October 23, 2023 – iRunFar


This Week in Running Justin Mock TWIRLarge Canine’s Yard Extremely remains to be occurring and the Golden Path World Sequence concluded. We’re right here for all of it, and we spotlight Grand Path des Templiers and Diagonale des Fous too, amongst different racing.

Il Golfo Dell’Isola Path Race – Noli, Italy

Unfold over 4 days with separate males’s and girls’s races, the occasion was this yr’s Golden Path World Sequence Ultimate. The highest 30 world sequence runners have been all invited to compete with nationwide sequence and different open runners blended in too.

Girls’s Prologue

The motion received began on Thursday evening with an 8.8-kilometer race that picked up 450 meters (1,476 toes) of elevation achieve. The ladies went first and hit the quick lane separately, racing the clock greater than one another.

Mădălina Florea (Romania) scored an upset victory forward of sequence leaders Sophia Laukli (U.S.) and Judith Wyder (Switzerland). Florea had earlier challenged for the wins at Sierre-Zinal and the Mammoth 26k earlier than falling off late, however the 30-year-old stormed by means of all of this one. Florea completed in 39:01, and Laukli and Wyder adopted in 39:39 and 40:33, respectively.

Mădălina Florea takes the win on the 2023 Golden Path World Sequence Finals Girls’s Prologue race. Photograph: @GoldenTrailSeries|@Il Golfo Dell’Isola Path Race|@the.journey.bakery

The total high 10 was:

1 – Mădălina Florea (Romania) – 39:01
2 – Sophia Laukli (U.S.) – 39:39
3 – Judith Wyder (Switzerland) – 40:33
4 – Malen Osa (Spain) – 42:31
5 – Sylvia Nordskar (Norway) – 42:42
6 – Sara Alonso (Spain) – 42:44
7 – Allie Ostrander (U.S.) – 43:09
8 – Elise Poncet (France) – 43:10
9 – Emilie Menuet (France) – 43:19
10 – Miao Yao (China) – 43:42

(In 2023, Ostrander was suspended for 4 months after testing optimistic 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.)

Full outcomes.

Males’s Prologue

Someday later, the lads’s raced the identical battleground path in the identical time trial format. On the excessive level it regarded like Rémi Bonnet (Switzerland) would win once more, however Elhousine Elazzaoui (Morocco) blasted the descent to vault into the lead. Elazzaoui received in 33:24.

Elhousine Elazzaoui - 2023 Men's Prologue Golden Trails World Series Finals winner

Elhousine Elazzaoui profitable the Males’s Prologue race on the 2023 Golden Trails World Sequence Finals. Photograph: @GoldenTrailSeries|@Il Golfo Dell’Isola Path Race|@the.journey.bakery

Official outcomes nonetheless present Bonnet as second in 33:43, however a one minute time penalty truly bumped him again to 3rd. Bonnet took a improper flip that added 30 meters to his run. That pushed Bonnet to 3rd in 34:43 with Sierre-Zinal winner Philemon Kiriago (Kenya) turning into the brand new runner up in 34:41.

The TL:DR males’s high 10:

1 – Elhousine Elazzaoui (Morocco) – 33:24
2 – Philemon Kiriago (Kenya) – 34:41
3 – Rémi Bonnet (Switzerland) – 34:43
4 – Patrick Kipngeno (Kenya) – 34:48
5 – Linus Hultegard (Sweden) – 35:34
6 – Matthias Kyburz (Switzerland) – 35:37
7 – Daniel Pattis (Italy) – 35:53
8 – Eli Hemming (U.S.) – 36:02
9 – Thomas Roach (U.Ok.) – 36:03
10 – Roberto Delorenzi (Switzerland) – 36:05

(Roach served a three-month World Athletics doping ban from October 2021 to January 2022 after testing optimistic for Carboxy-THC on the 2021 World Masters Mountain Working Championships in Stubai, Austria.)

Full outcomes.

Girls’s Ultimate

The ladies had Friday off for restoration, and got here again on Saturday for a 26k (16 miles) race that totaled 1,460 meters (4,790 toes) of achieve. The race was run as a sequence of laps out and in of city.

