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August 15, 2022 – iRunFar

This Week in Running Justin Mock TWIRThe Golden Path World Sequence and World Mountain Working Affiliation World Cup converged at Sierre-Zinal in Switzerland, and Kenya got here away the winners. There was a little bit bit extra racing on the market too, and we’ll ease into the week with one other This Week in Working.

Sierre-Zinal – Sierre, Switzerland

It was double gold for Kenya at Sierre-Zinal and the nation had a robust exhibiting all through the highest 10 too.

The 31-kilometer race is likely one of the world’s greatest, and this yr’s run was once more a part of each the World Mountain Working Affiliation’s World Cup and the Golden Path World Sequence. You too can learn extra in our 2022 Sierre-Zinal outcomes article.


The race begins with a giant climb and close to the highest Mark Kangogo (Kenya) made a transfer that broke up the pack. He later shed countryman Patrick Kipngeno and completed alone in first at 2:27. It was Kangogo’s debut run at Sierre-Zinal and his end sits third greatest ever, two minutes again of the course report from 2019. Kangogo seems to carry 1:02 half marathon and a couple of:14 marathon bests, courting to 2014 and 2018, respectively.

Andreu Blanes (Spain) took a figurative parachute off the excessive level and blasted the downhill to complete second in 2:29. Kipngeno, this yr’s WMRA World Cup chief, was third in 2:29.

Whereas course report holder and nine-time winner Kilian Jornet (Spain) was excessive fiving followers towards the end, Petro Mamu (Eritrea) slipped previous and the pair completed fourth and fifth in 2:30. Jornet in fact is the 2022 Hardrock 100 champion, and he’s anticipated to race once more in two weeks at UTMB.

[In 2017, Mamu failed two doping tests, after both the World Mountain Running Championships and the World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships. He was given a nine-month ban starting in September of 2017 by the IAAF for testing positive for fenoterol.]

Mark Kangogo - 2022 Sierre-Zinal men's champion

Mark Kangogo, the 2022 Sierre-Zinal males’s champion. Picture: Marco Gulberti/Corsa in Montagna

The race is so deep, so we’ll record out the highest 20 beneath.

6 – Philemon Kiriago (Kenya) – 2:30
7 – Robert Pkemboi (Kenya) – 2:31
8 – Daniel Osanz (Spain) – 2:34
9 – Rémi Bonnet (Switzerland) – 2:34
10 – Robbie Simpson (U.Okay.) – 2:34
11 – Dominick Rolli (Switzerland) – 2:37
12 – Anthony Felber (France) – 2:37
13 – Sylvain Cachard (France) – 2:38
14 – Francesco Puppi (Italy) – 2:38
15 – Daniel Pattis (Italy) – 2:39
16 – Thomas Roach (Austria) – 2:39
17 – Stephen Wenk (Switzerland) – 2:40
18 – Geoffrey Ndungu (Kenya) – 2:40
19 – Mekonen Tefera (Ethiopia) – 2:40
20 – Cristian Minoggio (Italy) – 2:40

American outcomes included Eli Hemming (twenty first),  Jeshurun Small (forty ninth), and Nicholas Turco (57th).


Esther Chesang (Kenya) zoomed out from the bounce, however Maude Mathys (Switzerland), winner of the final three Sierre-Zinals and the course report holder, made it shut. Mathys outran Chesang on the downhill, however Chesang completed 30 second in entrance, each at 2:52. Mathys’s course report stands at 2:46. Chesang, one other new title to this column, seems to have 1:09 half marathon and a couple of:26 marathon bests, from 2019 and 2021, respectively.

[In 2015, Mathys received a warning without suspension from the Disciplinary Chamber for Doping Cases of Swiss Olympic for two positive tests for clomifene (previously clomiphene) after it was determined that she was mistakenly taking the drug without first obtaining a World Anti-Doping Agency Therapeutic Use Exemption.]

The 2 frontrunners gapped the sphere and Philiares Kisang (Kenya), Teresiah Omosa (Kenya), and Sarah McCormack (Eire, lives in U.Okay.) had been third by fifth in 2:58, 3:01, and three:04.

