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100 miles in a day: The Hardrock Hundred
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Posted on July 17 2009, 11:54am by Mark Esper in Local News category
Karl Meltzer of Sandy, Utah finishes grueling 100-mile mountain course in just over 24 hours
 
One hundred miles in 24 hours.
That’s what Karl Meltzer, 41, of Sandy, Utah, accomplished last weekend to win the Hardrock Hundred Endurance Run.
Meltzer’s time of 24:38 was a new record in the counter-clockwise direction and the second fastest time ever. 
Diana Finkel, 38, of South Park, defending women’s Hardrock Hundred champion, won again this year with a record time of  27:18, finishing third overall behind Troy Howard, of Walnut Creek, Calif., in second place (in 26:01 — the third fastest time ever). 
There were 105 finishers out of 140 starters, said Race Director Dale Garland, the most ever. 
The oldest finisher was the amazing John DeWalt, 73, of Pennsylvania, who finished his 14th Hardrock in 47:47.?
Milestones included:
• Kirk Apt collected his 15th Hardrock finish. 
• Tyler Curiel completed his 10th Hardrock. 
• Murray Schart, Jared Campbell, Billy Simpson, Scott Olmer, Rodger Wrublik, Chris Twiggs, and Diane Van Deren collected their fifth finishes.
The only Silverton resident to take part in the run was Roger Wrublik, 51, who finished in a time of 39:10
 
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