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August 8, 2022 – iRunFar

This Week in Running Justin Mock TWIRNorway went bigtime. Each the Skyrunner World Collection and Golden Path World Collection coincidentally had races in Norway on the identical day. There have been a number of different internationally aggressive races in Europe too.

Stranda Fjord Path Race – Stranda, Norway

The 25-kilometer race was the 12 months’s third Golden Path World Collection, and it was mentioned to be probably the most technical race of the collection. Many athletes commented on the precipitous downhill towards the end.


Sophia Laukli (USA), new to the Golden Path World Collection (GTWS), stunned the collection veterans with a 2:57 win. Laukli can be a brand new member of this 12 months’s U.S. Mountain Working Group.

Lower than two minutes separated the following three girls’s finishers with Elise Poncet (France) second in 3:00 and Emelie Forsberg (Sweden, lives in Norway) third in 3:01.

Sophia Laukli - 2022 Stranda Fjord Trail Race winner

Sophia Laukli on her approach to successful the 2022 Stranda Fjord Path Race. Picture: Golden Path Collection/Stranda Fjord Path Race/Jordi Saragossa

The remainder of the highest 10 included:

4 – Blandine L’hirondel (France) – 3:01
5 – Sara Alonso (Spain) – 3:03
6 – Caitlin Fielder (New Zealand) – 3:07
8 – Julie Roux (France) – 3:08
9 – Bailey Kowalczyk (USA) – 3:08
10 – Sanna El Kott Helander (Sweden) – 3:10


Jon Albon (U.Ok., lives in Norway) is one thing of a race native, and he simply not often loses. First place once more, this time in 2:24, including to an earlier GTWS win on the Marathon du Mont Blanc. Albon is claimed to be considering subsequent week’s Sierre-Zinal race too.

Manuel Merillas (Spain) and Bart Przedwojewski (Poland) have been second and third in 2:26, 14 seconds aside. Merillas too remarked concerning the potential for subsequent weekend’s Sierre-Zinal race.

Jon Albon Stranda Fjord Trail Race 2022 champion

Jon Albon, the 2022 Stranda Fjord Path Race males’s champion. Picture: Golden Path Collection/Stranda Fjord Path Race/Jordi Saragossa

Additionally within the high 10 have been –

4 – Frederic Tranchard (France) – 2:27
5 – Davide Magnini (Italy) – 2:29
6 – Thibaut Baronian (France) – 2:30
7 – Roberto Delorenzi (Switzerland) – 2:30
8 – Elhousine Elazzaoui (Morocco) – 2:31
9 – Anders Haga (Norway) – 2:32
10 – Sam Hendry (Canada) – 2:32

Full outcomes.

The following Golden Path World Collection race is Sierre-Zinal on August 13 in Switzerland.

Tromsø Skyrace – Tromsø, Norway

The Tromsø Skyrace is held up because the unhealthy boy of the Skyrunner World Collection, due to its infamous three-kilometer Hamperokken Ridge scramble. The complete route runs 57k and with 4,800 meters of elevation acquire.


Oihanna Azkorbebeitia (Spain) and Sandra Sevillano (Spain) have been the one two to complete the difficult route in below 10 hours. Azkorbebeitia was first in 9:04 and Sevillano adopted in 9:23. It was Azkorbebeitia’s second collection win of the 12 months. Johanna Gelfgren (Sweden) was third in 10:02.

Oihanna Azkorbebeitia and Sandra Sevillano - 2022 Tromso Skyrace top 2

Oihanna Azkorbebeitia (left) and Sandra Sevillano, first and second on the 2022 Tromsø Skyrace. Picture: Skyrunner World Collection


Louison Coiffet (France) was a runaway winner within the males’s race at 7:10. The 23-year-old moved to the entrance on the race’s second climb and steadily put time on the remainder of the sector. Second- and third-place Raul Butaci (Romania) and Erland Eldrup (Norway) dueled to 7:32 and seven:36 finishes.

Louison Coiffet - 2022 Tromso Skyrace winner

Louison Coiffet on his approach to successful the 2022 Tromsø Skyrace. Picture: Skyrunner World Collection

Full outcomes.

The following Skyrunner World Collection contest is the August 19 Matterhorn Ultraks race in Switzerland.

