It was gold that brought folks to the mountain town of Silverton, Colorado starting back in 1860.
Today, ultrarunners arrive each July to dig deep within themselves, collect mental snapshots through the San Juan mountains, and kiss a big rock in town. This investment has generated significant returns since 1992. We are talking about the Hardrock 100.
11 TALON (TX, AR, LA, OK, NM) athletes between the ages of 37 and 59, arrived at the start line race morning for the 6:00am start. We had a mix of first timers and Hardrock veterans ready to play from New Mexico, Texas, and Arkansas.
52 year old David Coblentz of New Mexico, led our TALON tribe through the 100 mile loop course in 35:45:30. This was David’s eighth finish.
39 year old Margaret Gordon of New Mexico completed her first Hardrock and was our sole female finisher in 44:48:19.
58 year old Randy Isler of New Mexico was our final athlete to Kiss the Hardrock. Randy arrived back in Silverton in 49:08:53.
Hardrock 100 Moments
Similar to our Western States 100 results article, I asked our athletes…
Could you share the detailed story of one moment from your Hardrock 100 race that made a special imprint on you.
For those I was able to get in contact with, enjoy their responses below.