November 6, 2023 – iRunFar

The USATF Path Half Marathon Nationwide Championships have been in Utah, and the IAU 50k World Championships have been in India. These occasions high this week’s rundown. Let’s break it down.

Moab Path Half Marathon – Moab, Utah

The occasion’s Marathon race normally shines because the premier distance and has beforehand been the USATF Path Marathon Nationwide Championships, however this 12 months the highlight was on the half marathon. The 13.1-miler was this 12 months’s USATF Path Half Marathon Nationwide Championships and gave away a $6,600 prize purse that despatched $800 to every winner.


Bailey Kowalczyk rolled the ladies’s discipline, beating everybody by nearly 5 minutes. Kowalczyk completed in 1:36:42. Three weeks in the past she was second on the Kodiak by UTMB 50k.

Simply over three minutes separated the following 4 finishers. Rachel Rudel was second in 1:41:20, and Alicia Vargo ran 1:42:32 for third. After some 4 years away from racing, Vargo’s had a pink scorching stretch of racing to complete 2023.

Bailey Kowalczyk, the 2023 Moab Path Half Marathon winner. Picture: Aktiva Sport Pictures

The complete high 10 was:

1 – Bailey Kowalczyk – 1:36:42
2 – Rachel Rudel – 1:41:20
3 – Alicia Vargo – 1:42:32
4 – Stevie Kremer – 1:43:22
5 – Alexa Aragon – 1:43:42
6 – Hannah Rowe – 1:44:35
7 – Keelah Barger – 1:45:05
8 – Anna Mae Flynn – 1:45:50
9 – Sarah Guhl – 1:46:28
10 – Katie Follett – 1:46:44


Meikael Beaudoin-Rousseau ran down early chief Andy Wacker close to mile 9, and received in 1:21:36. Wacker didn’t hand over a lot floor and was second in 1:22:13. After that, Grant Colligan bought on the rostrum in 1:23:35.

Meikael Beaudoin-Rousseau, the 2023 Moab Path Half Marathon winner. Picture: Aktiva Sport Pictures

The highest 10 was:

1 – Meikael Beaudoin-Rousseau – 1:21:36
2 – Andy Wacker – 1:22:13
3 – Grant Colligan – 1:23:35
4 – Cole Campbell – 1:24:58
5 – Garrett Corcoran – 1:26:37
6 – Jerrell Mock – 1:27:08
7 – Phil Royer – 1:27:43
8 – Bayden Menton – 1:30:01
9 – Daniel Button – 1:30:11
10 – Kieran Nay – 1:30:57


The race additionally acted as the primary annual U.S. Collegiate Path Championships, which have been received by Solomyn Collen and Cole Campbell, each of Western Colorado College, in 2:31:36 and 1:24:58.


IAU 50k World Championships – Hyderabad, India

Hyderabad’s a giant metropolis with a inhabitants of 10.8 million, and inside this metro space runners raced on a five-kilometer loop.


A small championships discipline of 29 ladies from 12 international locations raced, and fewer than two minutes separated the entrance three. Carla Molinaro (U.Okay.) received in 3:18:23. Molinaro’s a 2:46 marathoner who was third at this 12 months’s Comrades Marathon.

Andrea Pomaranski (U.S.) chased to second place in 3:19:07, and Sarah Webster (U.Okay.) was third in 3:20:07.

The U.Okay. positioned 4 runners inside the highest 5 to win staff gold.


The 2023 IAU 50k World Championships ladies’s podium (l-to-r): 3. Sarah Webster, 1. Carla Molinaro, and a couple of. Andrea Pomaranski. Picture courtesy of the Worldwide Affiliation of Ultrarunners.


Whereas the U.Okay. dominated the ladies’s run, Spain did the identical within the males’s race. Spain positioned 4 runners inside the highest 5, and swept the boys’s podium.

Chakib LachgarAlejandro Jimenez, and Jesus Angel Olmos completed in 2:48:20, 2:49:30, and a couple of:50:12. Lachgar holds a 2:11 marathon finest from February of this 12 months. Jimenez ran a 2:10 marathon in late 2022.


