April 17, 2023 – iRunFar

Pack a suitcase, we’re jetting round this week. There was the Desert Rats Path Operating Pageant by UTMB in Colorado, Istria by UTMB in Croatia, the Two Oceans Marathon in South Africa, and the Patagonia Run in Argentina, all amongst different adventures.

Desert Rats Path Operating Pageant by UTMB – Fruita, Colorado

It was the occasion’s twentieth 12 months, however Friday’s 100-kilometer race was canceled when heavy rainfall restricted entry to among the trails. Everybody entered within the 100k was moved to a next-day 50k, on the identical course because the already scheduled 50k, however with a later begin.

The beginning of 2023 Desert Rats by UTMB 50k. Photograph: Donald Miralle/Desert RATS Path Operating Pageant by UTMB


Brian Whitfield bought across the excessive desert route in 3:31, and that was a brand new course file. Arnaud Bonin (France) was second in 3:35, and Jeff Colt ran 3:39 for third.

The 2023 Desert Rats by UTMB 50k males’s podium (l-to-r): 2. Arnaud Bonin (France), 1. Brian Whitfield, and three. Jeff Colt. Photograph: Donald Miralle/Desert RATS Path Operating Pageant by UTMB

Solely 34 seconds separated lead two ladies Meghan Cihasky and Peyton Thomas in 4:14 and 4:15. Gabriella Brinkley was third in 4:31.

Meghan Cihasky successful the 2023 Desert Rats by UTMB 50k. Photograph: Donald Miralle/Desert RATS Path Operating Pageant by UTMB

50k (100k group)

Craig Hunt’s busy and profitable spring racing marketing campaign stored going. He was first right here in 3:39. Hunt was second at FOURmidable 50k in February, gained the Method Too Cool 50k in March, and was second on the American River 50 Mile simply two weeks in the past.

Craig Hunt was the 2023 Desert Rats 50k (100k group) male winner. Photograph: Donald Miralle/Desert RATS Path Operating Pageant by UTMB

Jon Rea went a couple of seconds sooner than his previous course file from 2021, however was solely second this 12 months in 3:41. Yutaro Yokouchi (Japan) was third in 3:52.

There have been solely 11 feminine finishers within the ladies’s race. Arden Younger (Canada) led 2013 “UltraRunning” journal (North American) Ultrarunner of the 12 months Michele Yates to the road, 4:41 to 4:47. This may’ve been Yates’s first extremely end since 2019, and he or she ran 10 minutes sooner than she did right here eight years in the past.

Elena Ormon was third in 5:08.


Arden Younger successful the 2023 Desert Rats 50k (100k group). Photograph: Donald Miralle/Desert RATS Path Operating Pageant by UTMB

Istria by UTMB – Rovinj, Croatia

100 Mile

Fourth finally 12 months’s UTMBJim Walmsley (USA) was left with out an computerized entry again, and so he did the work to get into the UTMB discipline. Walmsley gained the mountain-to-sea 100-mile race right here in 17:40, and it was a brand new course file. For perspective, Robert Hajnal (Romania) gained final 12 months’s race in 18:26, and Dylan Bowman (USA) gained the 2017 race in 17:51.

Arthur Joyeux Bouillon (France) stored Walmsley firm for a part of the race and was second in 18:46, and Pavel Kruljac (Croatia) was third in 19:17.

Girls’s winner Kimino Miyazaki (Japan) was over two hours higher than everybody else. She completed in 23:11.

Mariya Nikolova (Bulgaria) and Stefania Burzincu (Romania) had been second and third in 25:28 and 26:26, respectively.


The boys’s race ran actually shut. Theo Le Boudec (France) bought simply forward of Helio Fumo (Portugal) on the entrance, and the pair completed in 9:55 and 9:58. Martin Halász (Slovakia) was third in 10:08.

The ladies ran for a good tighter end. Sarah Vieuille (France) got here in at 11:13 with Paulia Tracz (Poland) two minutes again in 11:15. Ida-Sophie Hegemann (Germany) was third in 11:27.


The end line was the tie that binds Stian Angermund (Norway) and Andrzej Witek (Poland). The 2 shared first in 5:19. Andrew Davies (U.Okay.) was third in 5:37.

Stian Angermund and Andrzej Witek had been the 2023 Istria by UTMB 69k males’s joint winners. Photograph: Shuttersport for Istria 100 by UTMB

Blandine L’hirondel (France) is among the greatest on the planet, and he or she took this crown in 5:56. Anna-Stiina Erkkilä (Finland) and Fabiola Conti (Italy) adopted in 6:13 and 6:18, respectively.

