100 miles by foot through the unforgiving and majestic beauty of the San Juan mountains of Colorado with the goal to kiss a large stone as your award. To kiss the Hardrock. 140 athletes from around the world attempted just that.
Clear Lake at 12,300 feet along the Hardrock 100 course. (Credit: John Fowler / https://flic.kr/p/f8UNtp)
The Hardrock 100 is a trail running experience like no other in the United States.
And a community with a big heart.
At the beginning of each July, an intimate group begins their yearly pilgrimage to Silverton, Colorado. They arrive to acclimate to the altitude, help with course/event set-up, and simply hang-out with the Hardrock family surrounded by natural beauty until race day.
This year the TALON (TX, AR, LA, OK, NM) tribe laced up 14 sets of tread from three states. New Mexico was our largest group with nine runners. Followed by Texas with three and Arkansas with two.
David Coblentz (age 51) of New Mexico, led our tribe to kiss the Hardrock in 34:00:59.
Our final and wisest finisher was Ferdinand de Souza (age 60) of New Mexico, who stayed focused to the finish line in 47:04:30.
Our youngest finisher was lowlander John Sharp (age 36) of Texas who put together his fastest Hardrock finish so far, a 37:04:56.
Of special note, Ken Gordon of New Mexico also completed his fifth Hardrock this year.
Complete TALON Results
- David Coblentz (NM) – 34:00:59
- John Sharp (TX) – 37:04:56
- Tyler Curiel (TX) – 37:47:26
- Sean Cunniff (NM) – 38:50:19
- Neil Blake (NM) – 38:52:02
- Paul Tidmore (TX) – 40:08:36
- Randy Isler (TX) – 41:35:03
- Ken Gordon (NM) – 41:40:21
- Kristen Kern (NM) – 41:52:48
- Blake Wood (NM) – 42:22:12
- Stan Ferguson (AR) – 42:41:59
- Podog Vogler (AR) – 42:41:59
- Susan Gardner (NM) – 46:46:24
- Ferdinand de Souza (NM) – 47:04:30
Complete Hardrock 100 results
Enjoy as our Hardrock athletes graciously share some moments from their adventure.
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