MassUltra Roundup: Mountain Lakes, Bighorn, Logan Peak, Tahoe, and Many on the Genny

A busy spring season came to a close during the June 17-19 weekend, and ultrarunners from New England took full advantage with races in the Northeast and across the country. In New York, Vermont’s Oliver Mednick and Connecticut’s Christian Dockum dueled for a solid 24 hours at the Mountain Lakes Backyard Ultra before a victor was determined. Meanwhile, out West in Wyoming, a trio of runners from the region completed one of the most grueling 100-milers at the muddy and mountainous Bighorn. Others took in races in Utah and California, as well as a second event in New York. Those races are featured in this edition of the roundup.

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MassUltra Roundup: Drummer Hill, Ring the Springs, Lighthouse, Squaw Peak, and Shadow of the Giants

Big performances and grand adventures were had by New England ultrarunners during the June 11-12 racing weekend. That began with a trio of New England men who put on a thrilling race at the Drummer Hill 50K, continued with Boston resident Laura Ricci who shared a podium finish with her sister at the Lighthouse 50-miler in Michigan, and was capped by Denise Klatt of Brookline, Mass., who was victorious in the inaugural Ring the Springs 50-miler in Colorado. Those performances and more are included in this edition of the roundup.

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MassUltra Roundup: Worlds End, Old Dominion, Cayuga Trails, North Fork, Dam Yeti, and the Full Mo

June opened with a bang for New England ultrarunners as one of the busiest racing months of the year began with several big-time performances at races in the Northeast and across the country. That included Norton resident Padraig Mullins’ podium finish at the classic Old Dominion 100-miler in Virginia and Rhode Island resident Ben Quatromoni’s runner-up performance at the Cayuga Trails 50-miler in New York, as well as a major show of force by New Englanders at the grueling Worlds End 100K in Pennsylvania. Those performances and more are included in this edition of the roundup.

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Results: Chesterfield Gorge Ultra

The fourth edition of the Chesterfield Gorge 30-Hour Ultra and 25K races took place June 4-5 at the Chesterfield Gorge Reservation in West Chesterfield, Mass. Runners had 30 hours to complete ultra distances of 100 miles, 100K, 50 miles or 50K, or opt for a 25K race on Sunday on an out-and-back course through the gorge.

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MassUltra Roundup: Cow Bone and Infinitus

The May ultramarathon racing calendar closed with a bang for four Massachusetts women as they made their collective presence felt at the Cow Bone Trail Run in Maryland. Additionally, the New England classic multi-day event – Infinitus – challenged runners with a new venue and equally difficult trails. Both events closed out May on a high note and are featured in this edition of the roundup.

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Going beyond the marathon in Massachusetts