Blandine l’Hirondel, the 2023 Istria by UTMB 69k feminine winner. Photograph: Shuttersport for Istria 100 by UTMB


Andreas Reiterer (Italy) beat out Simon Gosselin (France) within the marathon-distance run, 2:45 to 2:49. Dário Moitoso (Portugal) was third in 2:54.

Lower than 5 minutes separated the entrance three ladies. Eleanor Davis (U.Okay.) hit the end banner in 3:18, and Audrey Tanguy (France) and Emily Schmitz (USA) got here subsequent in 3:22 and three:23.


Two Oceans Marathon – Cape City, South Africa

The Two Oceans Marathon isn’t actually a marathon, however as an alternative a 56k (35 miles) street extremely, and a extremely aggressive one.

Givemore Mudzinganyama (Zimbabwe), a 2:14 marathoner, broke up the lead pack late and gained in 3:09. Second-place Dan Matshailwe (South Africa) was solely 22 seconds again in 3:10, and third-place Nkosikhona Mhlakwana (South Africa) was third in 3:10 and solely 44 seconds again of the winner.

Gerda Steyn (South Africa) gained the ladies’s race for the fourth time in a row and broke her personal course file with a 3:29 end. Steyn was 36 seconds sooner than a 12 months in the past. Properly off the lead tempo by the end, Amelework Fikadu Bosho (Ethiopia) was second in 3:41 and Carla Molinaro (South Africa, lives in U.Okay.) was third, additionally in 3:41, and solely 9 seconds again of the runner-up.


Patagonia Run – San Martin de Los Andes, Argentina

100 Mile

Sergio Pereyra scored one for the host nation and gained the 100-mile race in 19:26, 12 minutes in entrance of Pau Capell (Spain). Pereyra’s raced in Europe earlier than, and was nineteenth finally 12 months’s CCC and eighth finally 12 months’s Lavaredo Extremely Path.

Third-place Aleksei Tolstenko (Russia) completed in 20:14.

Sergio Pereyra on his method to successful the 2023 Patagonia Run 100 Mile. Photograph: Patagonia Run/Carlos Mir

Claudia Tremps (Spain) took the ladies’s victory in 22:50, outpacing Argentinian runners Claudia Ramirez and Maria Gabreielli and their 24:48 and 26:30 podium marks.

Claudia Tremps, the 2023 Patagonia Run 100 Mile feminine winner. Photograph: Patagonia Run/Carlos Mir


Spain’s Antonio Martinez and Núria Gil gained the marathon race in 3:28 and 4:09


Antonio Martinez, the 2023 Patagonia Run 42k males’s winner. Photograph: Patagonia Run/Carlos Mir

Núria Gil on her method to successful the 2023 Patagonia Run 42k. Photograph: Patagonia Run/Carlos Mir

Extra Races and Runs

Extremely-Path Ninghai by UTMB – China

A giant discipline of 565 completed the 100k race. Ji Duo (China) and Miao Yao (China) ran 10:46 and 11:35 on the entrance. .

Oriflamme 50k – Julian, California

Ben Townsend and Anna Henning went the quickest in 5:04 and 5:48. .

Whiskey Basin Path Runs – Prescott, Arizona

The Aravaipa Operating occasion celebrated Jonathan Kuplack and Sarah Zelt as 91k winners in 8:31 and 10:51, and Isaiah Ford and Angie Hodge-Zickerman as 60k greatest in 5:22 and 6:42. .

Seregenti 50k – Erda, Utah

Brian Tolbert and Meghan Adair gained the first-year race in 5:05 and 5:37. .

Flint Hills 50k – Manhattan, Kansas

Jacob Cofer went a fast 3:23, main everybody by 20 minutes, and Sydney Sorkin was first girl in 5:50. .

Bull Run Run 50 Mile – Clifton, Virginia

The race’s twenty ninth working went to James Blandford and Leah Yingling in 7:27 and seven:35. .

Traprock 50k – Slimsbury, Connecticut

Official outcomes for the three-loop course aren’t but on-line, however social media factors to the lads’s podium as Matt PachecoJacques Saarbach, and Lee Davis, and a prime three ladies’s group of Kehr Davis, Jessica Crandall, and Jamie Miller. .

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It’s Boston Marathon Monday. CJ Albertson might be there, and he did a 178-mile coaching week to prepare. Dani Moreno is chasing an Olympic Trials Marathon qualifying time. Nienke Brinkman (Netherlands, lives in Switzerland) may problem on the entrance. Who else is racing the historic marathon?

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