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2012 Hardrock 100 – TALON Athletes Going Big!

6:00 am on July 13th marks the 19th running of the Hardrock 100, an epic 100 mile loop through the San Juan mountains and we have 16 athletes from New Mexico and Texas ready for one helluva adventure!

San Juan Mountains in Telluride (Photo: Courtesy Michael Buck @ http://flic.kr/p/4VWhsU)

Nearly 34,000 feet of climbing.

An average elevation of over 11,000 feet.

Treacherous terrain.

Dynamic weather.

Majestic views beyond compare.

48 hours to kiss the Hardrock.

Check out the members of our tribe going after it!

New Mexico

David Coblentz

  • age – 49
  • four-time finisher (’07, ’08, ’09, ’10)
  • best time – 32:48 (’08)
Dennis Drey
  • age – 61
  • eight-time finisher (’04, ’05, ’06,’07, ’08, ’09, ’10, ’11)
  • best time – 37:19 (’07)
Susan Gardner
  • age – 48
  • two-time finisher (’00, ’10)
  • best time – 45:44 (’00)

Ken Gordon

  • age – 47
  • two-time finisher (’08, ’11)
  • best time – 39:50 (’08)

Randy Isler

  • age – 55
  • 15-time finisher (’96, ’97, ’98, ’99, ’00, ’01, ’03, ’04, ’05  ’06, ’07, ’08, ’09, ’10, ’11)
  • One of three 15 year finishers.
  • best time – 31:05 (’99)

Lance Johnson

  • age – 46
  • four-time finisher (’03, ’07, ’08, ’09)
  • best time – 41:12 (’09)

Brian Murray

  • age – 38
  • Going after his first finish!
  • 25:32 at Leadville 100 in 2011.

Deb Pero

  • age – 58
  • one-time finisher (’03)
  • best time – 47:03

Steve Pero

  • age – 61
  • two-time finisher (’01, ’08)
  • best time – 41:14 (’01)

Loren Wohletz

  • age – 27
  • Going after his first finish!
  • Finished The Bear 100 in 28:26 (’11).

Blake Wood

  • age – 53
  • 16-time finisher (’94, ’96, ’97, ’98, ’99,’00,  ’01, ’03, ’04, ’05, ’06, ’07, ’08, ’09, ’10, ’11)
  • The only athlete with 16 finishes! Kirk Apt of Colorado is the only person with more (17).
  • best time – 30:10 (’99)

Texas

Scott Eppelman

  • age – 45
  • seven-time finisher (’00, ’01, ’04, ’07, ’08, ’09, ’11)
  • best time – 34:37 (’09)

James Ficke

  • age – 51
  • One-time finisher (’11)
  • best time – 47:01

Joe Prusaitis

  • age – 57
  • seven-time finisher (’00, ’01, ’03, ’04, ’05, ’06, ’08)
  • best time – 40:47 (’01)

Axel Reissnecker

  • age – 58
  • Going after his first finish!
  • Finished Rocky Raccoon 100 in 28:08 (’12)

John Sharp

  • age – 34
  • One-time finisher (’10)
  • best time – 46:26

There have been a total of 1164 finishes in the 19 times this event has taken place.

Median finish time is 40:40:51!

Complete 2012 entrants list.

Groovy Vids

Here are a few videos to give but a small morsel that is the Hardrock meal.

When images look majestic in a little video, you know this event goes BIG.

Enjoy!

Documentary of 2001 Hardrock (I think)

part 1

(If you can’t see the video, click here.)

part 2

(If you can’t see the video, click here.)

Various clips from 2009

(If you can’t see the video, click here.)

Texan, John Sharp, sharing his 2010 experience as only he can!

(If you can’t see the video, click here.)

Race Day Coverage

It looks like the Hardrock Live results page will have aid station splits for all runners throughout the day.

Good luck to all of our tribe!

Be active – Feel the buzz!

David – EnduranceBuzz.com

 

About the author

David Hanenburg David Hanenburg is the passionate dirt-lovin' creator of Endurance Buzz and has been playing in the endurance sports world since 2000 after knockin' the dust off of his Trek 950 hardtail thanks to a friend asking to go ride some local dirt. In 2007 he ran his first ultra on the trails and fell in love with the sport and its people. For more information on David's endurance sports journey, check out the About page.

2 Responses to “2012 Hardrock 100 – TALON Athletes Going Big!”

  1. on 11 Jul 2012 at 9:27 pm Jonathan

    Hope everyone makes it to the end to kiss the Hardrock. Go get em Joe!

  2. on 12 Jul 2012 at 1:33 pm David Hanenburg

    That would be special indeed. You know Joe will be givin’ it his all!