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Results from Saturday’s 39th Quad Dipsea lead our North American Ultra Weekend Recap after a rather light holiday race calendar leading into a busy final month of 2022.
Nick Handel from San Francisco, California, runner-up at the 2021 Quad Dipsea, ran 4 minutes faster to claim the title at this year’s race. His time of 3 hours, 55 minutes and 40 seconds is the eighth-fastest time in course history. I ran 4 hours, 15 minutes and 4 seconds to finish in second and Bentley Regehr out of Mammoth Lakes, California, moved up one spot from last year to finish in third in 4 hours, 20 minutes and 45 seconds. Emma McCune, also of San Francisco, took the women’s title in 4 hours, 48 minutes and 7 seconds, followed closely by Kristina Randrup out of Seattle, Washington, in 4 hours, 49 minutes and 32 seconds. Sophia Steffens from Oakland, California, rounded out the podium in 4 hours, 58 minutes and 30 seconds. Full results here.
Up the coast in Washington, at the Ghost of Seattle Marathon 50k, Dana Morse from Seattle won the women’s race in 5 hours, 11 minutes and 9 seconds. Another Seattleite, Tally Williams-Gurian, was the runner-up in 5 hours, 16 minutes and 11 seconds, and Courtney Creek of Walla Walla, Washington, finished third in 6 hours, 33 minutes and 29 seconds. For the men, Jon Robinson also of Seattle took the title in dominating fashion in 4 hours, 1 minute and 56 seconds, with Seattle’s Stephen Brown finishing second in 5 hours, 1 minute and 20 seconds, and Daniel Bucci of Tacoma in third in 5 hours, 11 minutes and 6 seconds. Full results here.
At The Stuffed Turkey Endurance Races in Granger, Iowa, Martha Brokowska of Chicago, Illinois, was the women’s 100-mile champion and only female finisher in 27 hours and 38 minutes, and Taylor King from Des Moines, Iowa, won for the men in 21 hours, 1 minute and 47 seconds. In the 50-miler, Rachel Serkasevich of Rochester, Minnesota, won in 11 hours, 19 minutes and 52 seconds, and Cory Rose of Boone, Iowa, was the overall champion in 9 hours, 59 minutes and 17 seconds. Complete results here.
As a few more results get uploaded from the weekend, you can find them on our Race Results page.
What did we miss this light holiday weekend? What’s Up In Ultra for you this first weekend of December? Be sure to catch us at the Western States 100 Endurance Run Lottery on Saturday in Auburn, California.