2023 Golden Trail World Series Finals - Women's Final startline

The beginning of the Girls’s Ultimate on the 2023 Golden Path World Sequence Finals. Photograph: @GoldenTrailSeries|@Il Golfo Dell’Isola Path Race|@the.journey.bakery

Double or nothing! That’s how Mădălina Florea raced. Already the Girls’s Prologue winner, Florea held off a late cost from Judith Wyder for her second straight sequence win. She was clearly emotional on the end whereas collapsing with the end tape. Florea clocked 2:18:05 to Wyder’s 2:18:21. Sophia Laukli locked up the general sequence win with a third-place 2:22:25.

The entire high 10 was:

1 – Mădălina Florea (Romania) – 2:18:05
2 – Judith Wyder (Switzerland) – 2:18:21
3 – Sophia Laukli (U.S.) – 2:22:25
4 – Miao Yao (China) – 2:27:15
5 – Malen Osa (Spain) – 2:28:19
6 – Julia Font (Spain) – 2:29:40
7 – Sara Alonso (Spain) – 2:29:47
8 – Elise Poncet (France) – 2:30:36
9 – Alice Gaggi (Italy) – 2:31:58
10 – Eef Van Dongen (Sweden) – 2:33:10

Full outcomes.

Males’s Ultimate

First and second within the Males’s Prologue, Elhousine Elazzaoui and Philemon Kiriago have been collectively on the entrance for nearly all the race, however Elazzaoui slipped forward on the ultimate downhill to earn his second win of the weekend. Elazzaoui completed first and Kiriago was second in 1:56:15 and 1:56:30. Uphill all-star Patrick Kipngeno was a detailed third in 1:57:15.

2023 Golden Trail World Series Finals - Men's Final start

A quick begin to the Males’s Ultimate on the 2023 Golden Path World Sequence finals. Photograph: @GoldenTrailSeries|@Il Golfo Dell’Isola Path Race|@the.journey.bakery

Total sequence winner Rémi Bonnet was fourth in 1:59:36.

And that’s it for this yr’s Golden Path World Sequence. Many of those European runners will conclude their path working seasons and change over to ski mountaineering.

The lads’s high 10 was:

1 – Elhousine Elazzaoui (Morocco) – 1:56:15
2 – Philemon Kiriago (Kenya) – 1:56:30
3 –Patrick Kipngeno (Kenya) – 1:57:15
4 – Rémi Bonnet (Switzerland) – 1:59:36
5 – Eli Hemming (U.S.) – 2:03:45
6 – Matthias Kyburz (Switzerland) – 2:04:19
7 – Thomas Roach (U.Ok.) – 2:04:35
8 – Bartłomiej Przedwojewski (Poland) – 2:05:03
9 – Kevin Kibet (Kenya) – 2:05:39
10 – Meikael Beaudoin-Rousseau (U.S.) – 2:05:56

Full outcomes.

Grand Path des Templiers – Millau, France

Fourteen, is that proper? There have been 14 completely different races on the massive Pageant des Templiers multi-day occasion. Essentially the most aggressive race, the Grand Path des Templiers, or just Les Templiers because it’s known as, ran 80k (50 miles) with 3,530 meters (11,580 toes) of elevation achieve.

Julie Roux (France) took the ladies’s race in 7:58, and was carefully chased by Adeline Martin (France) simply over 5 minutes again at 8:04. Gemma Arenas (Spain) was the third lady dwelling in a extra distant 8:22.

Within the males’s race, this yr’s CCC winner Jonathan Albon (U.Ok.) picked up one other win. Albon clocked 6:42, seven minutes higher than second-place Francisco Puppi (Italy). Third-place Ben Dhiman (U.S., lives in France) completed in 7:00.

Full outcomes.

Large Canine’s Yard Extremely – Bell Buckle, Tennessee

The elimination-style race goes 4.167 miles every hour, on path in the course of the day and on street at evening, and 75 of the world’s greatest backyarders from 40 completely different international locations are there. The race started on Saturday morning, October 21.

