Behind the Scenes of Kilian’s Inhuman Win at the Hardrock 100

Behind the Scenes of Kilian’s Inhuman Win at the Hardrock 100

Last weekend was the 26th running of the Hardrock 100, a brutal ultramarathon in Southwestern Colorado’s San Juan mountains that has an average elevation of 11,000 feet. The two-day event was filled with drama and excitement—defending co-champion Jason Schalrb was forced to drop at mile nine due to a stomach bug, and women’s race leader Caroline Chaverot took a wrong turn at mile 70. Most notably, though, Kilian Jornet won for the fourth year in a row, despite falling and dislocating his shoulder at mile 14, popping it back into place himself, and running the remaining 86 miles with his left arm in a makeshift sling. This victory came just two months after the 29-year-old Spaniard summited Everest twice in one week.

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