Esther Chesang - 2022 Sierre-Zinal women's champion

Esther Chesang, the 2022 Sierre-Zinal ladies’s champion. Picture: Marco Gulberti/Corsa in Montagna

The rest of the highest 20 went as follows:

6 – Bailey Kowalzcyk (USA) – 3:04
7 – Lucy Murigi (Kenya) – 3:06
8 – Núria Gil (Spain) – 3:07
9 – Sara Alonso (Spain) – 3:08
10 – Tabor Hemming (USA) – 3:08
11 – Sally Jepkosgei (Kenya) – 3:09
12 – Patricia Pineda (Spain) – 3:09
13 – Mathilde Sagnes (France) – 3:09
14 – Camilla Magliano (France) – 3:10
15 – Julie Roux (France) – 3:11
16 – Alice Gaggi (Italy) – 3:11
17 – Theres Leboeuf (Switzerland) – 3:13
18 – Oihana Kortazar (Spain) – 3:14
19 – Kimber Mattox (USA) – 3:14
20 – Dani Moreno (USA) – 3:15

Different People within the worldwide discipline included EmKay Sullivan (twenty eighth) and Ashley Brasovan (thirty third).

Full outcomes.

Skåla Opp – Stryn, Norway

It was the twentieth Skåla Opp, and regrettably the race’s final too. The course appears to be roughly 8k with an uphill end, and the U.S. greenback equal of $3,568 went to the winners with cash going eight deep. Regardless of the wealthy prize purse, the race discipline was largely Norwegian.


Stian Angermund (Norway) was three minutes in entrance of everybody in 1:08. Henri Aymonod (Italy) and Thorbjørn Ludvigsen (Norway) had been second and third in 1:11, 33 seconds aside.

Joseph Grey (U.S.A.) was fourth in 1:12.


Lina El Kott (Sweden) raced to a 1:27 victory, two minutes higher than Johanna Åström (Sweden). Monica Solvang (Norway) was third, additionally in 1:29, however 22 seconds behind Åström.

Full outcomes.

Extra Races and Runs

European Athletics Championships Marathon – Munich, Germany

Nienke Brinkman (The Netherlands, lives in Switzerland) completed third within the marathon in 2:28:52, 17 seconds again of the winner. Full outcomes.

Kesugi Ridge Traverse – Alaska

The Kesugi Ridge Traverse occasion included a full traverse of 30 miles and a half traverse of 15.5 miles. The total traverse was received by Peter Midday in 4:52, and Chloe Papier in 6:10. Cody Priest and Jenna DiFolco took prime spots within the half traverse, in 2:11 and a couple of:37, respectively.

Full outcomes.

Peter Midday, the 2022 Kesugi Ridge Traverse males’s winner. Picture courtesy of Matias Saari.

Chloe Papier - 2022 Kesugi Ridge Traverse winner

Chloe Papier, the 2022 Kesugi Ridge Traverse ladies’s champion. Picture courtesy of Matias Saari.

Swiss Alps 100 Mile – Fiesch, Switzerland

Three extremely distances had been contested, in fact all on mountain routes. Gabriela Sboarina (Switzerland) and Denise Zimmerman (Switzerland) received the 100-mile race in 25:17 and 29:26, Manuel Sprenger (Switzerland) and Kerstin Dusch (Switzerland) led the 100k in 12:30 and 14:46, and Greg Miescher (Switzerland) and Marta Molist (Spain) shined within the 50k in 5:52 and 6:27. Full outcomes.

Bigfoot 200 Mile – Mount St. Helens, Washington

They’re nonetheless going, 200 miles takes days, however, on the time of writing, Jovica Spajic and Joanna Pisarski presently lead. Spajic is 139 miles in after some 36 hours of operating, and Pisarski has run 109 miles over 34 hours. Spajic was second ultimately yr’s Moab 240 MileMonitoring.

Waldo 100k – Oakridge, Oregon

Colton Gale and Jessie Goodell triumphed in 9:33 and 12:21, respectively. Full outcomes.

Colton Gale - 2022 Waldo 100k men's champion

Colton Gale profitable the 2022 Waldo 100k. Picture: Waldo 100k

Resort to Rock 50k – Boise, Idaho

A small discipline of 31 finishers was led by Michael Postaski and Jessica Milander in 4:20 and 5:52. Full outcomes.

Ute 100 Mile – La Sal, Utah

Run Bum Excursions topped Jeff Hern and Elle Jones as winners. Hern completed in 24:08, and Jones in 27:27. Jones’s mark was a brand new course report for the fifth-year race. Full outcomes.

Jap States 100 Mile – Waterville, Pennsylvania

The race runs as a single, 103-mile loop that collects 20,000 ft of elevation achieve. Ryan Clifford was two and a half hours higher than everybody else with a 20:13 end, and Justyna Wilson received for the ladies in 26:04. Full outcomes.

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Possibly it was a little bit quiet, possibly as a result of UTMB is on the horizon? Whatcha’ received from the weekend so as to add to the outcomes right here?



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