They’re going to be going for fairly some time but. On the time of this text’s publishing on Monday morning, a giant group had run 48 yards, or 200 miles, over 48 hours. Nonetheless within the race have been girls’s world document holder Jennifer Russo (U.S.), total world document holder Phil Gore (Australia), 2022 race winner Piotr Chadovich (U.S.), and final week’s Kodiak by UTMB 100 Mile winner Claire Bannwarth (France).

Full outcomes.

Diagonale Des Fous – Réunion Island, France

The Indian Ocean island traverse went for 102 miles with some 32,800 toes of elevation achieve. iRunFar earlier lined the higher race dynamics.


Katie Schide (U.S., lives in France) dominated the ladies’s race in 27:31. For perspective, that’s nearly three hours over Courtney Dauwalter’s time from final yr. Nonetheless, Schide was the runaway winner, away from the remainder of the ladies’s area by some 90 minutes.

Katie Schide - 2023 Diagonale des Fous - women's winner

Katie Schide, the 2023 Diagonale des Fous champion. Photograph: CANAL GRAND RAID

Earlier this yr, Schide was second on the Western States 100 and at OCC. Regardless of profitable UTMB in 2022, she was solely fifth in final yr’s “UltraRunning Journal” (North American) Ultrarunner of the 12 months rating. I wager the voters will get that mounted this yr with a extra applicable spot increased up the charts.

Second- and third-place Camille Bruyas (France) and Emilie Maroteaux (Réunion Island) completed in 28:57 and 30:38.


Aurélien Dunand-Pallaz (France), this yr’s Hardrock 100 winner, led everybody in 23:21. It was over three hours behind final yr’s profitable time. Germain Grangier (France) was second in 24:00, and Jean Philippe-Tschumi (Switzerland) crossed in 24:28 for third.

Aurelien Dunand-Pallaz - 2023 Diagonale des Fous - men's winner

Aurélien Dunand-Pallaz, the 2023 Diagonale des Fous males’s champion. Photograph: CANAL GRAND RAID

François D’Haene (France) got here again from long-term harm and is claimed to have suffered cramps mid-race. D’Haene completed eighth in 26:12. The 37-year-old earlier received the race in 2018, 2016, 2014, and 2013.

Full outcomes.

Further Races and Runs

Lake Sonoma 100k – Healdsburg, California

Nichole Abma and Geoff Burns received the 100k in 12:11 and 9:35, and Zuzana Trnovcova and Ben Gallegos led the 55k in 5:20 and 5:19. Full outcomes.

Blue Sky Marathon – Fort Collins, Colorado

Becca Windell and David Roche received the marathon in 3:58 and three:10. Full outcomes.

Mines of Spain 100 Mile – Dubuque, Iowa

Girls’s winner Ellyse Ungs set a brand new course document in 22:49, and males’s champ Collin Buck completed in 19:53. Full outcomes.

Wild Duluth Races – Duluth, Minnesota

Within the 100k, it was April Anselmo and Kory Kowallis out entrance in 13:42 and 11:47, and 50k winners Gretchen Metsa and Daniel Pederson got here in at 5:22 and 4:15. Full outcomes.

No Enterprise 100 Mile – Jamestown, Tennessee

The race runs over a single loop between Tennessee and Kentucky. Social media reveals Lauren Jones and Brian Burke as race winners. Depart a remark to share extra particulars of this occasion.

Tussey MountainBack 50 Mile – Boalsburg, Pennsylvania

Fifty-mile winners Biana Pourmussa and Brett Mason completed in 8:14 advert 6:38, and Sarah Morrison and Sam Lapp received the 50k in 4:02 and three:23. Full outcomes.

Uwharrie 100 Ultras – Troy, North Carolina

It was Chase Value profitable the lads’s 100 mile in 23:57. There have been no girls’s finishers. Within the 100k, Jean Bowman and Sonny Gerardi received in 17:46 and 13:18. Full outcomes.

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