Frenchman Wins Hardrock 100

Third-fastest time in race history

Jul 11, 2011
Outside Magazine

France's Julien Chorier won the Hardrock 100 Endurance Run on Saturday in 25 hours, 17 minutes, beating pre-race favorites and former champions Karl Meltzer and Jared Cambell, both of whom dropped out mid-race. Chorier's time is the third fastest in Hardrock history, behind Kyle Skaggs (23:23:30, 2008) and Karl Meltzer (24:38:02, 2009). It is also the second-fastest time ever for the counter-clockwise race direction. (The race, which runs through Colorado's San Juan mountains, alternates direction each year.) Diana Finkel, 40, of South Fork, Colorado, claimed her fourth consecutive women's title in 29 hours, 27 minutes. The Hardrock 100 begins and ends in Silverton, Colorado, and takes runners up and down 13 mountain passes for a total 33,992 feet of elevation gain and loss.


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