The 2023 IAU 50k World Championships males’s podium (l-to-r): 3. Jesus Angel Olmos, 1. Chakib Lachgar, and a couple of. Alejandro Jimenez. Picture courtesy of the Worldwide Affiliation of Ultrarunners.

Puerto Vallarta Mexico by UTMB – Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Geneviève Asselin-Demers (Canada) and Cristofer Clemente (Spain) received the 100k race in 12:07 and 10:03.

The 50k run was maybe the occasion’s best distance, notably among the many males. For the ladies, Caitlin Schindel (Canada) was manner out entrance and away from everybody else in 5:40. Klaire Rhodes (U.S.) and Nayeli De La Torre (Mexico) have been distant second- and third-placers in 6:13 and 6:39.

The boys’s race got here right down to crunch time. Solely three seconds separated males’s 50k leaders Juan Belman Ortiz (Mexico) and David Norris (U.S.). Each completed in 5:06 with Belman Ortiz in entrance. Mario Mendoza (U.S.) was third in 5:30.


Kullamannen by UTMB – Mölle, Sweden

I used to be curious what Kullamannen meant, and so Googled it to study, “He’s the immortal knight who has all the time taken the aspect of the weak towards their oppressors.” That’s attention-grabbing.

Some 624 runners began the 100-mile race, and Johanna Antila (Finland) and Jakob Åberg (Sweden) completed first. The pair ran 17:39 and 14:59 on the largely flat course. Åberg dipped underneath the 15-hour mark by 56 seconds.

One step down, the roughly 64-mile race was received by Sylvia Nordskar (Norway) and Oscar Claesson (Sweden) in 9:21 and seven:42. Claesson received by a simply over a minute, barely edging out Simen Østensen (Norway).

Yngvild Kaspersen (Norway) took the 50k crown jewels in 3:59, 29 seconds underneath the 4-hour line. Judith Wyder (Switzerland) was second in 4:09. The primary seven males all ran underneath 4 hours, and fewer than two minutes separated the primary 4. Stian Dahl Sommerseth (Norway) led the stampede in 3:51.


Further Races and Runs

Silver Falls 50k – Silverton, Oregon

Emily Perttu and Aaron Molstad received the 50k race inside its namesake state park in 5:28 and 4:25. .

Rio Del Lago 100 Mile – Granite Bay, California

Rachel Entrekin and Greg Miller have been champs in 19:16 and 17:22. .

Antelope Island 50k – Syracuse, Utah

Lotti Brinks broke a decade-old course file within the ladies’s race at 3:55, and Hawk Name received for the boys in 3:39. .

Moab Path Marathon – Moab, Utah

Alongside the sooner coated half marathon, Kristina Trygstad-Saari and Kyle Lund received the occasion’s marathon race in 3:51 and three:24. .

Austin Rattler Run 50k – Smithville, Texas

Rachel Tomajczyk and race-local Erik Stanley completed first in 3:28 and three:20. .

Pinhoti 100 Mile – Sylacauga, Alabama

Racing point-to-point by way of the Talladega Nationwide Forest, Madalyn Nones and Andrew Higgins received in 23:20 and 22:08. The primary six males have been all separated by lower than three minutes. .

TARC Stone Cat 50 Mile – Ipswich, Massachusetts

The Path Animals Operating Membership race by way of Willowdale State Forest noticed Jessica Finocchiaro and Ryan Williams end first in 11:08 and seven:54. .

Jessica Finocchiaro, on her method to profitable the 2023 TARC Stone Cat 50 Mile. Picture: Chris Wristen

Ryan Williams, racing to victory within the 2023 TARC Stone Cat 50 Mile. Picture: Chris Wristen

Japanese Divide 50k – Pembroke, Virginia

A small discipline of 46 finishers was led by Taylor Cherry and Alex Gold in 4:48 and three:48. .

Mountain Masochist 50 Mile – Montbello, Virginia

The race celebrated its fortieth 12 months, and topped Meg Landymore and Seth Wall as this 12 months’s winners in 8:41 and eight:03. .

Name for Feedback

I seemed for a New York minute, however didn’t spot any names acquainted to this column within the elite fields of the New York Marathon outcomes. Did you discover any, or know of anybody that we should always spotlight within the feedback beneath?

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