September 12, 2022 – iRunFar

guess what? it is Monday. We’re back, and we’re back in shape with the Skyrunning World Championships, the Mountain Running Association World Cup, and some UTMB World Series racing events. We feel good, and we hope you do too!

Skyrunning World Championships – Ossola Valley, Italy

The Skyrunning World Championship Its three races took place over the weekend, and were drawn up by Skyrunning’s governing body, the International Skyrunning Federation (ISF).

In case you’re wondering, because I do, the Skyrunner World Series is an ISF-sanctioned annual, independent series that culminates in its own event, SkyMasters, which athletes have to qualify for across the World Series. The Skyrunner World Series resumes in two weeks, and Skymasters 2022 will take place later this year.

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The race climbed 1,063 meters over a distance of just 3.8 kilometers. It was then a little over a full vertical kilometer, and a very short distance down a ski slope.

Joseph Demore (USA) took first place at 37:07. Marcelo Ogazzio (Italy) and Alex Oberbacher (Italy) finished second and third in 37:12 and 37:24.

Joseph Demore - Vertical Winner of the 2022 World Sky Championship

Joseph Demore, en route to winning the 2022 Skyrunning World Championships Vertical K. Photo: Skyrunning International ©

Maud Matisse (Switzerland) and Christelle Dewal (France) clung to her hands in the end, but Matisse won by the slightest of margins. Mattis made it clear after the race that she caught Diwal 100m from the finish and that they intended to finish together. A tie was not recognized and both were awarded 40:50 finishes, by milliseconds.

(In 2015, Mathis received a warning without comment from the Swiss Olympic Doping Disciplinary Chamber for two positive tests for clomiphene. [previously clomiphene] After it was determined that she was inadvertently taking the drug without first obtaining a WADA Therapeutic Use Exemption.)

(Dewalle previously had a four-month doping ban after testing positive for the steroid heptaminol at the 2016 Skyrunning World Championships.)

Alessandra Schmid (Switzerland) came in third with a time of 44:01.

full results.

Sky Ultra

Saturday’s competition continued for 58 kilometers with an increase in height of 3,508 metres. That’s 36 miles and 11,509 feet. Runners from 24 different countries participated in this race.

Christian Minogyo (Italy) was on its way to the field with a time of 5:28 minutes. Blake Turner (Australia) surprised in second place at 6:04, and Alexander the Great And (Spain) came in third place with a time of 6:05. The pair were only 37 seconds apart at the end.

The women’s race ran similarly with Judita Turini (Italy) in the foreground at 6:49, and Gemma Arenas (Spain) and Sandra Siviano (Spain) came in second and third place with a time of 7:04 and 7:05. The break between Arenas and Seville was only 29 seconds.

full results.


Sunday’s race went for 31 kilometers (19 miles) with 2,600 meters (8,530 feet) of elevation.

The men ran close, less than two minutes split the front three. Roberto DeLorenzi (Switzerland) finished the race in 2:51, almost one minute ahead of second place Frederic Tranchand (France). Roy Ueda (Japan) came in third with a time of 2:53, just one minute behind Tranchard.

Joseph Demore finished sixth in 3:03 as the best American.

Denisa Dragomir (Romania) won the women’s title with a time of 3:29, four minutes ahead of the runner-up Patricia Pineda (Spain). Martina Comerlato (Italy) came in third with a time of 3:35.

full results.

Denis Dragomir 2022 Skyrunning World Champion

Denisa Dragomir, winner of the 2022 Skyrunning World Championships. Photo: International Running Federation Skyrunning ©

Canfranc Canfranc – Aragon, Spain

I can be honest with you no, but I will be Canfranc Canfranc With you.

Wow, that’s good, right?!?

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It was the first ever vertical sprint of this event in a long time, and things spanned a full 1,000m over just 4km. The race was part of the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA) World Cup.

Daniel Osans (Spain) I took a lead near the halfway mark and pushed with a 38sec win. The Osans came up at 34:29. zach hanna (Ireland) took second place with a time of 35:07 and Philemon Kerego (Kenya) came in third with a time of 36:23.

Daniel Ossans - Winner of the 2022 Canfranc Vertical K Award

Daniel Ossans, 2022 Male Winner of Canfranc Canfranc Vertical K. Photo: Robin Foio

No surprise in the women’s race, Joyce Njeru Kenya was in the lead again. She finished the race in 44:04, and pressed for second Irigoyen to Naia (Kenya) is only 26 seconds behind. Laia Montoya (Spain) took third place with a time of 45:25.

Joyce Njiru - Winner of the 2022 Canfranc Canfranc Vertical K Women's Prize

Joyce Njiru wins the 2022 Canfranc Canfranc Vertical K. Photo: Ruben Fueyo

full results.

16 kilo

The next day’s 16km packed in 1,400m gains were also part of the WMRA World Cup.

Philemon Kirigo was running at a record pace at the height of the race, but Robert Lueck (France) went crazy on a slope. Loic finished in 1:43, a new course record by over four minutes, and Kiriago came in 1:43 as well, 42 seconds behind the winner. Raul created (Spain) had the best touchdown of the day and moved up to third with a time of 1:45.

