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2013 Cayuga Trails 50 Results

This was the inaugural running of the Cayuga Trails 50 mile in Ithaca, New York and the surrounding gorges. While the heavy rains from the previous days let up on race day, high humidity, light showers, and some mud stuck around, setting the stage for a challenging run through Ithaca’s famed gorges.

Below, you’ll find results from the top ten men and women as well as brief recaps of each field’s race. For those seeking a more detailed account, you can find our full play-by-play of the race as well as a preview on our 2013 Cayuga Trails 50 Live Coverage page.

As usual, we’ll be updating this article with additional results as well as links to Cayuga Trails 50-related articles, photo galleries, and race reports.

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2013 Cayuga Trails 50 Mile Men’s Race

In the early miles, Denis Mikhaylov built a small lead with Sage Canaday, Jordan McDougal, and Matt Flaherty running no more than two minutes back. By mile 12, Canaday had a two-minute lead with the other three leaders close together while a chase pack of Cole Crosby, Yassine Diboun, and Sam Jurek only another minute back. Six miles later, Canaday still had two minutes on Flaherty and McDougal while Mikhaylov went off course before dropping out.

At midrace, Flaherty had closed within a minute and change of Canaday while putting three minutes on McDougal. After the turn on this two-lap course, Canaday quickly added three minutes of padding to his lead in the next six miles. He held his lead of between four and six minutes for the remainder of the race. Flaherty remained consistent while McDougal fell as far back as 13 minutes behind Canaday and 9 minutes behind Flaherty at just after mile 37… then came a surge. By the finish, McDougal was just six minutes behind Canaday and less than a minute back of Flaherty. That’s one heck of a close!

Sage Canaday winning the inaugural Cayuga Trails 50 Mile. Photo: iRunFar/Meghan Hicks

2013 Cayuga Trails 50 Mile Men’s Results

  1. Sage Canaday (SCOTT Sports) – 6:47:48
  2. Matt Flaherty (Salomon) – 6:52:56 (pre-race interview)
  3. Jordan McDougal (The North Face) – 6:53:49
  4. Brian Rusiecki – 7:05:34
  5. Yassine Diboun (Inov-8) – 7:11:27
  6. Jim Sweeney (Pearl Izumi) – 7:35:10
  7. Ben Nephew (Inov-8) – 7:37:49
  8. Adolpho Manguia – 7:58:19
  9. Cole Cosby (Mammut) – 8:00:28
  10. Adam Hill – 8:01:05

Full results.

2013 Cayuga Trails 50 Mile Women’s Race

Although some races have clear favorites, there’s a reason they’re still run. Cassie Scallon went into this year’s Cayuga 50 as the overwhelming favorite. Unfortunately, while leading early Scallon took a fall, injuring her hamstring in the process. She continued on in the lead with Kristina Folcik bridging Scallon’s lead of never more than two or three minutes shortly after mile 18. Scallon would drop due to the injury at mile 25.

Folcik relentlessly built a lead on formerly third-place and now second-place runner, Sandi Nypaver. Nypaver was 18 minutes in arrears as of mile 37, which grew to 22 minutes at the finish. Amy Rusiecki held the spot behind Nypaver all day, although local runner Jess Snyder made a late charge, closing to within two minutes at mile 43, but both held their positions to the finish.

Kristina Marie Folcik winning the 2013 Cayuga Trails 50. Photo: iRunFar/Meghan Hicks

2013 Cayuga Trails 50 Mile Women’s Results

  1. Kristina Marie Folcik (La Sportiva) – 8:26:42
  2. Sandi Nypaver (Hammer Nutrition) – 8:48:37
  3. Amy Rusiecki (Inov-8) – 8:57:27
  4. Jessica Snyder – 9:01:36
  5. Jackie Palmer – 9:16:51
  6. Elizabeth Matthews – 9:21
  7. Rachel Nypaver – 9:38:38
  8. Katie O’Regan – 9:45:12
  9. Sophie Limoges – 9:46:12
  10. Heather Wesolovski – 9:47:33

Full results.

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Bryon Powell: is the Editor-in-Chief of iRunFar.com, which he founded more than 10 years ago. Having spent more than 15 years as an ultrarunner and 25 years as a trail runner, he's also written Relentless Forward Progress: A Guide to Running Ultramarathons and co-wrote Where the Road Ends: A Guide to Trail Running. These days he calls Moab, Utah and its trails home.

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  • Excellent day for Team CanaPaver. Well done to both of them.

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  • Thanks for covering this race. The Nypaver twins take top 10!

    Sam Jurek, any relation at all to you know who?

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    • Nope, Samuel and Scott are not related.

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  • Kudos to Ian Golden on a great race in ithaca, ny! He and the volunteers are to be commended...here's to many more! And also to Meghan Hicks of irunfar who led the panel discussion and was seemingly at every part of the course!

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  • Awesome race and awesome course! So proud to be a part of the inaugural running! Ian puts on a first rate race! I loved the layout as even us middle of the pack guys got to see all the leaders numerous times. Thanks to irunfar.com for covering it and I hope you come out for Virgil Crest 100 in September.

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    • this is a bucket list course. i'll be back every year.

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  • I'd also like to thank Ian and all the 80+ volunteers who made this race happen. I thoroughly appreciated the opportunity to race on those trails, what an outstanding course. It was also great to have an event that invested in building a competitive race. From what I could tell, it didn't detract from the overall race experience. It was great to meet Sage, Sandi, Jackie, Matt, and Cassie and to actually have some time to chat with some of the more local runners. I will apologize for not being all that responsive to all the racers that cheered me on during the race. It was quite humid, and I was using most of the O2 trying to get to finish as quickly as possible. Hopefully you noticed my head nods or blinks. Even though I was having a rough day, I don't think I've ever enjoyed the last three miles of a 50 miler more than at Cayuga. Simply spectacular.

    Thanks to Meghan for all her hard work covering the race from all angles, it was a long weekend.

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    • I forgot to mention Yassine, my teammate who I've wanted to meet for quite a while! Congratulations to the 6 guys in front of me, really impressive last 25 miles for all those guys. I think we are going to see some more great races by all of them at some point this year.

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  • Thanks Graham! We got a kick out of " Team CanaPaver"!

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