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August 21, 2023 – iRunFar

This Week in Running Justin Mock TWIRBackcountry, Headlands, and Mid Mountain, this weekend’s races lined some geography.

And we’re overlaying these races, the Leadville 100 Mile, and a number of other others too. Completely satisfied Monday, let’s dig in.

Leadville 100 Mile – Leadville, Colorado

It’s been a yr of milestone anniversaries and for the Leadville 100 Mile, it was yr 40. The longtime “Race Throughout the Sky” went out and again from downtown Leadville, elevation 10,200 ft, to the Winfield ghost city and again. The double crossing of 12,600-foot Hope Move, and climbs up Powerline and Sugarloaf, totaled 15,744 ft of elevation achieve.


Jacqui Mannhard moved into the ladies’s lead after the second checkpoint, close to mile 24, and led for the subsequent 76 miles. She completed first in 21:24. She was almost two hours higher than everybody else. Mannhard was seventh at 2021’s Run Rabbit Run 100 Mile.

Jacquie Mannhard - 2023 Leadville 100 Mile women's winner

Jacquie Mannhard celebrates profitable the 2023 Leadville 100 Mile. Photograph: Life Time

The subsequent 4 girls all completed beneath 24 hours too. Lucie Hanes got here in second at 23:16, and Madeline Wighardt was third in 23:32. Wighardt, simply 22 years previous, moved up significantly all through the race. She was way back to thirtieth at mile 12 and nonetheless solely sixth at mile 88 earlier than getting onto the rostrum.

The total high 10 was:

1 – Jacquie Mannhard – 21:24
2 – Lucie Hanes – 23:16
3 – Madeline Wighardt (Canada) – 23:32
4 – Colleen Noonan – 23:33
5 – Carrie Stafford – 23:48
6 – Kate LeVasseur – 24:10
7 – Summer season Frazier – 24:39
8 – Emma Wooden – 24:50
9 – Cecelia Williams – 25:40
10 – Kristina Chang – 25:49

Devon Yanko, the race’s 2017 winner, dropped early on with damage.


JP Giblin was second to midway, seven minutes behind race chief Matthew Vira. Vira didn’t go any additional and dropped from the race, and Giblin led the return journey again to Leadville. He completed first in 17:07 and was over an hour sooner than his personal 2022 runner-up 18:07 end. Giblin was 18th on the Western States 100 earlier this summer time too.

JP Giblin - 2023 Leadville 100 Mile men's winner

JP Giblin, the 2023 Leadville 100 Mile males’s winner. Photograph: Life Time

Second- and third-place Luke Paulson and Scott Traer got here in beneath 18 hours too at 17:47 and 17:54. This would possibly’ve been Paulson’s 100-mile debut, whereas Traer was fifteenth on the Western States 100 again in June.

The entire high 10 was:

1 – JP Giblin – 17:07
2 – Luke Paulson – 17:47
3 – Scott Traer – 17:54
4 – Ry Webb (U.Ok.) – 18:38
5 – Patrick Cade – 19:34
6 – Paul Terranova – 19:43
7 – Corey Kallembach – 19:53
8 – Reid Burrows (Canada) – 20:12
9 – Daniel Metzger – 20:31
10 – Sean Bowman – 20:40

It was difficult day for a lot of that had been anticipated to problem on the entrance. Mario Mendoza was twelfth in 20:58. Rob Krar, who received the race in 2018 and 2014, dropped at midway. Tyler Andrews, fourth in 2022, and Matt Flaherty, runner-up in 2021, each dropped close to mile 40.

Full outcomes.

Ultravasan 90k – Sälen, Sweden


Ida Nilsson (Sweden) took a incorrect flip early, following a bunch of about 13 main males down a incorrect path. The group collectively ran an additional 4 kilometers. It wasn’t till 15k to go that Nilsson gained the lead, however Sophia Sundberg (Sweden) barely ceded any floor. Nilsson completed first in 7:23 and Sundberg was second in 7:25. Simply over two minutes separated the pair. The race was Nilsson’s final tune-up earlier than the CCC.

Malin Barrulf (Sweden) was third in 7:31.


It took a sub-7-hour run to get on the boys’s podium. Olle Meijer (Sweden) did it for the house nation in 6:46. Andzej Piotrowski (Poland) and Elov Olsson (Sweden) had been second and third in 6:35 and 6:58.

Full outcomes.

Further Races and Runs

Squamish 50/50 – Squamish, British Columbia, Canada

The race popularly has 50-mile and 50k races throughout back-to-back days throughout the weekend. Emilie Mann (Canada) and race native Karl Augsten (Canada) received Saturday’s 50 miler in 8:38 and seven:14, and Robyn Mildren (USA) and Brandon Gardiner received the 50k in 5:30 and 4:45. Full outcomes.

