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February 12, 2024 – iRunFar


This Week in Running Justin Mock TWIRMarvel, marvel! There was once snow in Arizona on the Black Canyon 100k and there wasn’t in Wisconsin on the U.S. Nationwide Showshoe Championships.

The ones races had been a part of an up and down weekend.

Black Canyon 100k – Mayer, Arizona

iRunFar dropped a larger race recap previous. The race was once each a Golden Price tag race for the Western States 100 and a part of the first-year International Path Majors. The highest 3 finishers all earned access to the 2024 Western States 100.

Marvel snow compelled a not on time get started, however then Hayden Hawks got here again from a 2023 damage to win in a brand new direction listing time, and Rachel Drake stepped up in distance to run well past a deep ladies’s box. After that, I’m shook! Each the boys’s and ladies’s podium and most sensible 10 lists featured some bracket busters.

2024 Black Canyon 100k - start

A cold begin to the 2024 Black Canyon 100k. Photograph: Jesse Ellis/Let’s Wander Pictures


Hayden Hawks dropped from the Western States 100 in June 2023 with damage and hadn’t raced since. If he had any questions on his post-surgery comeback, he were given his solutions right here. Hawks received the race in 7:30. That’s two mins higher than Anthony Costales’s 2023 successful time, and 25 mins sooner than Hawks’s personal 2020 successful time.

2nd-place Jupiter Carera Casas (Mexico) was once out of this international in 7:39 and Chris Myers had a breakout run in 7:43 for 3rd. That’s a large step up for each, however Carera Casas was once nationwide elegance at the observe in Mexico a decade in the past. He’s run as speedy as 29:58 for 10,000 meters, and Myers had a number of up and up podium finishes final yr.

We’re going to run effects 20 down, after which pick out up some extra acquainted names too to take a look at to truly see how the deep box performed.

Hayden Hawks - 2024 Black Canyon 100k men's winner

Hayden Hawks on his option to successful the 2024 Black Canyon 100k. Photograph: Jesse Ellis/Let’s Wander Pictures

The total males’s most sensible 20 was once:

1 – Hayden Hawks – 7:30
2 – Jupiter Carera Casas (Mexico) – 7:39
3 – Chris Myers – 7:43
4 – Craig Hunt – 7:46
5 – Stephen Kersh – 7:47
6 – Tracen Knopp –  7:48
7 – Eric LiPuma –  7:48
8 – Gabriel Kline – 7:51
9 – Nate Jewkes – 8:03
10 – Hans Troyer – 8:03
11 – Tim Tollefson – 8:06
12 – Ferdinand Airault (France) – 8:10
13 – Noah Dusseau – 8:16
14 – Rod Farvard – 8:19
15 – Timothy Reed – 8:27
16 – Jeffrey Stern – 8:29
17 – William Conner – 8:29
18 – Hector Rodriguez Barragan (Mexico) – 8:30
19 – Matthew Seidel – 8:37
20 – Canyon Woodward – 8:44

After which the opposite acquainted names highlighted in pre-race previews:

21 – Jon Rea – 8:45
25 – Cole Watson – 8:50
26 – Ryan 1st viscount montgomery of alamein – 8:52
30 – Andrew Bumbalough – 9:12
41 – Mark Hammond – 9:56
42 – Calum Neff (Canada) – 9:57
47 – Jared Hazen – 10:13

Ryan 1st viscount montgomery of alamein identifies as non-binary, however competes within the males’s race.

Drops integrated JP Giblin, Adam Merry, and Pei-Quan You (China).

Despite the fact that entered, Justin Grunewald and Rajpaul Pannu didn’t get started the race. Grunewald is at the get started record for subsequent weekend’s Tarawera via UTMB 100k and Pannu is registered for subsequent weekend’s Jackpot 100 Mile race.


