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February 5, 2024 – iRunFar

This Week in Running Justin Mock TWIREveryone has a special path, however we attempt to acquire all of them!

There was the highway to Paris on the U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon, the bike paths of the Jed Smith Ultras, and the paths at Elephant Mountain among the many week’s highlights.

U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon – Orlando, Florida


Marathon debutante Fiona O’Keefe made a daring transfer to the lead within the race’s seventeenth mile and scored an upset win in 2:22:10. The time was a brand new occasion file. American marathon record-holder Emily Sisson chased to second in 2:22:42, and Dakotah Lindwurm beat the chase group to 3rd in 2:25:31.

Among the many occasional, perhaps even rare, path runners and ultrarunners, we noticed a number of finishers:

  • Des Linden nonetheless holds the ladies’s 50k world file for a blended gender race, from her 2021 2:59:54 effort. She completed in 2:28:04 for eleventh place right here.
  • The 2023 Mount Washington Highway Race runner-up Marybeth Chelanga was twenty third in 2:33:33.
  • Peyton Thomas ran 2:36:56 because the forty first finisher. She was third on the 2022 Pikes Peak Marathon.
  • Tenth on the 2021 Leadville 100 Mile, Flannery Davis Love ran 2:41:09 and completed seventy fifth.


Coaching mates Conner Mantz and Clayton Younger broke freed from everybody else after 23 miles and completed in a close to tie. Mantz gained in 2:09:05 after Younger stepped again on the line. Younger was clocked at 2:09:06 for second. Leonard Korir charged late to maneuver into third within the ultimate mile. He completed in 2:09:57.

After that, there have been quite a few runners with unfastened ties to path working and ultrarunning.

  • The 50k world file holder CJ Albertson moved up late to complete fifth in 2:10:07, a brand new private finest.
  • Two-time Pikes Peak Marathon winner Jonathan Aziz was thirty eighth in 2:17:50.
  • Previous U.S. mountain working staff member David Fuentes got here by in 2:21:37 for 74th.
  • Tyler McCandless had a path season in 2022, and he ran 2:23:57 for 104th place right here.
  • The 2019 USATF 50k Highway Nationwide Championships winner Zachary Ornelas was one hundred and fifth in 2:24:08.
  • The 2015 IAU 50k World Championships participant Jesse Davis was 108th in 2:24:17.
  • The 2017 USATF 50k Highway Nationwide Championships winner Tyler Jermann completed in 2:26:01 for 122nd.
  • Utah path runner Travis Morrison ran 2:28:06 because the A hundred and thirtieth-place finisher.
  • The 2023 Silver State 50 Mile winner Adam Sjolund completed in 2:33:57 and 144th place.
  • The 2023 Mount Washington Highway Race runner-up Sam Chelanga dropped earlier than ending.
  • The 50-mile world file holder Charlie Lawrence dropped simply after midway too.

Full outcomes.

Further Races and Runs

Golden Gate Winter 50k – Rodeo Seaside, California

Jennie Nicholson and Cameron Braaten gained the 50k race in 5:20 and 5:11. Full outcomes.

Jed Smith Ultras – Sacramento, California

It was the race’s forty sixth yr and it was once more a spot for some actually quick runs. Alexandra Tinsley gained the 50-mile race in 7:56 and William Mertens, age 57, introduced some lightning with a 5:48:51 time. That’s 6:59 minutes per mile. If this American Path Working Affiliation information listing is updated, then Mertens effort is a males’s 55-59 age group American file. Can anybody weigh in? Thia Angelo and Karl Schnaitter gained the 50k in 3:46 and three:32. Full outcomes.

Elephant Mountain – Cave Creek, Arizona

Aravaipa Working dropped in on the Cave Creek Regional Park throughout some wet climate for the Elephant Mountain group of races. Within the 50 miler, Bailey Lange and Cordis Corridor had been tops in 10:40 and seven:44, and within the 50k Kelly Cockrell and Joe Corcione had been champs in 5:46 and 4:36. Full outcomes.

Working Up For Air Grandeur Peak – Salt Lake Metropolis, Utah

The charity run route totaled 2,600 toes of elevation acquire on 5.8-mile laps. People compete in six-hour, 12-hour, and 24-hour divisions to rack up laps to the highest of the height and again. Kelly Halpin and Jared Campbell totaled 12 laps over 24 hours, Codie Muthi and Mike Cappi did six and eight roundtrips in 12 hours, and Leah Yingling and Zachary Garner gained the six-hour occasion with 4 and 5 laps, respectively. Full outcomes.

Arrowhead 135 Mile – Worldwide Falls, Minnesota

The deep winter run goes throughout far northern Minnesota by ski, bike, and foot. The race concluded on January 31, and on foot, Emily Kratz and Alan Chapman gained in 43:17 and 34:42, respectively. Full outcomes.

John Dick Memorial 50k – Dousman, Wisconsin

Katie Wanish and Evan Wetzel gained the journey by Kettle Moraine State Forest in 4:12 and 4:04. Full outcomes.

2024 John Dick Memorial 50k - start

The beginning of the 2024 John Dick Memorial 50k. Photograph: Jeff Weiss

Katie Wanish - 2024 John Dick Memorial 50k - women's winner

Katie Wanish, the 2024 John Dick Memorial 50k ladies’s winner. Photograph: Jeff Weiss

Evan Wetzel - 2024 John Dick Memorial 50k - men's winner

Evan Wetzel (proper), the 2024 John Dick Memorial 50k males’s winner. Photograph: Jeff Weiss

Rocky Raccoon – Huntsville, Texas

On the five-lap Huntsville State Park course, Lindsey Dwyer gained the 100-mile run in 18:55, and males’s chief Terry Palmer dipped below 17 hours at 16:57. And within the 100k, Jessica Victor completed first in 10:44 and males’s winner Isaac Sanderson clocked a ten:50 end. Full outcomes.