Robert Loeck - Winner of the 2022 Canfranc Canfranc 16,000 Men

Robert Loeck is on his way to winning the 2022 Canfranc Canfranc 16k race. Photo: Robin Fuyu

Joyce Njiru is back, and driving again. She was a far cry from her chasers with a 2:1 win. Camila Magliano (Italy) came in second place with a time of 2:08, while the Italian team doubled with a time of 2:12 to occupy third place.

full results.

Wildstrubel by UTMB – Crans-Montana, Switzerland

If her name is “brutal,” I’m disappointed. for the first time Wildstrubel by UTMB The race toured the northern Alps of Switzerland. The event had 2,000 runners between its races, but the prized competition was the 108,000 with 5,700 meters (18,700 ft) of height increase across six great climbs.

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David Huss (France), Jonathan Schmid (Switzerland), and Sanji Sherpa (Nepal) took the podium for the opening year with 12:26, ​​12:35 and 12:52.

Amelia Watts (UK) was in front for the women’s win in 15:48. Mylene Crittenand (Switzerland) beat Lara Reinman (Germany) by 59 seconds per second, from 17:05 to 17:06.

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Kevin Vermeulen (France) and Myriam Niederberger (Switzerland) was the top 50K in 4:25 and 4:59. Niederberger finished improbably at 4:59:59.


Damien Humbert (France) and Manon Bohard (France) defended the short course in 1:59 and 2:16 respectively.

full results.

Additional Races and Runs

Montagne Dragon Back Race – Wales, UK

The six-day stage race runs for 380,000 (236 miles) with 17,400 meters (57,086 feet) down the Welsh spine. James Nobles (UK) and Lisa Watson (UK) won the adventure in 50:40 and 53:46. full results.

Lisa Watson - 2022 Montane Dragon's Back Race . Champion

Lisa Watson on her way to winning the 2022 Montane Dragon’s Back Race. Photo: No Limits Photography

James Noble - Champion 2022 Montane Dragon's Back Race

James Nobles, 2022 Montane Dragon men’s backstroke champion. Photo: No Limits Photography

TransAlpine Run – Vals, Italy

The two-person teams race for eight days and 286,000 (178 miles) across three countries. Men’s winners Alexander Hutter And the Elias Wenler From Austria a total of 27:03 for running, the best women’s Rhea Colbell And the Irene Ton From the United States finished at 30:34. full results.

Infinite paths – Bad Gastein, Austria

small jishoron (United States of America), Heart Hall (USA), and Marty Werner (Switzerland) team to win the relay race in 10:26, the German teammates Maria MullerAnd the Maria MinheitAnd the Melina Vollmer She won the women’s relay at 13:35. full results.

Red Bull Dolomites – Linz, Austria

Also the relay race, which pairs running with other sports, such as mountain biking, kayaking, and paragliding. Patrick Kippingeno (Kenya) was part of the first place team, and also had the fastest division of 1:21. Francesco Bobby (Italy) split 1:24 for a second, and Andrea Rosen (Italy) was the third best sprinter of the day with a time of 1:25. full results.

Ultra Trail Harikana – La Malbay, Quebec, Canada

There were 3,000 runners spread over 10 different races, but the eleventh annual draw was 125K. Elliot Cardan (Canada) dominated the men’s race at 14:43 and Priscilla Forge (Canada) got the women’s crown at 17:37. full results.

Pine to Palm 100 miles – Ashland, Oregon

Jess Ives He won the point-to-point race in 19:01. on the part of the woman, Riva Mulbauer And the Darla Esco Both finished in 23:36:36, with Muehlbauer appearing first in the results. full results.

Wasatch Front 100 Miles – Kaysville, Utah

Also 100 miles from point to point, Shawn Smith And the Sarah Bezo He won the “100 Miles from Heaven and Hell” race at 20:30 and 24:47 respectively. full results.

Mogollon Monster 100 Miles – Pine, Arizona

Aravaipa Running celebrates the 100 mile race winners Carlos Rubal And the Leora Wallace It ends at 22:48 and 29:48. full results.

Imogene Pass Run – Ouray, Colorado

Willy Milan It was nearly eight minutes better than anyone else on the 17-mile run from Ouray to Telluride. Finished at 2:16. Grace Morgan She won the women’s race in 2:54. full results.

50k Devil on the Divide – Empire, Colorado

Just west of Denver, but partly on the Continental Divide Trail, Jonathan Ria He ran 4:19 to win and set a new course record. Jessica Roberts She repeated as the women’s champion, and matched her at 5:31 last year as well. full results.

Superior 100 miles – Two Harbors, Minnesota

Jake Haig And the Gretchen Metsa He won this at 20:45 and 24:06. full results.

Fastest known time at Nolan 14 – Leadville, Colorado

Early in the morning of September 12, Andrea Sanson He set a new women’s supported record on Nolan Route 14, in a time of 45:52. The trail passes through 14 peaks at 14,000 feet in the Swatch Range in Colorado. Read our news article for more.

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