Rachel Drake chased a quick get started and outran the remainder of the ladies past due with an 8:47 successful time. That’s simply two mins again of Keely Henninger’s 2023 successful time. Drake’s most definitely absolute best identified for her fresh shorter direction luck, however dang, she simply doesn’t ever have a nasty race. And extra again at longer distances, Drake was once 7th on the 2019 CCC race too.

Becca Windell and Lauren Puretz got here in subsequent at 8:52 and 9:06. Windell received the 2021 Endure 100 Mile and Puretz was once 8th on the 2022 Javelina 100 Mile.

Rachel Drake - 2024 Black Canyon 100k - women's winner

Rachel Drake on her option to successful the 2024 Black Canyon 100k. Photograph: Jesse Ellis/Let’s Wander Pictures

As with the boys’s race, the remainder of the highest 10 had some rookies too.

1 – Rachel Drake – 8:47
2 – Becca Windell – 8:52
3 – Lauren Puretz – 9:06
4 – Jenna Bensko – 9:11
5 – Kathryn Drew – 9:15
6 – Geneviève Asselin-Demers (Canada) – 9:17
7 – Tara Dower – 9:19
8 – Anna McKenna (Australia) – 9:28
9 – Riley Brady – 9:33
10 – Marci Klimek – 9:41
11 – Arden Younger (Canada) – 9:46
12 – Corinne Shalvoy – 9:52
13 – Heather Jackson – 9:56
14 – Lucie Hanes – 9:58
15 – Shea Aquilano – 10:24
16 – Amanda Nelson – 10:24
17 – Amy Cameron – 10:28
18 – Leah Ling – 10:46
19 – Kristen Schindler – 10:51
20 – Mariya Nikolova (Bulgaria) – 10:52

Riley Brady identifies as non-binary, however competes within the ladies’s race.

Different runners highlighted within the pre-race previews integrated:

21 – Jacquie Mannhard – 10:55
22 – Lucy Bartholomew (Australia) – 10:59
23 – Cat Bradley – 11:10

Drops integrated Allison Baca, Sarah Biehl, EmKay Sullivan, and Rachel Tomajczyk.

Despite the fact that entered, Anna Mae FlynnAnna KaciusAnne-Marie Madden (Canada), and Kat Quick (Canada) didn’t get started the race.

Complete effects.

The following Western States 100 Golden Price tag race is the April 27 Canyons via UTMB 100k in California, and the following International Path Majors match is the February 24 Transgrancanaria 126k race in Spain.

Black Canyon 60k – Mayer, Arizona

The race came about an afternoon after the Black Canyon 100k and it was once all Hemming and no hawing. Eli Hemming led from the begin to end the 60k (37 miles) in 4:06. That’s a brand new direction listing and was once method up on everybody else. Brad Miles was once 2nd in 4:35 and Brett Hornig was once 3rd in 4:41.

Elena Horton beat out a powerful ladies’s box with a 4:57 end. That’s slightly two mins in the back of Mimmi Kotka’s 2023 successful time. Georgia Porter and Keely Henninger chased to 2nd and 3rd in 5:00 and 5:04, respectively.

Complete effects.

Further Races and Runs

Barcelona Part Marathon – Barcelona, Spain

Alex García (Spain) and Roberto Delorenzi (Switzerland) sprinted it out, each completing in 1:08 because the Twenty first- and Twenty second-place finishers. Garcia was once 6th on the 2023 International Mountain Working Championships Up and Down race and Delorenzi was once 6th and 3rd, respectively, on the 2023 Pikes Height Ascent and Mammoth Trailfest 26k. Within the ladies’s race, path runner Júlia Font (Spain) was once twenty sixth in 1:16. Complete effects.

The Ranch 50k – Escondido, California

Some 46 finishers had been led via Carl Maclean and Amelia Valinsky-Fillipow in 4:28 and 5:37. Complete effects.

Pemberton Path 50k – Fountain Hills, Arizona

The longtime race noticed 39 finishers fronted via Benjamin Cook dinner and Natalie Horn in 3:32 and four:11. Complete effects.

