A weekend for record-shattering continues, with each the lads’s and ladies’s course information falling on the 2022 Canyons by UTMB 100k. Adam Peterman (pre-race interview) completed in 8:31:58, taking virtually 40 minutes off Anthony Costales’s 2021 file of 9:11:40. Canada’s Jazmine Lowther dominated the ladies’s race from the get-go, and completed in 10:01:54, shaving only one second off Beth Pascall’s file of 10:01:55, additionally set on the 2021 occasion.
The 2022 Canyons had double enchantment, as one of many 25 worldwide occasions on the inaugural UTMB World Collection, however, extra pressingly, as the ultimate Golden Ticket race for the Western States 100.
The race attracted a stacked discipline, in each the lads’s and ladies’s races, desirous to battle it out for these top-three spots.
A variety of eyes have been on Jared Hazen, who isn’t any stranger to those trails, albeit extra usually seen working them within the different path. His time of 14:26:46 from the 2019 Western States 100 remains to be the second quickest time on file. Having but to safe a spot on this 12 months’s States, the stakes have been excessive for him toeing the road at Canyons. Brittany Peterson (pre-race interview) was additionally exhausting to disregard, with a powerful resume in related races to this difficult, uphill course, together with a win on the Black Canyon 100k final 12 months.
The Canyons by UTMB 100k begins in Auburn, California. It at occasions runs parallel to and at different occasions tracks on the Western States Path in the wrong way, earlier than deviating onto wilder terrain with steep and rocky descents, and ends with a grueling climb out of an higher drainage of Eldorado Canyon to the end at China Wall.
The gun went off at 5 a.m. on Saturday, in favorable situations following a turbulent few days of rain, thunderstorms, and snow at increased elevations.
2022 Canyons by UTMB 100k Girls’s Race
Jazmine Lowther was making strikes from the beginning. The Canadian runner was clearly in quick form going into the race, coming off a third-place end on the aggressive Chuckanut 50k final month. She coated the primary 5.5 miles in 41 minutes and had already prolonged a two-minute lead at that time on second-place Aroa Sio, winner of the 2019 Madeira Island Extremely-Path 85k, who was adopted in fast succession by Anne George and Carla Molinaro. Jenny Quilty was by means of a minute later in fifth place.
Positions six to 14 all caught collectively for the early a part of the race and the pack included robust contenders Brittany Peterson, Ladia Albertson-Junkans (pre-race interview) and Anna Mae Flynn (pre-race interview).
By mile 14.8, Lowther and Sio maintained the top-two spots, whereas Albertson-Junkans had damaged away from the pack and moved as much as third place. Albertson-Junkans needed to be a powerful contender following her win at Chuckanut 50k final month and she or he has confirmed herself prior to now at longer distances too, together with a second-place end at Bandera 100k in 2019.
Coming into the Foresthill support station at mile 32.5, Lowther was nonetheless within the lead with 4:47 on the clock. Albertson-Junkans was by means of 17 minutes later having moved as much as second with Sio in scorching pursuit. Peterson had additionally damaged away from the chasing pack at this level and moved as much as fourth place.
The highest-three positions remained unchanged when the race reached Deadwood Cemetery 1, 44.3 miles in, with Lowther persevering with to dominate and sustaining her 17-minute lead on Albertson-Junkans, and Sio trailing three minutes again in third.
Peterson had fallen again to ninth place, and later withdrew from the race, and was changed in fourth by Leah Yingling — the third-place girl at this 12 months’s Bandera 100k.
Whereas battles have been fought for the remaining podium spots, Lowther by no means faltered in her tour de drive. Coming again into Deadwood Cemetery #2 on the last support station in 7:54:16, now virtually 23 minutes away from the remainder of the pack, she gave the impression to be on target to threaten Beth Pascall’s 2021 course file of 10:01:55.
It was nail-bitingly tight, however with an unbelievable one-second margin, Jazmine Lowther broke the tape in 10:01:54 to assert victory within the 2022 Canyon’s by UTMB 100k, a course file, and a coveted golden ticket.
Following a really affected person run, the place she climbed steadily up by means of the sphere all day, Leah Yingling completed in second in 10:24:51.
