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Canadians shine at Gorge Waterfalls 100K in Oregon

Canadians placed on a stand-out efficiency at this weekend’s Gorge Waterfalls 100K race in Oregon, with not solely two runners hitting the rostrum, however one other 4 cracking the highest 10 within the males’s and ladies’s races.

The Gorge Waterfalls occasion, hosted by Dawn Racing and Freetrail, has 30K, 50K and 100K occasions, with the 100K serving as a Western States 100 qualifier. The 100K race has runners traversing an out-and-back course within the Columbia River Gorge space, with an elevation acquire of three,352 metres. This 12 months’s occasion had a powerful Canadian contingent amongst each the deep elite discipline and the common runners.


Girls’s race

Cochrane, Alta.’s Ailsa MacDonald charged to second place on the ladies’s facet in 10:01:57, main for many of the race earlier than being overtaken by American ultrarunner Lotti Brinks, who earned the highest spot on the rostrum (and sixth total) in 9:53:56. Seattle-based Kristina Randup took in third in 10:14:54.

MacDonald instructed Canadian Working she was very glad together with her race. “Gorgeous course! It was powerful however so price it,” she stated. “Superior ambiance!” MacDonald, 43, had a stand-out season in 2023, taking seventh place at UTMB 171K and wins at Elk Valley Extremely 50K and Shushwap Extremely 100K (amongst others).

Ailsa MacDonald Gorge 100K
Picture: @ryanthrower @freetrail

Canadians claimed a number of different prime 10 spots within the girls’s race, with Chilliwack’s Andrea Tarras (who gained the ladies’s race at Damage 100 in Hawaii in January) working a powerful race for fourth place in 10:18:56. Tarras notably gained the infamous Fats Canine 120 in 2023.

Abbotsford, B.C.’s Jenny Quilty took sixth in 10:54:22, recent off a fourth-place end on the extremely aggressive 2024 Black Canyon Extremely in mid-February. Quilty, whose first 100K race was Gorge Waterfalls in 2017, instructed Canadian Working that the course exams all of runners’ abilities, with “actually thrilling challenges, with massive, however runnable, climbs, quick descents and the odd pocket of rocky technical work.” Kate Butcher of North Vancouver completed ninth in 11:36:29.

Males’s race

Washington native Adam Loomis topped the lads’s podium in 8:44:12, with Quebec’s Elliot Cardin taking second in 8:58:30 and Pennsylvania’s Andrew Simpson in third in 9:42:37.

Cardin instructed Canadian Working his race technique was “to carry behind a bit and make my transfer to second, and that’s what I did completely.” Cardin, who had a powerful coaching construct however struggled with some hip and leg ache within the closing days earlier than the occasion, stated he was glad together with his race. He’s a part of the elite discipline toeing the road at this 12 months’s Quebec Mega Path 100-miler in July.

Elliot Cardin Gorge waterfalls
Picture: @ryanthrower @freetrail

Calgary’s Brandon Miller took ninth place in 10:36:40, and Canadian males additionally took spots 11-14.

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