A weekend for record-shattering continues, with each the boys’s and girls’s course information falling on the 2022 Canyons by UTMB 100k. Adam Peterman (pre-race and post-race interviews) completed in 8:31:58, taking virtually 40 minutes off Anthony Costales’s 2021 document of 9:11:40. Canada’s Jazmine Lowther (post-race interview) dominated the ladies’s race from the get-go, and completed in 10:01:54, shaving only one second off Beth Pascall’s document of 10:01:55, additionally set on the 2021 occasion.
The 2022 Canyons 100k had double enchantment, as one of many 25 worldwide occasions on the inaugural UTMB World Sequence, however, extra pressingly, as the ultimate Golden Ticket race for the Western States 100.
The race attracted a stacked subject, in each the boys’s and girls’s races, desperate to battle it out for these high three spots.
A number of eyes have been on Jared Hazen (post-race interview), who is not any stranger to those trails, albeit extra typically seen working them within the different path. His time of 14:26:46 from the 2019 Western States 100 continues to be the second-fastest time on document. Having but to safe a spot on this yr’s Western States 100, the stakes have been excessive for him toeing the road at Canyons. Brittany Peterson (pre-race interview) was additionally onerous to disregard, with a powerful resume in related races to this difficult, uphill course.
The Canyons by UTMB 100k begins in Auburn, California. It at instances runs parallel to and at different instances 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, April 23, in favorable circumstances following a turbulent few days of rain, thunderstorms, and even snow at increased elevations.
2022 Canyons by UTMB 100k Ladies’s Race
Jazmine Lowther (post-race interview) 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 (post-race interview), winner of the 2019 Madeira Island Extremely-Path 85k, who was adopted in fast succession by Anne George and Carla Molinaro. Jenny Quilty was via 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 sturdy contenders Brittany Peterson (pre-race interview), 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 on the Bandera 100k in 2019.
Coming into the Foresthill help station at mile 32.5, Lowther was nonetheless within the lead with 4:47 on the clock. Albertson-Junkans was via 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. She was changed in fourth by Leah Yingling (post-race interview) — the third-place girl at this yr’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 ultimate help station in 7:54:16, now virtually 23 minutes away from the remainder of the pack, she gave the impression to be on the right track to threaten Beth Pascall’s 2021 course document 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 document, and a coveted Golden Ticket.
Following a really affected person run, the place she climbed steadily up via the sector all day, Leah Yingling completed in second in 10:24:51.
Aroa Sio, who had an amazing run and was by no means out of rivalry, rounded out the ladies’s podium in 10:27:42.
Each Yingling and Sio additionally instantly accepted their Western States 100 Golden Tickets.
2022 Canyons by UTMB 100k Ladies’s Outcomes
- Jazmine Lowther – 10:01:54 (post-race interview)
- Leah Yingling (Salomon) – 10:24:51 (post-race interview)
- Aroa Sio (Craft) – 10:27:42 (post-race interview)
- 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 Operating) – 11:26:35
2022 Canyons by UTMB 100k Males’s Race
The lads’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 and post-race interviews), Tim Freriks (pre-race interview), David Sinclair (post-race interview), Jared Hazen (post-race interview), and Anthony Lee adopted in fourth and fifth, nonetheless with the lead pack nearby.
Peterman undoubtedly had the pace to do nicely at Canyons, with 2021 JFK 50 Mile and 2022 Chuckanut 50k wins beneath his belt, but it surely 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. At 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 slightly and adopted in seventh place, 4 minutes off the main pack. He would sadly later drop from the race.
By Foresthill (mile 32.5) issues had lastly began to house out slightly and the lead pack was diminished to 2, Peterman and Sinclair, who ran via 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 look like panicking and seemed joyful and relaxed, whereas Hazen maintained his third-place place, with the stress starting to point out.
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 via the ultimate checkpoint, Deadwood Cemetery 2, 4 minutes forward of Sinclair.
He proved the 100k distance was no bother in any respect to him, and he continued to distance himself from the chasers via the robust ultimate part to complete in a exceptional 8:31:58.
Sinclair completed second in 8:43:00 and Hazen in third in 8:47:33, with all three coming in beneath the earlier course document of 9:11:40.
2022 Canyons by UTMB 100k Males’s Outcomes
- Adam Peterman (Hoka) – 8:31:58 (pre-race and post-race interviews)
- David Sinclair – 8:43:00 (post-race interview)
- Jared Hazen (Salomon) – 8:47:33 (post-race interview)
- 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!