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June 24, 2024 – iRunFar

This Week in Running Justin Mock TWIRMinotaur and Mercantour, Manitou, and Mauritius.

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Damaged Arrow Skyrace – Olympic Valley, California

Vertical Okay

The Friday morning race went up 3,000 toes over three miles, ending on the prime of 9,000-foot Washeshu Peak. It was the 12 months’s first World Mountain Operating Affiliation (WMRA) World Cup race.

Patrick Kipngeno and Joyce Muthoni Njeru - 2024 Broken Arrow Skyrace Vertical K - mens and womens winners

Patrick Kipngeno and Joyce Muthoni Njeru, the 2024 Damaged Arrow Skyrace Vertical Okay winners. Picture: Jonathan Wyatt


Joyce Muthoni Njeru (Kenya) is crushing this 12 months. She’s the present WMRA #1 and in April 2024 gained the 12 months’s second Golden Path World Sequence race. And she or he dominated this race too. Muthoni Njeru was almost two minutes forward of everybody else with a forty five:29 end. Potential course adjustments apart, that’s 11 seconds higher than Morgan Arritola’s 2019 occasion document.

The 2023 winner Anna Gibson got here again to complete second in 47:25. And the 2022 and 2021 winner Allie McLaughlin got here again to complete third in 47:40.

The complete prime 10 was:

  1. Joyce Muthoni Njeru (Kenya) – 45:29
  2. Anna Gibson – 47:25
  3. Allie McLaughlin – 47:40
  4. Hali Hafeman – 48:40
  5. Jessica Brazeau – 48:49
  6. Rachel Tomajczyk – 49:59
  7. Abby Lock – 50:16
  8. Tabor Hemming – 50:24
  9. Jade Belzberg – 50:27
  10. Ellyse Tingelstad – 50:40


Earlier than this 12 months the occasion document was 41:16. All the prime 15 beat that mark this 12 months.

The 2023 World Mountain Operating Uphill champion Patrick Kipngeno (Kenya) led the way in which to the highest in 36:11, and it wasn’t actually shut.

Jim Walmsley was the very best of the remaining. Whether or not to problem Kipngeno or to only get a tune-up for subsequent week’s Western States 100, Walmsley stepped approach down in distance and went up second in 37:39.

Third-place Meikael Beaudoin-Rousseau pushed arduous to complete in 37:53.

All the prime 10 was:

  1. Patrick Kipngeno (Kenya) – 36:11
  2. Jim Walmsley – 37:39
  3. Meikael Beaudoin-Rousseau – 37:53
  4. Christian Allen – 37:58
  5. Eli Hemming – 38:39
  6. Remi Leroux (Canada) – 39:15
  7. Philemon Ombogo Kiriago (Kenya) – 39:19
  8. Ryan Becker – 39:23
  9. Cam Smith – 49:55
  10. Darren Thomas – 40:18

Full outcomes.


The 2-loop race on Saturday went for 26.4 miles with 9,100 toes of climbing.


Toni McCann (South Africa, dwelling in France) is on the up and up too. She gained final 12 months’s OCC race, final 12 months’s Extremely-Path Cape City 55k, and was unmatched on the entrance of the ladies’s discipline right here. She completed in 4:52, and as with the Vertical Okay there may be the potential for various programs, however McCann’s mark is 2 minutes again of what Helen Mino Faukner ran to win final 12 months.

Second- and third-place Klaire Rhodes and Amanda Basham completed in 5:07 and 5:16, respectively.

The ladies’s prime 10 was:

  1. Toni McCann (South Africa, dwelling in France) – 4:52
  2. Klaire Rhodes – 5:07
  3. Amanda Basham – 5:16
  4. Lindsay Allison – 5:21
  5. Sarah Guhl – 5:23
  6. Emilie Mann (Canada) – 5:34
  7. Heather Henry (Canada) – 5:35
  8. Barrett Grey – 5:38
  9. Carmen Bango – 5:47
  10. Lauren Williams – 5:53


In 2022 at Damaged Arrow, David Sinclair was twelfth within the Vertical Okay race and gained the 46k. And in 2024 at Damaged Arrow, David Sinclair was twelfth within the Vertical Okay race and gained the 46k.

Sinclair dropped his final hanger-on, Cam Smith, and cruised to the end with a giant lead. The course has doubtless modified a bit, however his 4:00 end this 12 months was 22 minutes higher than his personal 2022 successful time.

Jeff Mogavero and Adam Peterman moved up on the second lap, and Mogavero outgunned Peterman for second. He was nearly a minute higher in 4:11.

The lads’s prime 10 was:

  1. David Sinclair – 4:01
  2. Jeff Mogavero – 4:11
  3. Adam Peterman – 4:12
  4. Cam Smith – 4:21
  5. Guang-Fu Meng (China) – 4:27
  6. Cole Campbell – 4:29
  7. Nick Handel – 4:36
  8. Gregory Krathwohl – 4:37
  9. Gordon Gianniny – 4:41
  10. Ja Shua Ried – 4:42

Full outcomes.


