmy Parr and Lauren Warkentin gained the 25k in 1:49 and a couple of:23. Full outcomes.

Berry Picker Path Run – Vail, Colorado

Eli Hemming and Janelle Lincks gained the newest from the Vail Path Working Collection, ending the 4.6-mile uphill race in 40:44 and 46:02. Full outcomes.

Badger Path Races – Belleville, Wisconsin

The Ten Junk Miles Badger Path Races held six distances on the Badger State Path between Wisconsin and Illinois. Martin Erl went quick for the 100-mile win in 14:05, and Kim Bueno took dwelling the win within the ladies’s race at 23:44. Alexander Van Bormann and Colleen Jay gained the 100k in 9:27 and 9:54, and within the 50-mile race, Kaitlyn McDaniel was the ladies’s winner in 6:57. Patrick Klein gained the lads’s 50-mile race in 7:12. Full outcomes.

The Stevest 42 Mile – Harmony, North Carolina

Drew Coombes and Ashley Marques gained The Stevest 42-mile race in 7:33 and eight:17. Marques is a two-time winner. Full outcomes (when accessible).

Race Cancelations, Modifications

Extremely-Path World Tour

It might have been a part of the Extremely-Path World Tour, however the Whaler’s Nice Route Extremely-Path occasion within the Azores, Portugal was canceled.

Golden Path World Collection

Journey restrictions led the Golden Path World Collection to switch Scotland’s Ring of Steall race with France’s Skyrhune race this September. Equally, the ultimate race of the sequence was to be in Argentina, however now will probably be a specifically organized race within the Canary Islands of Spain in October.

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