October 30, 2023 – iRunFar


This Week in Running Justin Mock TWIRThe Javelina 100 Mile, Skyrunner World Collection, and Massive Canine’s Yard Extremely are about as totally different as they arrive. And that race variety is a part of what I like about scripting this column.

Joyful Monday, operating buddies!

Javelina 100 Mile – Fountain Hills, Arizona

The race was a Western States 100 Golden Ticket Race with two entries up for grabs. The Halloween-themed race is run on a five-loop course.


Till Dakota Jones ran 12:58 finally 12 months’s race, nobody had ever run beneath 13 hours at Javelina. This 12 months the top-three males did simply that.

Jonathan Rea gained the race and set the brand new course document at 12:43. Rea was second in 2022 right here in 13:05, after which completed 14th on the Western States 100 in June 2023. The win right here assures him a visit again in 2024.

Second-place Blake Slattengren completed in 12:58, solely 5 seconds again of Jones’s former course document. It was Slattengren’s 100-mile debut after a bunch of U.S. Pacific Northwest shorter ultras, together with a runner-up spot on the 2023 Gorge Waterfalls 100k. Slattengren, like Rea, accepted the Golden Ticket.

Ryan Montgomery, who identifies as non-binary however races within the males’s division, was solely 59 seconds behind Slattengren at 12:59 for third.


Final 12 months Heather Jackson made her extremely debut right here with a 15:42 fifth-place run that also ranked as Tenth-best ever. This 12 months Jackson ran sturdy for the whole thing of the race and completed in 14:24. That’s the race’s second-fastest run ever. Jackson began the 2023 Western States 100 however didn’t end. She accepted the Golden Ticket for a return journey in 2024.

Second-place Ragna Debats (Netherlands, lives in Spain) completed in 14:55, the race’s sixth-best run ever. She was third on the Western States 100 in 2021. Debats accepted her Golden Ticket.

Riley Brady, who identifies as non-binary however races within the girls’s division, was third this 12 months in 15:29. Brady was final 12 months’s runner up in 14:45.

Full outcomes.

Limone Xtreme Skymasters – Limone Sul Garda, Italy

After 13 races, the 2023 Skyrunner World Collection completed the season right here. The SkyMasters contest introduced a few of the high runners from 20 totally different international locations to a 22-kilometer race totaled 2,055 meters of elevation achieve. That’s 13.67 miles and 6,742 toes.


Roberto Delorenzi (Switzerland) led from the leap and gained in 2:23.

Downhill ace Manuel Merillas (Spain) closed onerous and completed simply 31 seconds again, additionally in 2:23. Antonio Martínez (Spain) was third in 2:25.

Roberto Delorenzi - 2023 Limone Xtreme Skymasters champion

Roberto Delorenzi, 2023 Limone Xtreme Skymasters champion. Picture: Antton Guaresti

Martínez gained the general collection and pocketed €20,000 in prize cash.

Antonio Martinez - 2023 Skyrunner World Series winner

Antonio Martínez celebrating after changing into the 2023 Skyrunner World Collection winner. Picture: Antton Guaresti


Sara Alonso (Spain) hadn’t but raced on this 12 months’s Skyrunner World Collection, however gained a wild card entry and took full benefit of it. Alonso raced in entrance from begin to end and gained in 2:56.

Karina Carsolio (Mexico) flew down the ultimate descent to maneuver into second in 3:00, and third-place Olivia Magnone (France) completed in 3:02.

Sara Alonso - 2023 Limone Xtreme Skymasters champion

Sara Alonso, 2023 Limone Xtreme Skymasters champion. Picture: Antton Guaresti

Solely fourth on this race, Clementine Geoffray (France) was the collection’s total winner, and like males’s winner Martinez, she too gained €20,000.

Full outcomes.

Clementine Geoffray - 2023 Skyrunner World Series winner

Clementine Geoffray on her solution to changing into the 2023 Skyrunner World Collection winner. Picture: Philipp Reiter/The Journey Bakery

Massive Canine’s Yard Extremely – Bell Buckle, Tennessee

It was phenomenal what the backyarders did in Tennessee. The race, which was the world championships of yard ultrarunning, had an elite subject of 75 runners from 40 totally different international locations. iRunFar earlier coated the occasion.

Three males — Harvey Lewis (U.S.), Ihor Verys (Ukraine, lives in Canada), and Bartosz Fudali (Poland) — all went previous the earlier world document, then held by Phil Gore (Australia) at 102 yards. Fudali stopped after his 103rd hour, and Lewis and Verys saved going. Lastly, Verys returned to camp after beginning however not finishing hour 108, whereas Lewis accomplished the yard to win the race and set the brand new yard extremely world document. Lewis’s 108 yards over 108 hours totaled an unbelievable 450 miles. Timewise, that’s 4 days and 12 hours of operating.

