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It’s Sunday and that means we’re back with our Ultra Weekend Recap. Highlights this week include Daybreak Racing’s Wy’east Trailfest 50k in Oregon, a new course record at the High Lonesome 100 in Colorado, the 25th Cascade Crest 100 in Washington and a whole lot more.
Ninety minutes east of Portland, Oregon, at Mount Hood, Daybreak Racing threw a trifecta of races at the Wy’east Trailfest including a brand new two-lap 50k course that climbed part way up the namesake stratovolcano. Alex King from Trout Lake, Washington, took a commanding win in 4 hours, 42 minutes and 15 seconds. He was followed by Seattle’s Blake Slattengren in 4 hours, 59 minutes and 55 seconds, and yours truly rounded out the podium in 5 hours, 11 minutes and 12 seconds. Emmiliese Von Avis led from the gun and won for the women in 5 hours, 40 minutes and 38 seconds. Second place went to Lotti Brinks from Boise, Idaho, in 5 hours, 59 minutes and 56 seconds, and Portland’s Sarah Foster came in third in 6 hours, 15 minutes and 43 seconds. King and Avis each took home $2,000 for their wins. Check out the full results here.
In Salida, Colorado, at the High Lonesome 100 Georgia Porter from Flagstaff, Arizona, won the women’s contest in 24 hours, 52 minutes and 57 seconds. Hometown runner Marisa Watson was the runner-up in 25 hours, 9 minutes and 52 seconds, and Lindsey McDonald, also out of Flagstaff, came in third in 26 hours, 59 minutes and 20 seconds. On the men’s side, Jimmy Elam from Big Cottonwood, Utah, won and set a new course record by over an hour in 19 hours, 42 minutes and 3 seconds. Second went to Brandon Stapanowich from Manitou Springs, Colorado, in 22 hours, 25 minutes and 37 seconds, and rounding out the podium was Seattle’s Dave Scheibel in 23 hours, 52 minutes and 40 seconds. Analyze the full results with splits here.
Back west in Easton, Washington, we had the 25th Cascade Crest 100 on Saturday, July 23. Brandon Benefield from Spokane, Washington, won in 19 hours, 56 minutes and 28 seconds. Carl Koopmans out of Seattle claimed second in 20 hours, 27 minutes and 57 seconds, and third went to Elan Lieber from Richmond, California, in 21 hours, 45 minutes and 24 seconds. Yitka Winn of Renton, Washington, won the women’s title in 22 hours, 17 minutes and 48 seconds. Amelia Boone from Golden, Colorado, was the runner-up in 22 hours, 49 minutes and 26 seconds, and Corrine Malcolm, also of Seattle, finished in third in 23 hours, 30 minutes and 49 seconds. Full results with splits here.
Our Race Results page also has results from the Many On The Genny 45-miler in Castile, New York, the Rattlerock Ultra 50k in Morgantown, West Virginia, and the Ode to Laz Michigan Backyard Ultra in Holly, Michigan. Come back later for more from the weekend.
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