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Pommeret and Valmassoi Run to Victory – iRunFar

All roads result in Chamonix, France. That’s the way it’s typically felt this summer time, and that’s how it’s with the entire UTMB Mont-Blanc competition group of races too. The 2022 TDS, an acronym for Sur les Traces des Ducs de Savoie, left from Courmayeur, Italy, at midnight native time on Tuesday, August 23. Some 1,600 runners lit the evening on clockwise route again to Chamonix. The difficult 145-kilometer (90 miles) path totaled 9,100 meters (29,855 ft) of elevation acquire on a course that’s been run since 2019.

2022 TDS Males’s Race

Ludovic Pommeret (France) added one other win to his wealthy UTMB competition historical past. Pommeret, age 47, began way back to twenty fifth some seven kilometers into the race and eventually moved into the standalone lead close to the 99k level. There can be no query of the race’s consequence the remainder of the best way. Pommeret completed in 18:37, spraying champagne across the end space earlier than backtracking to gather excessive fives.

Ludovic Pommeret - 2022 TDS men's winner

Ludovic Pommeret celebrates successful the 2022 TDS. All photographs: UTMB

His end time compares favorably to Erik-Sebastian Krogvig‘s 2021 18:49 win, although Pommeret didn’t method Pablo Villa‘s 2019 18:03 course document. Pommeret was third himself at TDS that very same yr, and coincidentally additionally in 18:37. He was sixth earlier this yr on the Western States 100 in June and famously received the 2016 version of UTMB with an enormous comeback.

Nobody was near Pommeret, however Joaquin Lopez (Ecuador) was simply forward of 26-year-old Elias Kadi (France) for second. The 2 completed in 19:32 and 19:49, respectively. Lopez was sixth at UTMB in 2019, nevertheless it was Kadi’s first race in Chamonix.

Elias Kadi - 2022 TDS third place man

Elias Kadi, the 2022 TDS third place man.

The remainder of the highest 10 included:

4 – Martin Kern (France) – 20:06
5 – Guillaume Beauxis (France) – 20:08
6 – Estanislao Rivero (Spain) – 20:21
7 – Sébastien Camus (France) – 21:03
8 – Tòfol Castanyer (Spain) – 21:07
9 – Jean-Francois Pugin (France) – 21:22
10 – Carmelo Gonzalez (Spain) – 22:07

Matt Palilla was the primary American with an 18th-place, 23:13 end. The 40-year-old was the winner of the 2021 Waldo 100k.

Fellow People Scott Darios and Mike Foote ran to 62nd- and 77th-place finishes in 28:05 and 28:51, however 2021 TDS 14th-placer Cordis Corridor and 2022 Hardrock 100 finisher Matt Urbanski dropped.

Full outcomes.

2022 TDS Girls’s Race

Martina Valmassoi (Italy) took the ladies’s crown with a 22:42 end, and he or she did so whereas maintaining a social media presence all through the race. That end time was higher than Manon Bohard‘s 23:11 win from final yr, however Audrey Tanguy‘s lofty 2019 course document nonetheless stands at 21:36. Although racing much less lately, Valmassoi is a well-liked ski mountaineer who was eleventh on the Lavaredo Extremely Path in 2021.

Martina Valmassoi - 2022 TDS women's winner

Martina Valmassoi on her strategy to successful the 2022 TDS.

Claudia Tremps (Spain) was proper behind the race winner, coming by in 22:59. Tremps was 10 minutes again of Valmassoi on the 100k level, and solely conceded just a few extra minutes the remainder of the best way. Tremps was ninth at UTMB final yr.

Katharina Hartmuth (Germany) was third in 23:22.

Claudia Tremps - 2022 TDS second place woman

Claudia Tremps, the 2022 TDS second place lady.

The remainder of the highest 10 included:

4 – Julia Rezzi (France) – 24:03
5 – Ildikó Wermescher (Hungary) – 24:38
6 – Aline Coquard (France) – 24:55
7 – Wen-Fei Xie (China) – 26:05
8 – Céline Finas (France) – 26:28
9 – Stacey Marion (USA) – 27:11
10 – Jessica Marion (USA) – 27:11

Each Kristina Pattison and Corrine Malcolm of the USA dropped earlier than the end.

Full outcomes.



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