Thursday, July 17, 2014

The Many Reasons I'm Obsessed With Hardrock 100

The Hardrock 100 was one week ago. The Colorado race is one of the hardest 100 milers in the world, climbing nearly 34,000 feet.

I've known about the Hardrock 100 for years but never paid much attention to it. Until last week. And ever since then I've been captivated by this race. Here's why.

Check out this view from the course courtesy of the amazing Matt Trappe:

CLICK HERE for an excellent, captivating article from Outside Magazine about the awesomeness of this year's race.

I BEG of you to watch this video of Darcy Piceu Africa, the female winner last year and this year. The views of this course are beyond description. I've watched this video quite a few times over the last week.

Read THIS article about Adam Campbell who was STRUCK BY LIGHTNING during the race. And went on to finish third!!! Unbelievable.

Again, I beg of you to click THIS link to see images from this year's race taken by Matt Trappe. They are the most spectacular race pictures I have EVER seen. Seeing his pictures is what made me think "Hmmm, I might need to go here."

And one last stunning video showing the beauty of this amazing race.

The Bear 100 that I'm running in a few months is a qualifying race for Hardrock. Hmmmm. I'm intrigued.


  1. what is the qualifying time you need? Now you've got me thinking....

  2. i think you just need to finish a qualifying 100 and get through the lottery (which is the hard part since they only pick 140 people out of over 1,000 who apply). good luck and i hope you run it so i can read all about it!!!

  3. Yeah, you've just got to finish then you end up in the lottery on a "first timer" ticket for which there's 35 slots! Qualifying is the easy bit ;-)

  4. Hit by lightening and finished 3rd? That's a bad ass racer!