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April 1, 2024 – iRunFar

This Week in Running Justin Mock TWIRBlairsville, Belgrade, and the Buffalo Run are among the many week’s hotspots. We’ve acquired path operating, ultrarunning, and some different bits and items of the final week in operating served up contemporary this Monday. And, after all, completely satisfied April Fools’ Day, to those that have a good time!

Georgia Loss of life Race – Blairsville, Georgia

The Run Bum Excursions race goes 74 miles level to level towards a end at Amicalola Falls State Park. It’s a difficult course and on prime of that, runners should carry a railroad spike and drop it right into a coffin on the end.


Shannon Wheeler DeBoef was an enormous winner within the girls’s race at 16:50. Wheeler DeBoef is a prolific racer within the U.S. Southeast and was fourth right here again in 2020.

Second- and third-place Flavie Dokken and Sally Bray completed in 17:48 and 17:52.

Shannon Wheeler DeBoef - 2024 Georgia Death Race - 1st woman

Shannon Wheeler DeBoef throwing a nail within the coffin to win the 2024 Georgia Loss of life Race. Photograph: Nick Morgan


Brendan Connell appeared loss of life within the eye, after which ran 13:25. That was over an hour higher than everybody else. Connell gained final 12 months’s Arkansas Traveller 100 Mile too.

Lukas Burrer (Germany) was second in 14:40, and Tanner Honan dipped beneath the 15-hour mark with a 14:56 third-place end.

Full outcomes.

Brendan Connell - 2024 Georgia Death Race - 1st man

Brendan Connell on his technique to successful the 2024 Georgia Loss of life Race. Photograph: Nick Morgan

Antelope Island Buffalo Run – Syracuse, Utah

The Friday to Saturday occasion occurred on Antelope Island, the largest of 10 islands contained in the Nice Salt Lake. The island is finest recognized for its herd of some 550 to 700 buffalo.

100 Mile

Hollie Pierce led the ladies in 26:27, and Leslie Cross and Ashley Forshey got here subsequent in 27:00 and 27:37, respectively.

Males’s winner Luke Metzger completed the two-loop course in 18:24. Second-place Justin Alpaugh ran 18:44 and Karl Meltzer was third in 19:10. Meltzer’s march to 1 hundred 100-mile finishes continues. This was #83. His 14:34 course file from 2013 nonetheless stands right here, too.

50 Mile

The highest three, however solely the highest three, dipped beneath 9 hours within the girls’s race. Maria Johnstone was victorious in 8:33, lower than two minutes higher than second-place Rhandi Orme and her 8:35 run. Stacey Armijo was third in 8:58.

Bear 100 Mile course-record holder Zack Garner led everybody in 6:30. Anthony Jacobs was second in 6:42 and Singletrack podcast ace Finn Melanson was third in 7:03.


It took a sub-5 hour run to get on the ladies’s 50k podium. Alexis Crellin was out entrance in 4:38, and Marie Younger and Brooke Bullington adopted in 4:45 and 4:55.

He’s risen! Adam Peterman’s on the comeback path. Peterman missed all of 2023 with damage and got here again sturdy with a 3:27 win and course file. Second-place Devin Pancake waffled just a bit off the lead tempo towards a 3:41 end. A former Utah State runner, Pancake was in his first go on the 50k distance. He seems to carry a 4:00:36 mile finest relationship to 2022. Loren Davis was third in 4:16.

Full outcomes.

Extra Races and Runs

World Athletics Cross Nation Championships – Belgrade, Serbia

The occasion occurred on a flat course alongside the Danube River, spiced up with obstacles like hay bales and a mud pit. Pre-race temperatures had been forecast to achieve an unseasonably heat 81 levels Fahrenheit. Each the ladies and men raced a 10-kilometer course, and a pair path runners and ultrarunners had been amongst the sector.

Kenya’s Beatrice Chebet gained the ladies’s open race in 31:05, besting fellow countrywomen Lilian Kasait Rengeruk and Margaret Chelimo Kipkemboi by all of three and 4 seconds respectively! Certainly, Kenyan girls swept the primary 5 positions from cross-country perfection. Allie Ostrander (U.S.) was thirtieth, second American, in 34:11. (In 2023, Ostrander was suspended for 4 months after testing constructive 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.)

2024 World Athletics World Cross Country Championships - Womens U20

What future path operating star could be pictured right here firstly of the ladies’s beneath 20 race on the 2024 World Athletics World Cross Nation Championships? Photograph: Adam Nurkiewicz for World Athletics

The open males’s race noticed a mixture of East African international locations on the rostrum with Jacob Kiplimo of Uganda successful in 28:09, forward of Berihu Aregawi of Ethiopia and Benson Kiplangat of Kenya, who missed the win by all of three and 5 seconds every. The 2023 Speedgoat by UTMB 50k winner Christian Allen (U.S.) was thirty seventh in 29:54 and 2023 Western States 100 winner Tom Evans (U.Ok.) stepped down in distance for a Forty ninth-place end in 30:16.

Full outcomes.

2024 World Athletics World Cross Country Championships - mens race - feature

Photograph: Adam Nurkiewicz for World Athletics

Verticale Group Salomon – Corte, France

The Salomon crew dropped into Corsica as a part of their crew camp and had an uphill race. Sophia Laukli (U.S.) and Thibaut Baronian (France) had been the primary up in 47:09 and 40:29. Full outcomes.

Sydney Path Marathon – Fort Hill, Australia

The race occurred on trails contained in the Bidjigal Reserve. Race victors Stephanie Auston and Luke Jeffrey completed the observe in 3:41 and three:24, respectively. Full outcomes.

Stanford Invite – Palo Alto, California

Path sophomore Anna Gibson ran 16:09 for a Seventeenth-place end within the meet’s quickest 5,000-meter warmth. Full outcomes.

Redwood Path Spring 50k – Oakland, California

Race winners Kimberly Neely and Cliff Lentz ran 4:35 and 4:29, respectively. Full outcomes.

Rattlesnake Dick 50k – Cool, California

The primary-year race celebrated the reminiscence of outlaw Richard Barter (aka Rattlesnake Dick). Hailey Chiasson and Cole Watson gained in 6:27 and 4:04. Full outcomes.

Chicago Lakefront 50k – Chicago, Illinois

Having gained the race earlier than, Rachel Burke and Nolan McKenna ran alongside Lake Michigan in 4:04 and a couple of:58 to win the springtime version. McKenna was simply over a minute off a course file that’s stood since 2001 and solely the second individual to interrupt 3 hours on the course. Full outcomes.

Rachel Burke - 2024 Chicago Lakefront 50k - womens winner

Rachel Burke successful the 2024 Chicago Lakefront 50k. Photograph: Michelle Thom/RunRace.internet

Bourbon Nation 50k – Shepherdsville, Kentucky

Wow, 95% of the world’s bourbon is produced in Kentucky. It was the race’s inaugural operating and Tavi Wallace and Colin Oliver gained in 5:42 and 4:50. Full outcomes.

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