Thyon-Dixence – Thyon, Switzerland

It was the race’s fortieth 12 months, and it once more was a prelim run towards subsequent weekend’s Sierre-Zinal race for a lot of. The race runs 16k with two massive climbs.


Kenyan runners extremely took the top-five end spots. Kisang PhilariesJoyce Njeru, and Teresiah Omosa completed in 1:20, 1:21, and 1:22. Njeru has gone undefeated in World Mountain Working Affiliation races this 12 months.

Lucy Murigi, a previous two-time Sierre-Zinal winner, was fourth in 1:23.


The Kenyan males weren’t fairly as dominant, taking end spots one and two, 9, 10, and 11. Up entrance, each Patrick Kipngeno and Marc Kangogo went below the previous course file. The 2 completed in 1:06 and 1:07, 33 seconds aside. Petro Mamu (Eritrea) was third in 1:09.

[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.]

Joseph Grey (USA) was eighth in 1:13.

Full outcomes.

Fletta Path – Malonno, Italy


Saturday’s uphill race topped Andrea Mayr (Austria) for the fifth time. Her 37:53 end this 12 months was means forward of everybody else. Sarah McCormack (Eire) and Maddalena Somà (Italy) have been second and third in 40:30 and 40:56, respectively.

Males’s winner Andrea Rostan (Italy) topped out in 33:38, beating Philemon Kiriago (Kenya) and three-time winner Henri Aymonod (Italy). Kiriago and Aymonod completed in 34:05 and 34:38. Rostan’s end marked a brand new file.

Fletta Path

It was extremely the race’s 59th version. Uphill specialist Andrea Mayr doubled again on the up-and-down course, successful once more in 1:39. It was the primary time {that a} girl has gained each races on the weekend, and this one too was once more effectively away from everybody else. Sara Bottarelli (Italy) and Arianna Dentis (Italy) have been second and third in 1:44 and 1:47.

Philemon Kiriago, second a day earlier, gained the traditional race in 1:26. Micael Saoli (Kenya) was second in 1:27, 56 seconds behind, and Chris Richards (U.Ok.) was third in 1:29.

Full outcomes.

Further Races and Runs

Fjällmaraton – Åre, Sweden

It’s eight races over eight days, and it’s occurring now. Ida Nilsson (Sweden, lives in Norway) and Oscar Claesson (Sweden) gained the 45k race in windy and muddy situations in 4:07 and three:20. Full outcomes.

Volcanic 50k – Cougar, Washington

Tara Fraga and Alex King led the journey round Mount St. Helens in 6:10 and 5:13, respectively. Full outcomes.

Angeles Crest 100 Mile – Wrightwood, California

Ashley Corridor and Wyatt Million triumphed in 25:53 and 21:09. Full outcomes.

Rodeo Valley Path Run 50k – Sausalito, California

The Inside Path race group topped Pamela Ross and Eric Noel as winners in 4:52 and 4:13. Full outcomes.

Cirque Collection Brighton – Snowbird, Utah

The 12 months’s third Cirque Collection race went 8.7 miles and with 3,566-feet of elevation acquire. Allie McLaughlin is having a 12 months on the paths. She adopted up a brand new Mount Marathon Race course file with a giant six-minute win right here in 1:26. Janelle Lincks was second in 1:33. Christian Allen gained the lads’s race in 1:17. Full outcomes.

Rendezvous Mountain Hill Climb – Jackson Hill, Wyoming

Kim Dobson and Tyler McCandless each earned $1,000 for the win, and McCandless narrowly missed a $1,000 bonus if going below one hour. Full outcomes (when out there).

TransRockies Run – Buena Vista, Colorado

It’s extra of time than a aggressive time, however plenty of acquainted names participate within the six-day, 120-mile stage race annually. Runners can full the run solo or as a two-person workforce. Courtney Barnes and YiOu Wang went one-two within the girls’s solo run in 19:56 and 20:20, and Brian Condon gained the solo males’s race in 17:26. And within the workforce competitors, Emelie Mann and Arden Younger (each Canada) have been the most effective girls’s duo in 20:05, and Drew Miller and Caleb Schiff teamed to complete first in 17:51. Rob Krar and Buck Blankenship have been simply behind in 18:07. Full outcomes.

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