Sunday’s race ran 13.5 miles on a single loop course that put in 4,700 toes of achieve. It too was a WMRA World Cup contest. For extra particulars than laid out beneath, you’ll be able to learn iRunFar’s full have a look at the Damaged Arrow Skyrace 23k.


Joyce Muthoni Njeru dominated the ladies’s race, however this one was shut on the end. Muthoni’s successful margin was simply 37 seconds. She completed in 2:11 and Jade Belzburg rocketed up the ranks with a 2:12 second-place run. Tabor Hemming was third in 2:13.

The highest-10 girls had been:

  1. Joyce Muthoni Njeru (Kenya) – 2:11
  2. Jade Belzburg – 2:12
  3. Tabor Hemming – 2:13
  4. Allie McLaughlin – 2:14
  5. Dani Moreno – 2:17
  6. Rachel Tomajczyk – 2:21
  7. Sydney Petersen – 2:23
  8. Abby Lock – 2:24
  9. Sarah Carter – 2:26
  10. Karley Rempel – 2:30
Joyce Muthoni Njeru - 2024 Broken Arrow Skyrace - womens champion - feature

Joyce Muthoni Njeru, 2024 Damaged Arrow Skyrace 23k girls’s champion. Picture: Howie Stern


Many of the prime finishers had been doubling again from the Vertical Okay on Friday. Patrick Kipngeno jumped to a giant lead early, and Eli Hemming made up time late. Kipngeno gained for the second time on the weekend, however the time hole was shorter right here than within the Vertical Okay. Kipngeno completed in 1:45 and Hemming was second in 1:47. The 2023 Sierre-Zinal winner Philemon Ombogo Kiriago was third in 1:50.

The highest-10 males had been:

  1. Patrick Kipngeno (Kenya) – 1:45
  2. Eli Hemming – 1:47
  3. Philemon Ombogo Kiriago (Kenya) – 1:50
  4. Taylor Stack – 1:51
  5. Meikael Beaudoin-Rousseau – 1:52
  6. Hawk Name – 1:54
  7. Andrew Douglas (U.Okay.) – 1:54
  8. Remi Leroux (Canada) – 1:55
  9. Sam Hendry – 1:55
  10. Cade Michael – 1:55

Full outcomes.

Patrick Kipngeno - 2024 Broken Arrow Skyrace 23k - mens champion

Patrick Kipngeno, 2024 Damaged Arrow Skyrace 23k males’s champion. Picture: Howie Stern

Minotaur Skyrace – Crowsnest Go, Alberta, Canada

The race was the 12 months’s eighth Skyrunner World Sequence race and went 33k with 2,900 meters of achieve throughout three massive climbs. That’s 20 miles and 9,500 toes.

Emma Prepare dinner-Clarke (Canada) gained for the second time right here. She dropped Elise Poncet (France) with about 5k to go and set a brand new course document in 4:52. Poncet was second in 4:56, and Karina Carsolio (Mexico) was third in 5:10.

The lads’s race got here all the way down to the ultimate “shoe shredder” descent and Scott Patterson powered previous longtime chief Jackson Cole. Patterson gained in 4:08 to Cole’s second-place 4:10. John Luna-Lima was third in 4:18.

Full outcomes.

Jackson Cole - Scott Patterson - John Luna-Lima - 2024 Minotaur Skyrace - mens podium

The 2024 Minotaur Skyrace males’s podium (left to proper): 2. Jackson Cole, 1. Scott Patterson, 3. John Luna-Lima. Picture: Philipp Reiter/The Journey Bakery

Skyrace du Mercantour – Saint-Martin-Vésubie, France

This was a part of the Skyrunner World Sequence race too. The 30k race packed in 2,150 meters of climbing inside Mercantour Nationwide Park. That’s 18 miles and seven,050 toes.

Ariadna Fenes (Andorra) took the ladies’s race in 3:13. Naiara Irigoyen (Spain) and Holly Wootten (U.Okay.) had been second and third in 3:18 and three:23.

Males’s winner Alain Santamaria (Spain) overtook early chief Ruy Ueda (Japan) late and completed a minute higher. Santamaria ran 2:38 to Ueda’s 2:39. Lorenzo Beltrami (France) was third in 2:41.

Full outcomes.

Ariadna Fenes - 2024 Skyrace du Mercantour - womens winner

Ariadna Fenes successful the 2024 Skyrace du Mercantour. Picture: Antton Guaresti

Extra Races and Runs

Montane Summer season Backbone Race – Pennine Approach, U.Okay.