Aroa Sio, who had an incredible run and was by no means out of rivalry, rounded out the ladies’s podium in 10:27:42.
Each Yingling and Sio instantly accepted their Western States 100 Golden Tickets.
2022 Canyons by UTMB 100k Girls’s Outcomes
- Jazmine Lowther – 10:01:54
- Leah Yingling (Salomon) – 10:24:51
- Aroa Sio (Craft) – 10:27:42
- Ladia Albertson-Junkans (Brooks) – 10:31:36 (pre-race interview)
- Sarah Biehl – 10:31:53
- Abby Levene – 10:53:21
- Anna Mae Flynn (Hoka) – 10:56:28 (pre-race interview)
- Meghan Morgan (La Sportiva) – 11:04:55
- Alexis Crellin (Salomon) – 11:06:13
- Corrine Shalvoy (Aravaipa Working) – 11:26:35
2022 Canyons by UTMB 100k Males’s Race
The boys’s race was not run fairly so decisively from the beginning. At 5.5 miles, the elites have been tightly packed collectively, with it appeared nobody desirous to be the one to make the primary transfer.
By 14.8 miles the highest three have been nonetheless working collectively, making good tracks with simply 1:54:30 on the clock. The trio was made up of Adam Peterman (pre-race interview), Tim Freriks, and David Sinclair. Jared Hazen, and Anthony Lee adopted in fourth and fifth, nonetheless with the lead pack within reach.
Peterman undoubtedly had the pace to do effectively at Canyons, with 2021 JFK 50 Mile and 2022 Chuckanut 50k wins underneath his belt, nevertheless it remained to be seen how the step up in distance would go well with him. Tim Freriks has loads of expertise going again so far as the 2016 Lake Sonoma 50 Mile, the place he completed second.
At Cal 2 (mile 24.5) it was nonetheless anyone’s race. 3:14 into the race, the lead pack of David Sinclair, Adam Peterman, Daniel Jones, Dave Stevens, Jared Hazen, and Anthony Lee all entered the help station collectively. Tim Freriks had fallen again somewhat and adopted in seventh place, 4 minutes off the main pack.
By Foresthill (mile 32.5) issues had lastly began to house out somewhat and the lead pack was lowered to 2, Peterman and Sinclair, who ran by means of trying contemporary, 4:17 into the race. Hazen took up place in third, two and a half minutes again from the leaders.
By Michigan Bluff, at mile 38.7, Sinclair had taken the lead by a minute and a half. Peterson didn’t seem like panicking and appeared pleased and relaxed, whereas Hazen maintained his third-place place, with the stress starting to indicate.
The order was the identical coming into Deadwood Cemetery 1, with Peterman now simply 30 seconds off Sinclair in entrance, and Hazen holding his personal in third, about quarter-hour forward of Daniel Jones in fourth.
Peterman took the lead out on the loop and got here by means of the ultimate checkpoint, Deadwood Cemetery 2, 4 minutes head of Sinclair.
He proved the 100k distance was no bother in any respect to him, and continued to distance himself from the chasers by means of the robust last part to complete in a outstanding 8:31:58.
Sinclair completed second in 8:43:00 and Hazen in third in 8:47:33, with all three coming in underneath the earlier course file of 9:11:40.
2022 Canyons by UTMB 100k Males’s Outcomes
- Adam Peterman (Hoka) – 8:31:58 (pre-race interview)
- David Sinclair (Salomon) – 8:43:00
- Jared Hazen (Salomon) – 8:47:33
- Rob Farvard (Final Route) – 9:16:22
- Anthony Lee (Topo) – 9:16:51
- Anthony Fagundes – 9:25:50
- Dave Stevens – 9:28:22
- Garrett Corcoran – 9:37:59
- Caleb Olson – 9:50:08
- Daniel Jones – 9:55:08
Thanks to all of the iRunFar volunteers who helped make our protection of the Canyons 100k occur, together with Olivia Rissland, Casey Wyatt, Craig Thornley, Ling Leong, Natalia Amezcua, Rachel Barrington, Kevin Lara, Makiko Yamashita, Emi Yasaka, Zach Miller, and Jess Schueler. iRunFar is and has all the time been a neighborhood endeavor. We’re so grateful for you!