Emilie Mann - 2023 Squamish 50 Mile women's winner

Emilie Mann, the 2023 Squamish 50 Mile girls’s winner. Photograph: Scott Robarts

Karl Augsten - 2023 Squamish 50 Mile men's winner

Karl Augsten, the 2023 Squamish 50 Mile males’s winner. Photograph: Scott Robarts

Backcountry Rise Path Run – Toutle, Washington

Hannah Erdy and Evan Moreau led the 50 miler in 11:07 and 9:20, and Abbigale Forsman and Talon Hull received the 50k in 5:58 and 4:33. Hull’s mark was a brand new course file. Full outcomes.

Tamalpa Headlands 50k – Muir Seashore, California

The revived occasion awarded a $3,500 prize purse with $1,000 to every of its winners. The highest-four girls received in beneath 5 hours, however Jennifer Schmidt was a runaway winner out entrance in 4:22. Sarah Biehl edged out Sylvie Abel for second, 4:40 to 4:43. Within the males’s race, Preston Cates and Paddy O’Leary (Eire, lives in USA) dueled to three:55 and three:56 finishes, simply over a minute aside, and Drew Macomber received on the rostrum in third at 4:08. Full outcomes.

Bulldog 50k – Calabasas, California

Rosa Kwak and Scott Munson ripped by way of the course in 4:39 and 4:00 to complete first. Full outcomes.

Rosa Kwak - 2023 Bulldog 50k female winner

Rosa Kwak on the best way to profitable her extremely debut on the 2023 Bulldog 50k. Photograph: Noah Klabin

Scott Munson - 2023 Bulldog 50k men's winner

Scott Munson on his method to profitable the 2023 Bulldog 50k. Photograph: Noah Klabin

Lean Horse 100 Mile – Custer, South Dakota

The race is held on the Mickelson Path by way of the Black Hills. Race winners Sarah Graves and Austin Baade completed in 21:38 and 18:34. Full outcomes.

Mid Mountain 50k – Park Metropolis, Utah

Leah Lange and Spencer Strohm had been victorious in 5:16 and 4:12. Full outcomes.

Leah Lange - 2023 Mid Mountain 50k women's winner

Leah Lange on her method to profitable the 2023 Mid Mountain 50k. Photograph: SLRC Occasions

Spencer Strohm - 2023 Mid Mountain 50k men's winner

Spencer Strohm, the 2023 Mid Mountain 50k males’s winner. Photograph: SLRC Occasions

Cirque Collection – Alta, Utah

The yr’s fourth sequence race went 7.1 miles and with 2,545 ft of elevation achieve. As with all Cirque Collection races, the winners took house $1,000. Lower than three minutes separated the first-three girls. Giselle Slotboom completed in 1:03, 48 seconds sooner than second-place Janelle Lincks. Third-place Megan Drake chased to the road in 1:06. Collection regulars Christian Allen and David Norris had been once more on the entrance of the boys’s race, and Allen was once more first. He broke the tape in 52:54, virtually two minutes higher than Norris and his 54:53 end. Sam Hendry was third in 55:17. Full outcomes.

Cloudcroft Extremely 53k – Cloudcroft, New Mexico

Sophia Torres set a brand new course file in 6:30, and Josh Torres received the boys’s race in 5:14. Full outcomes.

Marquette Path 50 – Marquette, Michigan

The race was manner up on Michigan’s Higher Peninsula. Elaine Sheikh and Charles Hornburg had been greatest over 50 miles in 9:26 and 9:08, and 50k champs Gretchen Metsa and Nick Arndt ran 5:05 and 4:12, respectively. Full outcomes.

Jigger Johnson Ultras – Waterville Valley, New Hampshire

I needed to look it up. Wikipedia experiences that Jigger Johnson “was a legendary logging foreman, trapper, and hearth warden.” His actual title was Albert Lewis Johnson and he additionally glided by nicknames of Wildcat Johnson, Jigger Jones, or The Jigger. And his namesake races should’ve been tremendous difficult. The 100 miler gained 32,000 ft of elevation, the 100k was good for 20,000 ft, and the 50 miler went for 17,000 ft. The 100-mile champs Lee Conner and Justin Kousky ran 52:13 and 31:06. The 100k winners Mark Younger and Adeline Casali completed in 17:35 and 27:32. And 50-mile leaders Claudine Soucie and Ryan Grimaldi got here again in 16:56 and 17:50, respectively. Full outcomes.

Twisted Department Path Run – Finger Lakes, New York

Danielle Snyder and Benjamin Linne received the point-to-point 100k run in 13:36 and 10:36. Full outcomes.

Fahnestock Races – Chilly Spring, New York

The inaugural occasion was held in its namesake state park within the Hudson Valley. Operating on a 50k route with 5,000 ft of elevation achieve, Shannon Capps and Richard Chmielecki had been race winners in 5:50 and 6:11. Full outcomes.

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