Uwharrie Mountain Run 40 Mile – Ophir, North Carolina

The race marked its thirty third yr, and did it with Grace McDermott and Max Tiemann atop the 40-mile podium in 8:02 and 5:56. The 20-mile winners Christina Norris and Benjamin Godfrey gained in 3:04 and a couple of:41. Full outcomes.

Max Tiemann - 2024 Uwharrie Mountain Run 40 Mile - men's winner

Max Tiemann (middle), the 2024 Uwharrie Mountain Run 40 Mile males’s winner, with race administrators Kim Chapman and Jason Web page of Bull Metropolis Working Co. Photograph: Uwharrie Mountain Run

2024 USATF Mountain, Extremely, Path Championships

One other championships calendar is out, and the primary occasion is arising in two weeks.

  • February 16 – Jackpot Ultrarunning Pageant (Nevada) – 100 Mile Highway Nationwide Championships
  • March 10 – Caumsett 50k (New York) – 50k Highway Nationwide Championships
  • April 20 – Mad Metropolis 100k (Wisconsin) – 100k Highway Nationwide Championships
  • July 7 – Loon Mountain Race (New Hampshire) – Vertical Mountain Working Nationwide Championships
  • July 13 – Cirque Sequence Snowbird (Utah) – Mountain Working Nationwide Championships
  • August 17 – Tamalpa Headlands 50k (California) – 50k Path Nationwide Championships
  • September 28 – Birkie Path Run Pageant (Wisconsin) – Marathon Path Nationwide Championships
  • October 27 – Tussey Mountain Again 50 Mile (Pennsylvania) – 50 Mile Highway Nationwide Championships
  • November 2 – Moab Path Half Marathon (Utah) – Half Marathon Path Nationwide Championships
  • November 16 – Grime Circus (Arkansas) – 10k Path Nationwide Championships
  • November 23 – Fats Ox (Arizona) – 24 Hour Nationwide Championships

Subsequent Weekend – Black Canyon 100k – Mayer, Arizona

The Black Canyon 100k in Arizona is arising subsequent weekend, and it’s the yr’s first huge, actually aggressive race. It’s each a Western States 100 Golden Ticket race and a World Path Majors collection race. Listed below are a few of the high entrants.


  • Shea Aquilano – 1st 2024 Coldwater Rumble 60k
  • Allison Baca – sixth 2023 Path World Championships 80k
  • Lucy Bartholomew (Australia) – 2nd 2023 Extremely-Path Australia by UTMB 100k
  • Sarah Biehl – 1st 2022 JFK 50 Mile
  • Cat Bradley – 1st 2021 Javelina 100k
  • Riley Brady – third 2023 Javelina Jundred
  • Tara Dower – 1st 2023 Run Rabbit Run 100 Mile
  • Rachel Drake – 4th 2023 Kodiak by UTMB 50k
  • Kathryn Drew (Canada) – sixth 2022 Javelina 100 Mile
  • Anna Mae Flynn – seventh 2022 Canyons by UTMB 100k
  • Anna Kacius – 1st 2023 Javelina 100k
  • Marci Klimek – 1st 2023 Waldo 100k
  • Rachel Lemcke – 4th 2023 Grindstone by UTMB 100k
  • Heather Jackson – 1st 2023 Javelina 100 Mile
  • Anne-Marie Madden (Canada) – third 2022 Black Canyon 100k
  • Jacquie Mannhard – 1st 2023 Leadville 100 Mile
  • Katherine Quick – 1st 2023 Method Too Cool 50k
  • EmKay Sullivan – 1st 2023 Mammoth Trailfest 50k
  • Rachel Tomajczyk – 1st 2023 Austin Rattle Run 50k
  • Arden Younger (Canada) – 1st 2023 Quad Dipsea

Riley Brady identifies as non-binary, however competes within the ladies’s race.


  • Andrew Bumbalough – 2:10 at 2019 Chicago Marathon
  • Makai Clemons – 1st 2023 San Diego 100 Mile
  • Rod Farvard – 1st 2023 Kodiak by UTMB 100k
  • Justin Grunewald – third 2023 Grindstone by UTMB 100k
  • Mark Hammond – 1st 2023 IMTUF 100 Mile
  • Hayden Hawks – 1st 2023 Canyons by UTMB 50k
  • Jared Hazen – sixth 2023 Speedgoat by UTMB 50k
  • Craig Hunt – 2nd 2023 American River 50 Mile
  • Stephen Kersh – ninth 2023 Black Canyon 100k
  • David Laney – 4th 2023 Canyons by UTMB 100k
  • Eric LiPuma – seventh 2023 Path World Championships 80k
  • Adam Merry – 1st 2023 Chuckanut 50k
  • Ryan Miller – 1st 2023 Kauai 50 Mile
  • Ryan Montgomery – third 2023 Javelina Jundred
  • Cal Neff (Canada) – 2nd 2023 JFK 50 Mile
  • Rajpaul Pannu – 2nd 2023 Tunnel Hill 50 Mile
  • Luke Paulson – 2nd 2023 Leadville 100 Mile
  • Bobby Peavey – 1st 2023 Quad Rock 50 Mile
  • Jon Rea – 1st 2023 Javelina 100 Mile
  • Matt Seidel – 4th 2023 Canyons by UTMB 50k
  • Jeffrey Stern – 1st 2024 Mountain Mist 50k
  • Tim Tollefson – eighth 2023 Transvulcania Ultramarathon
  • Hans Troyer – 1st 2024 Bandera 100k
  • Cole Watson – ninth 2023 Western States 100

Ryan Montgomery identifies as non-binary, however competes within the males’s race.

Full entrant listing.

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