Extremely-Path Harricana 125K ends in ultra-unusual three-way tie

Excessive-profile Canadian ultras made for bustling trails over the weekend—and in a single case, a unusually crowded prime of the rostrum. Right here’s a recap of the newest path races from throughout the nation:

Extremely-Path Harricana (UTHC)

Jean-Philippe Thibodeau of Saint-Ferreol-les-Neiges, Que., made race historical past Saturday when he joined fingers with French rivals Antoine Guillon and Cédric Chavet, because the three males crossed the end line of the 125K in 15:30:43 to share the highest spot on the rostrum and an unprecedented three-way tie for first. The triumphant trio completed greater than an hour forward of their closest rivals, Antoine Moses of Gaspé, Que. (16:40:25) and fellow Canadian Francis Cloutier (17:02:01). The three not solely simply crossed the end line collectively, however ran collectively over the past 60 km of the race.

shared victory on the weekend follows his first-place end within the Quebec Mega Path 50K in July (which he additionally gained the earlier yr) and his efficiency because the quickest Canadian within the 86.9-km long-trail occasion on the World Mountain and Path Operating Championships in Innsbruck, Austria in June, which he completed in forty sixth place.

Taking prime spot on the all-Canadian girls’s podium was Montreal’s Geneviève Asselin-Demers, enhancing her third-place end final yr with a successful time of 17:20:48. Asselin-Demers, who completed sixth general, accomplished the race greater than an hour forward of  Mélina Dubois-Verret (18:21:54), who podiumed after putting fourth in final yr’s 125K race and fourth in 2021’s 80K occasion. Ending third within the girls’s race this yr was Claudine Soucie of Rockland, Ont., who took first within the 80K in 2020.

Within the males’s 80K, French runners Benjamin Levieux (7:44:23) and Marvin Foucher  (7:51:23) edged out Canada’s Samuel Audet (8:02:32), who earlier this yr completed third within the Quebec Mega Path 80K. Canadians Julie Lesage (9:13:21) and Audrey Lepine (9:44:37), in the meantime, captured the highest spots on the ladies’s podium, adopted by France’s Maëlle André (9:52:06).

Weaving via via mountains, lakes, rivers, and boreal forests in La Malbaie, Que., UTHC races embody a variety of occasions from 10K to 65K. Full outcomes can be found right here.

Misplaced Soul Extremely

This annual Misplaced Soul Extremely in Lethbridge, Alta., affords 100-mile, 100K and 50K races with about 1,100m of elevation achieve over the course of every 50-km loop.

Topping the boys’s 100 miler was Rob Clemens of Lake Nation B.C., (22:22:32), adopted by Michael Kirby of Crimson Deer, Alta. (24:29:33) and Wayne Gaudet of Exshaw, Alta. (26:26:42). Topping the ladies’s podium was Heidi Frehlich of Lethbridge, whose commanding 23:14:53 win noticed her end second general. Heather Tuckova, additionally of Lethbridge, completed second in 24:36:13, and Kimber Snow of Raymond, Alta., ran 26:14:53 to spherical out the rostrum.

Lost Soul Ultra 2022
Misplaced Soul Extremely/Picture: Keeley Milne

Within the males’s 100K, Wealthy Forcier of Cochrane, Alta., ran 11:16:08 to take the victory, adopted by Travis Epp of Pincher Creek, Alta. (11:31:56), and Daylan Wizniuk of  Camrose, Alta. (12:56:04). Susan Reimer of Taber, Alta., ran 13:58:49 to take prime spot within the girls’s 100K, adopted by Canadian Operating’s personal Keeley Milne of Medication Hat, Alta., who ran 16:27:51. Rounding out the ladies’s podium was Brigitte Cooper of Calgary, who completed the 100K in 16:29:36.

You could find a full checklist of outcomes right here.

Haliburton Forest Path Race

The 100-mile is the signature distance for the Haliburton Forest Path Race, which marked its thirtieth yr this weekend, however runners even have the choice to compete in 12K, 26K, 50K or 50-mile occasions.

Wade Speirs of Orangeville, Ont., ran 22:48:01 to cruise to victory within the males’s 100-miler, placing greater than three hours between himself and Matthew D’Oliveira of Guelph, Ont. (26:06:31). Toronto’s Noel Romain ran 26:15:46 to position third.

Isabelle Simard of Chicoutimi, Que., ran 26:40:29 to win the ladies’s race and place fourth general. She was adopted by Krystal  Lebreton of Peterborough, Ont., who completed in 32:38:38.

Full outcomes from the Haliburton Forest Path Race can be found right here.

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