Harvey Lewis - 2023 Big Dog's Backyard ultra - pausing between loops

Harvey Lewis pauses between yards within the late levels of the 2023 Massive Canine’s Yard Extremely. Picture: Mike Trimpe

Claire Bannwarth (France), who just one week earlier gained the Kodiak 100 Mile by UTMB race, was the final lady standing. She ran 250 miles over 60 yards in 60 hours. Amanda Nelson (Canada) went practically as far too. Nelson totaled 237 miles over 57 hours operating.

Full outcomes.

Claire Bannwarth - 2023 Big Dog's Backyard Ultra

Claire Bannwarth, the final lady standing on the 2023 Massive Canine’s Yard Extremely. Picture: Keith Knipling

Further Races and Runs

Man In opposition to Horse 50 Mile – Prescott, Arizona

Race winner Peter Mortimer beat the horses with a 7:35 50-mile end. He was properly over 90 minutes higher than the primary horse. The primary horse to complete was ridden by Jennifer Herbert. Ladies’s winner Stephanie Rosebaugh completed in 9:12. Full outcomes.

2023 Man Against Horse 50 Mile - Peter Mortimer

Peter Mortimer profitable 2023 Man In opposition to Horse 50 Mile. Picture: Melissa Ruse

Jennifer Herbert - 2023 Man Against Horse 50 Mile horse champion

Jennifer Herbert and her horse on the 2023 Man In opposition to Horse 50 Mile. The staff was the primary horse to complete. Picture: James Bonnett

Stephanie Rosebaugh - 2023 Man Against Horse 50 Mile champion

Stephanie Rosebaugh, 2023 Man In opposition to Horse 50 Mile girls’s champion. Picture: James Bonnett

Javelina Jundred 100k – Fountain Hills, Arizona

Within the undercard to the 100-mile race, Rajpaul Pannu and Anna Kacius gained the 100k race in 7:15 and eight:13. Each finishes have been new course information. Full outcomes.

Mammoth Cave 50k – Mammoth Cave, Kentucky

The third annual race had Jack Harding and Geri Keller main the best way in 4:59 and 5:35. Full outcomes.

Stone Steps 50k – Cincinnati, Ohio

Males’s winner Brendan Buten completed in 4:56 and ladies’s champ Zoe Crabtree crossed in 6:09.  Full outcomes.

Ozark Path 100 Mile – Steelville, Missouri

Tentative outcomes are in, and it’s wanting like Cody Jones and Lily Charles gained on the point-to-point race on the enduring Ozark Path. Jones got here residence in 19:12, whereas Charles completed in 22:07. Full outcomes.

Cody Jones - 2023 Ozark Trail 100 Mile champion

Cody Jones, 2023 Ozark Path 100 Mile champion. Picture: Ozark Path 100 Mile

Lily Charles - 2023 Ozark Trail 100 Mile champion

Lily Charles (proper) on her solution to profitable the 2023 Ozark Path 100 Mile. Picture: Ozark Path 100 Mile

Marine Corps Marathon 50k – Arlington, Virginia

Calum Neff and Anna Staats led the marathon occasion’s extremely distance race in 2:55 and three:35. Full outcomes.

Georgia Sky to Summit 50k – Dillard, Georgia

This race was run on a difficult course that totaled 7,500 toes of elevation achieve. Solely the top-three males completed beneath six hours. Lukas Burrer gained in 5:46, and Brian O’Neill beat out Gary Conner by solely two seconds for second place. Each completed in 5:52. Caroline Moore took the ladies’s crown in 6:06, and Brooke Jones and Maria Martinez Ferrandiz have been second and third in 6:25 and 6:33, respectively. Full outcomes.

2024 Skyrunner World Collection

The 2023 collection wrapped up and the 2024 calendar was introduced.

  • April 6 – Calamorro Skyrace – Spain
  • Might 2 – Acantilados del Norte – Spain
  • Might 4 – Skyrace des Matheysins – France
  • Might 18 – Skyrace des Gorges du Tarn – France
  • Might 25 – Orizaba Skyrace – Mexico
  • June 1 – Hochkönigman Skyrace – Austria
  • June 6 – Cordillera Blanca Skyrace – Peru
  • June 15 – Madeira Skyrace – Portugal
  • June 22 – Minotaur Skyrace – Canada
  • June 23 – Skyrace du Mercantour – France
  • June 29 – Kaiserkrone Skyrace – Austria
  • August 23 – Matterhorn Ultraks – Switzerland
  • August 25 – Trofeo Kima – Italy
  • September 22 – Maga SkyMarathon – Italy
  • September 28 – Gorbeai Suzien – Spain
  • October 12 – Limone Excessive Skyrace – Italy
  • October 26 – 2 Peaks Skyrace – South Korea
  • November 2 – Penang Skyrace – Malaysia
  • November 9 – Sagalassos Skyrace – Turkey
  • November 16 – Marato del Dements – Spain

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