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Hardrock 100 - NICK CLARK

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Hardrock 100 - NICK CLARK

Post  Tim M on Sat Jul 09, 2011 12:01 pm

After finishing 3rd at the Western States 100 just 2 weeks ago, Nick Clark lined up at the start of the Hardrock 100 in Silverton, CO yesterday morning. After running for over 27 hours. Nick Clark finished 3rd again. (27:43:21 )

Nick did beat the WS100-Hardrock100 Double record by over 3 hours.




Western States gets all the attention, but this race is much harder. The course record is 23:23. The average finish time is 41:10:15. Yes, that is 41 HOURS!

The run starts and ends in Silverton, Colorado and travels through the towns of Telluride, Ouray, and the ghost town of Sherman, crossing thirteen major passes in the 12,000' to 13,000' range. Entrants must travel above 12,000 feet (3,700 m) of elevation a total of 13 times, with the highest point on the course being the 14,048' summit of Handies Peak.

The run includes 33,992 feet of climb and 33,992 feet of descent for a total elevation change of 67,984 feet, at an average elevation of over 11,000 feet. The tree-line is 12,000'. For those that don't know, the tree-line is the point on the mountain above which trees are unable to grow. The air is very thin. Life just isn't meant to live above the tree-line.
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Re: Hardrock 100 - NICK CLARK

Post  ChasMcG on Sat Jul 09, 2011 12:15 pm

How do you even train for that? F that!
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Re: Hardrock 100 - NICK CLARK

Post  Nick Morris on Sat Jul 09, 2011 2:37 pm

@ChasMcG wrote:How do you even train for that? F that!

No doubt...I'll stick to marathons Smile
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Re: Hardrock 100 - NICK CLARK

Post  Kenny B. on Sat Jul 09, 2011 2:48 pm

Love this crap. I feel I'm meant to be in the ultra world vs. well reality. Lol

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Re: Hardrock 100 - NICK CLARK

Post  Dave Wolfe on Sat Jul 09, 2011 3:44 pm

Need more than one beer after something like that. Hardcore.
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Re: Hardrock 100 - NICK CLARK

Post  John Kilpatrick on Sat Jul 09, 2011 4:43 pm

I always wonder about that - you see something like that every now and then, where a hardcore ultra guy will double down on a couple of races close to one another. What I don't understand is how they can pull it off when I've never noticed a marathoner at a big race place near the tops then turn around and do it again a couple of weeks later. It seems intuitive that the ultra runs would beat you up more than a marathon, but I can't explain the difference in the two. Any ideas? Both sports are incredible and it is unfathomable to be able to run one, let alone two hundred milers in a year, let alone a couple of weeks. scratch

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