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For the first weekend in August, our Ultra Weekend Recap includes results from the inaugural Kauai 50 in Hawaii, a new women’s course record at the Waldo 100k in Oregon and the Canadian Death Race.
At the Kauai Coffee Company farm in Kalaheo, Hawaii, on Saturday, August 5, runners tackled a hot and humid Kauai 50, which consisted of a 4-lap course, while chasing over $50,000 in prize money. San Antonio-based Ryan Miller won in an all-day, head-to-head battle with Denver’s Rajpaul Pannu by mere minutes in 6 hours, 2 minutes and 18 seconds, to take home $15,000. Pannu finished in an impressive time of 6 hours, 6 minutes and 32 seconds. I finished in third in 6 hours, 43 minutes and 43 seconds after a minor implosion on the third lap. Miller’s time slots him in with the fifth-fastest fifty-mile time of the season thus far. In the women’s race, San Francisco’s Anna Kacius won in 7 hours, 7 minutes and 41 seconds. She was followed by Jacquie Cooke from Burlingame, California, in 7 hours, 41 minutes and 57 seconds, and Alysha Krall out of Patagonia, Arizona, in 8 hours, 7 minutes and 33 seconds. Kacius’s time is also the women’s fifth-fastest fifty-mile time of 2023. The race paid out equal prize money awards to women and men 10 places deep. Check out the full results here.
Marci Klimek from Talent, Oregon, won the Waldo 100k in Oakridge, Oregon, outright in 10 hours, 21 minutes and 4 seconds on Saturday to establish a new course record by 2 minutes. Blake Wageman of Conifer, Colorado, was the second woman in 11 hours, 25 minutes and 40 seconds, and third place went to Riva Muehlbauer hailing from Underwood, Washington, in 12 hours and 13 seconds. In the men’s contest, Rob Russell of Redmond, Oregon, won in 10 hours, 49 minutes and 4 seconds. Runner-up honors went to Matt Marino from Seattle, Washington, in 10 hours, 54 minutes and 23 seconds, and rounding out the podium was Jack Davis coming all the way from Johannesburg, South Africa, in 11 hours, 4 minutes and 8 seconds. Full results here.
The Canadian Death Race 125k in Grande Cache, Alberta, also went down on Saturday with Ihor Verys from Chilliwack, British Columbia, winning in 12 hours, 36 minutes and 11 seconds. This appears to be the third-fastest time recorded in the course’s 20-plus year history. Second-place honors went to Ryan Patteson of Calgary, Alberta, in 14 hours, 8 minutes and 55 seconds and third was Brandon Regier of Lethbridge, Alberta, in 14 hours, 38 minutes and 21 seconds. On the women’s side, Mandy Currie out of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, won in 15 hours, 47 minutes and 28 seconds. She was followed closely by Amy Tuininga from Edmonton, Alberta, in 16 hours and 21 seconds, and rounding out the women’s podium was Ellen Whitman from Jasper, Alberta, in 16 hours, 12 minutes and 4 seconds. Peruse the full results here.
More results will get added to our database in the coming hours.
Where’d you race this weekend? Drop a comment below and let us know how it went and with a link to the full results if you have them. If you’re racing next weekend, let us know so we can include it in our What’s Up In Ultra column on Wednesday.