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March 6, 2023 – iRunFar

March 6, 2023 – iRunFar


This Week in Running Justin Mock TWIRName it a giant three — the Approach Too Cool 50k, the Jackpot Ultrarunning Competition, and the ISMF Ski Mountaineering World Championships — after which a bunch of smaller U.S. races this week. That’s what we’ve received for “This Week In Working.”

Approach Too Cool 50k – Cool, California

The Approach Too Cool 50k went off for its thirty third 12 months on an virtually totally singletrack route whereas gaining 4,839 toes. This 12 months’s version featured race-day rain, plenty of water, and loads of mud.


Barely two minutes break up the to-three males. Craig Hunt escaped the group off the entrance for a 3:23 first-place end. Hunt, aged 32 and the pinnacle cross-country coach at Coconino Neighborhood School in Flagstaff, Arizona, was second on the FOURmidable 50k race simply two weeks in the past. For perspective, Hunt’s end was 10 minutes again of Tim Tollefson’s 2022 successful time.

Craig Hunt - 2023 Way Too Cool 50k - men's winner

Craig Hunt, the 2023 Approach Too Cool 50k males’s winner. All photographs: Approach Too Cool 50k/Amy Classon

Ryan Becker and Christopher Myers adopted in 3:24 and three:25, respectively.

2023 Way Too Cool 50k men's podium

The 2023 Approach Too Cool 50k males’s podium (l-to-r): 3. Christopher Myers, 1. Craig Hunt, 2. and Ryan Becker.


The boys ran it fairly shut, however the ladies did too. The primary three ladies completed in fast succession.

Katherine Brief hit the end first in 4:03. Brief, like males’s winner Hunt, is 32 years outdated, and was fifth at this 12 months’s Bandera 100k in January. And likewise as with the boys’s race, Brief didn’t match the 2022 successful time when EmKay Sullivan ran 3:45.

Katherine Short - 2023 Way Too Cool 50k - women's winner

Katherine Brief wins the 2023 Approach Too Cool 50k ladies’s race.

Leah Yingling was solely 51 seconds behind Brief in second in 4:04, and Katie Asmuth chased to 3rd in 4:07.

Full outcomes.

Leah Yingling hugs Katherine Short

Second place Leah Yingling (blue prime and gray shorts) hugs winner Katherine Brief on the end of the 2023 Approach Too Cool 50k.

Jackpot Ultrarunning Competition – Las Vegas, Nevada

USATF 100-Mile Highway Nationwide Championships

Issues received stepping into Sin Metropolis on Friday on a 1.17-mile loop. There was a $4,000 money purse with $1,200 to every winner. This 12 months’s race lacked a number of the star energy of prior years.

Jonah Backstrom, age 49, edged Zach Merrin on the prime of the cardboard. Backstrom ran 14:11 and Merrin adopted in 14:48.

Backstrom was fourth eventually 12 months’s race in 14:10 and Merrin was earlier fourth on the 2020 Tunnel Hill 100 Mile in 13:25.

Pete Kostelnick was third in 15:47.

Pre-race favourite Zach Bitter folded from the race early, simply earlier than reaching midway.

Native runner Sierra DeGroff turned in a royal flush and received the ladies’s race in 15:59. Lisa Cabiles and Heather Huggins ran 16:42 and 17:09 for the following podium positions.

Different Race Distances

Jordan Camastro and Sarah Mirey received the six-hour fixed-time race with 41 and 39 miles.

Twelve-hour leaders Wyatt Hockmeyer and Allison Cromwell totaled 62 and 53 miles, respectively.

Over 24 hours, Tim Higham and Ellen Lagerman racked up 122 and 87 miles.

Jeff Garmire and Rachel Entrekin ran 200 and 190 miles on the prime of the 48-hour race.

Fifty-mile winners David Drebsky and Michelle Hurn completed in 9:23 and seven:56.

And within the separate non-USATF nationwide championships 100-mile race, it was Joel Gartenberg and Erin Maruoka successful in 19:51 and 22:20, respectively.

Full outcomes.

ISMF Ski Mountaineering World Championships – Boí Taüll, Spain

European ski mountaineering races at all times characteristic so many names acquainted to path working that we wish to share a few of them in our weekly round-ups.

Particular person

Remi Bonnet (Switzerland) led Matteo Eydallin (Italy) and Robert Antonioli (Italy) with 1:20, 1:22, and 1:22 finishes. The primary American was Christopher Jones in fortieth and 1:40.

Axelle Mollaret (France) took the ladies’s crown in 1:17, and Alba De Silvestro (Italy) and Giulia Murada (Italy) completed on the rostrum too, each in 1:20. Rea Kolbl (U.S.) was prime American in 18th and 1:29.


Each Bonnet and Mollaret received the Vertical race too, this time in 21:54 and 26:22.

Bonnet was pursued closest by Maximilien Drion Du Chapois (Belgium) and Gedeon Pochat Cottilloux (France) in 22:54 and 23:05. Artwork Whitehead was first American in forty first and 27:19.

Mollaret’s chasers had been Sarah Dreier (Austria) and, once more, De Silvestro, and so they completed in 26:55 and 27:22, respectively. Kolbl, of the U.S., was nineteenth this time in 30:59.

Full outcomes.

Further Races and Runs

Monument Valley Extremely – Monument Valley, Utah

Timberlin Henderson squeaked beneath the seven-hour mark with 11 seconds to spare whereas successful the 50 miler. Ladies’s finest Michelle Geib completed in 10:00. Fifty-kilometer winners Jason Schlarb and Mimmi Kotka (Sweden, lives in France) received in 4:25 and 4:42. Half-marathon winners Justin Ricks and Ida Nilsson (Sweden, lives in Norway) clocked 1:30 and 1:37 finishes. Full outcomes.

Pink Mountain 55k – St. George, Utah

Caleb Olson and Sarah Cummings had been victorious in 4:13 and 5:06. Full outcomes.

Bare Bavarian 40 Mile – Leesport, Pennsylvania

The race was run as a double lollipop and Mitchell Spittle and Vilma Valaitiene did it the quickest in 5:54 and 6:56. Full outcomes.

No Man’s 50k – Triangle, Virginia

The all-women’s race noticed 28 finishers with Amy Buesseler successful in 5:10. Full outcomes.

Music Metropolis Path Extremely 50k – Pegram, Tennessee

A small discipline of 43 finishers was led by Sam Harvey (New Zealand) and Anna Curtis in 4:46 and 6:30. Full outcomes.

Foothills Extremely 50k – Pickens, South Carolina

Within the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Drew Welch and Shannon Howell ran two loops to get to 50k in 6:18 and 6:53. Full outcomes.

Ozark Highlands 50k – Norfork, Arkansas

This one was fairly small too with simply 25 finishers. Justin Stewart and Sarah Mercer received to the end first in 4:17 and 5:44, respectively. Full outcomes.

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