For the primary time since 2018, runners lined up for the 2022 IAU 100k World Championships. This 12 months’s version, hosted by the city of Bernau, Germany, simply northeast of Berlin, noticed athletes from 42 international locations deal with the flat-and-fast course on the extensive Wandlitzer Chaussee, a wind-protected path by the neighboring forests. The entire race festivities centered across the metropolis’s Bernau Bauhaus monument, with runners coming again by the beginning and end line a complete of 14 instances.
Runners began out with a fast 2.5-kilometer opening lap earlier than embarking on 13 laps of a triple out-and-back, 7.5k course with two tight 180-degree hairpin turns and yet one more gradual flip by the beginning/end space. The distinctive format of this race allowed rivals to see one another doubtlessly as much as thrice per lap. With minimal elevation achieve on the course, it was an ideal setup to see information being damaged.
Within the ladies’s discipline, the favorites included Camille Chaigneau and Floriane Scorching, each of France. For the lads, it appeared that the Japanese staff could be dominant with present 100-kilometer world report holder Nao Kazami among the many discipline. It was only a matter of what number of staff members the Japanese contingent may place on the rostrum, and who could be the one to attempt to knock them off.
2022 IAU 100k World Championships Girls’s Race
Within the 100-strong ladies’s discipline, it was the French staff to look at with the highest duo of Camille Chaigneau and Floriane Scorching. Because the 2022 French 100-kilometer nationwide champion, Scorching had excessive ambitions for the race.
It was a quick begin on the entrance of the sphere for Chaigneau, who shortly confirmed her intentions of taking management of the race. Just a bit over midway, at 55 kilometers, she led the sphere with a minute hole over Finland’s Satu Lipiäinen. Courtney Olsen of the USA, Caitriona Jennings of Eire, and Floriane Scorching of France all sat within the prime 5 biding their time.
After 70 kilometers, the highest 5 stayed almost the identical, with solely Olsen slipping two positions down the leaderboard to fifth. The gaps remained small between the highest 5 and the order unchanged for the following 10k earlier than Scorching surged to the lead at 92.5 kilometers, shortly placing a 36-second hole on teammate Chaigneau. A fading Chaigneau couldn’t maintain on to the relentless tempo over the closing kilometers, finally dropping almost a minute and a half to Scorching however retaining her second place. Jennings made a valiant try to catch Chaigneau, however was solely in a position to get inside 45 seconds, and Olsen and Lipiäinen raced arduous to the tip, ending inside eight seconds of one another for fourth and fifth.
Scorching’s time of seven:04:03 bested her earlier 100-kilometer private report of seven:42 by a l,ot however was far off the world-record time of 6:33. Jennings’s third-place end was a world report within the W40 age class, besting Brazil’s Maria Auxiliadora’s 1998 time of seven:20:22.
Within the ladies’s staff race, Crew USA took dwelling gold, with France and Japan incomes silver and bronze, respectively. The highest-three particular person finishers of every staff scored for the staff occasion. Crew USA was led by Olsen’s fourth-place end, Anna Kacius’s seventh place, and Nicole Monette’s eleventh place.
2022 IAU 100k World Championships Girls’s Outcomes
- Floriane Scorching (France) – 7:04:03
- Camille Chaigneau (France) — 7:06:32
- Caitriona Jennings (Eire) — 7:07:16
- Courtney Olsen (USA) — 7:15:29
- Satu Lipiäinen (Finland) — 7:15:35
- Miho Nakata (Japan) — 7:19:12
- Anna Kacius (USA) — 7:24:41
- Silvia Luna (Italy) — 7:29:01
- Federica Moroni (Italy) — 7:31:45
- Mai Fujisawa (Japan) — 7:32:22
2022 IAU 100k World Championships Males’s Race
All eyes had been on the Japanese staff heading into the occasion. With a powerful four-man roster that included Nao Kazami, the reigning world-record holder for the 100-kilometer distance, there was speak of a Japanese podium sweep. However with 133 runners beginning, there have been certain to be loads of others to problem the staff’s dominance.
As anticipated, 62.5 kilometers and three:42 into the race, there have been three Japanese runners within the prime 4, with Jumpei Yamaguchi main, Haruki Okayama in third, and Kazami in fourth. Zukile Vellem of Russia held the second spot.
By 77.5 kilometers, Okayama had moved into the lead, being tailed intently by younger 24-year-old French runner Guillaume Ruel. Yamaguchi stored the hole shut in third whereas Kazami began to fade again. The 2 leaders would proceed to run inside a couple of minutes of one another by 85 kilometers with Yamaguchi sitting in third and Piet Wiersma from The Netherlands working his means into fourth.
Because the kilometers wound down, Yamaguchi made a powerful surge into second place, passing a fading Ruel within the remaining minutes. By the tip Weirsma and Norway’s Sebastian Conrad Håkansson would additionally go Ruel to position third and fourth with Ruel holding onto fifth.
Okayama’s profitable time of 6:12:10 was off the world report of 6:09:14, however was over 4 minutes quicker than his earlier greatest 100k time of 6:16:44, and ok to crown him the 2022 IAU 100k world champion.
Within the males’s staff race, Crew Japan took dwelling gold, with France and South Africa respectively incomes silver and bronze. Crew Japan was led first place Okayama, second place Yamaguchi, and sixth place Kazami.
2022 IAU 100k World Championships Males’s Outcomes
- Haruki Okayama (Japan) — 6:12:10
- Jumpei Yamaguchi (Japan) — 6:17:20
- Piet Wiersma (The Netherlands) — 6:18:47
- Sebastian Conrad Håkansson (Norway) — 6:19:021
- Guillaume Ruel (France) — 6:19:51
- Nao Kazami (Japan) — 6:21:43
- Elov Olsson (Sweden) — 6:30:14
- Manel Deli (Spain) — 6:30:24
- Gareth King (U.Ok.) — 6:32:05
- Alexander Bock (Germany) — 6:34:40