Rocky 50 – Huntsville, Texas

Per week after the 100-mile race, the 50-mile and 50k races had been again at Huntsville State Park. Zach Sour and Nicole Sour received the 50 miler in 6:59 and seven:40, and 50k leaders Matt Smith and Maria Quintana completed in 4:18 and 5:19. Complete effects.

U.S. Nationwide Showshoe Championships – Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Unfortunately, there wasn’t sufficient snow on this U.S. Higher Midwest location within the middle of wintry weather to put on snowshoes. In Saturday’s 10k race, Morgan Elliott and Laurel Moyer received in 36:26 and 42:37. Complete effects.

Mill Stone 50k – Citadel Mill, South Carolina

Working on a three-loop direction, Drew Marshall set a brand new direction listing in 3:26, and Louise Hindal Acer received the ladies’s race in 4:54. Complete effects.

Subsequent Weekend – Tarawera via UTMB – Rotorua, New Zealand

The 2023 race winner Daniel Jones (New Zealand) returns as the boys’s 100k favourite. His closest problem may just come from American citizens Justin Grunewald and Sage Canaday. Sam McCutcheon (New Zealand), at the entrants record and fourth right here in 2023, says he received’t get started because of sickness. Ruth Croft (New Zealand) is a heavy favourite within the ladies’s race. Caitlin Fielder (New Zealand) is at the entrants record, however has reportedly dropped all the way down to the 50k race. Fielder was once 6th within the 2022 Golden Path International Sequence.

Within the 100-mile contest, Adrian MacDonald (U.S.) may just turn into the second one consecutive American guy to win at Tarawera over 100 miles, and Naomi Logo (South Africa) appears to be the ladies’s most sensible contender. Jo Zakrzewski (U.Okay., lives in Australia) may additionally characteristic within the ladies’s 100-mile race.

[Jo Zakrzewski is currently serving a one-year ban from racing events sanctioned by U.K. Athletics for using a car in the 2023 Manchester To Liverpool Ultra 50 Mile, but is still permitted to race in other jurisdictions.]

Complete entrant record.

Tarawera Ultramarathon - course

A listing selection of starters are anticipated for the fifteenth version of the Tarawera Extremely, happening from 17 to 18 February, 2024. Photograph: Cameron McKenzie

Subsequent Weekend – Jackpot Ultras – Henderson, Nevada

The USATF 100-Mile Street Nationwide Championships can be run as a standalone race on Friday, February 16, become independent from the race’s primary 100-mile contest. There’s a $4,000 prize handbag with $1,200 going to each and every of the winners.

The 2023 winner Jonah Backstrom can be again. He ran 14:11 final yr. He’ll be challenged via Rajpaul Pannu, who ran 5:02 on the Tunnel Hill 50 Mile race in November 2023.

Two-time Badwater 135 Mile winner Ashley Paulson is at the get started record, however her social media is pointing to the Purple Mountain 50k in 3 weeks as a substitute. If racing despite the fact that, she’s a heavy favourite within the ladies’s staff.

[Ashley Paulson served a six-month doping sanction, in 2015 and 2016, due to a doping violation in a triathlon for a positive test for ostarine, a selective androgen receptor modulator (SARM).]

Complete entrants record.

Marathon International Document-Holder Kelvin Kiptum Passes Away at Age 24

Tragic information rocked highway operating this weekend. Marathon international record-holder Kelvin Kiptum (Kenya) and his trainer Gervais Hakizimana (Rwanda) each died in one automotive coincidence in Kenya on Sunday, February 11. A 3rd passenger was once transported to the medical institution with accidents. Kiptum, age 24, set the marathon international listing with an improbable 2:00:35 run on the October 2023 Chicago Marathon. Hakizimana was once 37 years previous. iRunFar gives its condolences to the friends and family of Kiptum and Hakizimana.

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