Tarawera Ultramarathon 100km – Results
The 2nd step of the Ultra-Trail® World Tour 2015 is complete.
When the runners headed into the Redwoods close to Rotorua on New Zealand’s north island last Saturday conditions were ideal.
Opposed to last year’s tropical cyclone Lusi, the 2015 edition presented itself in beautiful running weather with blue skies and temperatures around 15-20 °C.
Though the Tarawera Ultramarathon is known to be a rather fast 100km ultra, most spectators probably did not anticipate the time that Dylan Bowman (USA) eventually finished in, winning the event in a new course record of 7:44:58.
Let’s go over that time again: 7:44:58!
That is about a 4:40min average per KM. And remember, Dylan ran this on partly quite technical trails including roughly 3,000m of elevation gain. We are in awe!
Runner-up was Jorge Maravilla (USA) in a time of 8:01:45. Yoshikazu Hara (JPN), a 24h-event specialist, completed the podium after 8:12:14.
|1||BOWMAN||Dylan||USA||1986||The North Face||07:44:58|
|2||MARAVILLA||Jorge||USA||1977||Hoka One One||08:01:45|
|3||HARA||Yoshikazu||JPN||1972||Hoka One One||08:12:14|
|5||WARDIAN||Mike||USA||1974||Hoka One One||08:32:38|
|9||HANCY||Anthony||NZL||1984||Hoka One One||09:08:26|
For the women, New Zealand local Ruby Muir proved her fantastic form in a time of 9:02:45 after battling injuries in 2014. She placed 9th overall.
Ruth Croft (NZL) followed not much later in 9:14:36 and ultra-trail legend Núria Picas-Albets (ESP) rounded it up in 9:40:49.
|2||CROFT||Ruth||NZL||1989||The North Face Taiwan||09:14:36|
|3||PICAS-ALBETS||Nuria||ESP||1976||Buff Pro Team||09:40:49|
In the overall ranking of the UTWT Dylan Bowman is now in a shared 1st place with Vibram® Hong Kong 100 winner Long-Fei Yan.
For the women Ruby Muir drew level with Pui-Yan Chow in 1st.
Though the first 2 events were only weeks apart we are already seeing some determined runners finishing both of them and therefore also ranking high in the overall results.
Keep up the great work!
The full results of the 2015 Tarawera Ultramarathon 100km as well as the overall UTWT ranking are now available HERE!
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