Photo courtesy of Blake Wood/Hardrock Hundred
Betsy Kalmeyer and Garrett Graubins on Grant-Swamp Pass
in the Hardrock Hundred Mile Endurance Run.
Jared Campbell of Salt Lake City won the 19th running of the Hardrock Hundred Mile Endurance Run last weekend followed by Diane Finkel of South Fork, Colo., who won her third consecutive women’s title in the grueling 100-mile dash.
Of the 140 runners who started out on the quest, 101 reached the finish line.
Campbell, 30, finished in 27 hours, 18 minutes and 6 seconds, with Finkel, 38, finishing in 28:32:06, smashing the women’s course record she set in 2008 by four hours.
Finkel actually led the entire field for much of the race but faded in the final few miles, when Campbell passed her.
Campbell’s first win last weekend was on his sixth try in the race, having finished fourth last year and sixth in 2008.
Defending champion Karl Metzler of Sandy, Utah, dropped out after 60 miles. He has won the race a record five times.
In third place was Michael Foote of Missoula, Mont., followed by Darcy Africa, of Boulder, making two of the top four finishers female.