The 268-mile point-to-point race was underway final week and has now wrapped. Sue Straw (U.Okay.) gained the ladies’s race in 122:43, and Chris Cope (U.Okay.) gained the lads’s race in 79:10. Cope was extremely over 21 hours higher than anybody else. Full outcomes.

Chris Cope - 2024 Montane Summer Spine Race - mens winner

Chris Cope successful the 2024 Montane Summer season Backbone Race. Picture: Will Roberts

Mauritius by UTMB – Mauritius

This is perhaps the small East African island’s first entry into TWIR. It was the race’s first version too, and a few 1,000 runners took half. The occasion’s longest race went almost 84 miles with 17,716 toes of elevation achieve. Race winners Xue-Er Shang (China) and Elias Kadi (France) completed in 26:41 and 16:45. Full outcomes.

Tenderfoot Boogie 50k – Squamish, British Columbia, Canada

North of the border, Julie Gill and Matthew Schneider had been the champs on Squamish’s trails this weekend in 6:08 and 4:43, respectively.

Julie Gill - 2024 Tenderfoot Boogie 50k - womens winner

Julie Gill on her solution to successful the 2024 Tenderfoot Boogie 50k. Picture: Michael Kennedy

U.S. Olympic Trials – Eugene, Oregon

On Friday, 2022 U.S. Mountain Operating Group member Lauren Gregory ran 15:35 for five,000 meters, ending ninth in her warmth and qualifying for the ultimate. Gregory will contest the ultimate tonight, June 24. Additionally on Friday night time, 2023 Mount Washington Highway Race runner-up Sam Chelanga was seventh within the 10,000 meters in 28:04. Full outcomes.

Headwaters Path Runs 56k – Mount Shasta, California 

Mila Opalenik set a brand new girls’s course document in 7:26 and Michael Buyaskas gained the lads’s group in 6:32. Full outcomes.

Mila Opalenik - 2024 Headwaters Trail Runs 56k - womens winner

Mila Opalenik after successful the 2024 Headwaters Path Runs 56k. Picture: Carsen Maciag

Flagstaff Excessive Large Pine – Flagstaff, Arizona

The occasion’s 53k distance winners had been Angie Hodge-Zickerman and Ethan Koza in 5:15 and three:46. Full outcomes

Bears Ear Extremely – Monticello, Utah

Within the 50 miler, Erin Park and Damon Chavez gained in 8:40 and seven:34 on a course shortened as a consequence of rain-caused path injury within the previous days. Within the 50k, Madison Andersen and Cal Seneker did it the quickest with 7:09 and 6:42 finishes. Full outcomes.

Ring the Springs – Colorado Springs, Colorado

The Aravaipa Operating race had a number of extremely distances. For 100 miles, it was Taylor Reffett and James Mayuric on the entrance in 27:36 and 24:38. The 100k winners had been Jessica Klein and Nick Care in 15:47 and 11:31. Full outcomes.

Six Days within the Dome – Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Within the six-day race, Megan Eckert totaled a large 526 miles. It was the second-best American efficiency ever over six days, and fifth-best girls’s complete globally. David Johnston gained the lads’s race with 460 miles. Full outcomes.

Two Hearted Path 50k –  Paradise, Michigan

With cool temperatures, sizzling occasions had been run, with each course data falling. Michele Magagna gained in 4:28, whereas William Caldwell did in 3:51. Full outcomes.

Michele Magagna - 2024 Two Hearted Trail 50k - women's winner

Michele Magagna set a brand new course document on the 2024 Two Hearted Path 50k. Picture courtesy of race.

New River Gorge Path Fest 50k – Fayetteville, West Virginia

Components of the race course had been in New River Gorge Nationwide Park, America’s latest nationwide park. The 50k winners had been HollyAnn Swann and Heath Goshorn in 4:48 and 4:31. Full outcomes.

Heath Goshorn - HollyAnn Swann - 2024 New River Gorge Trail Festival 50K - mens and womens winners

The 2024 New River Gorge Path Competition 50K winners, Heath Goshorn and HollyAnn Swann. Picture: Jennifer Klimchak

Manitou’s Revenge 53 Mile – Windham, New York

Regardless of excessive warmth and thunderstorms, course data fell within the Catskill Mountains and within the race’s eleventh 12 months. Elizabeth McGurk ran away from everybody in 13:15, and Justin Kousky topped the lads in 10:24. Full outcomes (when out there).

Final Annual Coronary heart of the South Highway Race – Fortress Rock, Georgia

This one actually will get the creativeness going, for me. The course was unknown till the day earlier than the occasion and runners got 10.5 days to cowl the 384 miles again to their automotive. Meghan Curley and Addison Hendricks did it the quickest. The 2 completed in 9 days, 11 hours, 47 minutes and in six days, six hours, and 25 minutes. That’s 9:11:47 and 6:06:25. Monitoring.

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