2013 Hardrock 100 Live Coverage

The 2013 Hardrock 100 begins at 6 am MDT on Friday, July 12, as 140 runners take off from Silverton, Colorado for a journey through the San Juan Mountains. While labeled a “run” rather than a “race,” there’ll no doubt be hot competition for both the men’s and women’s titles, so we’ll be bringing you race updates and commentary from the front of the pack all day… and night… and the next day. As usual, we’ll be livecasting the event on iRunFar’s Twitter feed; however, we’ll also be combining our Twitter feed with other news sources in the below CoverItLive window.

Thanks to race sponsor Hypoxico, maker of altitude training systems (which lowland-living Hal Koerner used before winning last year’s Hardrock), for supporting our coverage of the 2013 Hardrock 100!

Note: Due to Hardrock’s temporal length, we’ll not be hosting a discussion with CoverItLive itself. However, we encourage you to discuss the race at length in the comments section!

Here are a couple resources to help you follow the race:




Please consider making a donation to help cover iRunFar’s costs of covering this and other races. Also, purchasing items from the iRunFar Store supports our race coverage around the world.

-Bryon Powell, Editor-in-Chief of iRunFar

Bryon Powell: is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of iRunFar.com. Having spent nearly 20 years as an ultrarunner and three decades as a trail runner, he's also written Relentless Forward Progress: A Guide to Running Ultramarathons and co-wrote Where the Road Ends: A Guide to Trail Running. He calls Silverton, Colorado and Moab, Utah home.

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  • Bryon, Gutted not to be there this year but looks like a great field. What the weather (forecast) and ground conditions like? Thanks Tim

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  • Go Jack Kurisky!!! Have a great run.

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  • I'm doing my first ultra tomorrow, only 30 miles and 1300m ascent and I'm well nervous. Can't imagine how people must be feeling before starting hard rock! Think i'd be hiding under my bed!

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  • It's partly cloudy and 50F for the moment. It won't get hot (65F) and it will storm. 50% chance of rain is high and means many folks will get hit with "weather."

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  • Hey Bryon, I know you are probably way too busy right now, but i have been trying to donate and cannot see how to enter Province ( Canada) instead of state. Any ideas?.

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    • Mick,
      Thanks you SO much for letting us know there was an international issue. We've corrected the problem. (Although you might need to reload live coverage and click the new link.)

      Thanks, too, for being willing to support our race coverage. It really helps!

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  • As someone who was at Western States this year, I want to encourage ANYONE who is reading this to donate to iRunFar for this coverage...

    Bryon and Meghan are up for literally days without end, running and driving around like crazy, spending their own $$ to do this...

    And if you think about it, those of us who then "follow" the races via Twitter get at least as much enjoyment as you would if you went to a movie (I think we get more, and it lasts a lot longer, but I don't want to be greedy here)...

    Why not chip in $20 (or whatever you can) every time they bring us a race live... If 100 followers did that -- it would be $2k that you know would go right back into paying for gas, keeping the Prius running, getting the right equipment...

    I'll stop now -- but having watched Meghan work during WS -- and watching Bryon run around before doing interviews... I just had to same something.

    Now, I'll go back to enjoying this awesome coverage!

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    • I just made a modest donation. Thanks Bryon, Meghan, and co. for the great coverage!

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      • Thanks so much, CDG! You'll get us over Red Mountain to Ouray! :-)

        Who'll get Meghan around to Telluride? It's a long drive! ;-)

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    • +1

      Just bought expensive stuff from the store :) Hope the MSRP has a good profit for the retailer!

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      • Thanks so much for your support, Dogrunner. The iRunFar Store is a big part of making our race coverage (and the rest of iRunFar.com) happen.

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    • I just donated $20. Thanks for the great coverage.

      Now hopefully Meghan can get around to Telluride. :-)

      Keep an eye on my sis. She may not be as young as the other front women runners, but she's as tough as nails! And this is her first 100miler since she broke her leg in March of 2012. She loves Hardrock. Go Nye Go!

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      • Your sister is amazing ! Run Betsy Run

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      • Waiting (with Rhonda Claridge) for Betsy in Ouray. :-)

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  • Somebody get Arcteryx off of the feed. It's getting clogged up with their shit.

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    • Thanks for the heads up. As we're not moderating comments on CoverItLive, we've not been actively following it. Arc'teryx's tweets are now under moderation, so they won't show up unless they're relevant (And worthwhile).

      Feel free to let us know if anything else like this goes down. It's much appreciated!

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  • Is Troy Howard already through Pole Creek legit?

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    • No. The data is incorrect. He came through Maggie Gulch, not Pole Creek in 3:33.

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    • That sounds like it was his time at the previous aid station -- per Bryon +10 at that spot. Don't you think?

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      • Bryon beat me to it by ten seconds :)

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    • It looks like he doesn't have a split recorded for Maggie Gulch so I think they entered it for the wrong checkpoint.

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      • Correct. Easy mixup. One wrong check box or drop down.

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  • The photo albums on facebook are great, Bryon.

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    • Me too! Nice to see so many pics. Thanks Bryon and the whole iRunFar team for another great round of coverage!

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  • Love that Joe and Seb are running together...

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    • Sounded like Joe waited (very, very briefly) while Seb took drank one more cup in Sherman. Company is worth its weigh in gold out on the Hardrock course.

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      • And they both speak French:)

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        • Exactly... Joe FM en Français. All week, they've been chattering away like they were in Chamonix. :-)

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          • Hmm, a double-win for the home country? :) Nah, Tony might get bored once enter the pacing duty...

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  • Flash flood watch in effect for the San Juan's. noon until 9 PM..... Be careful out there!

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  • Bryon and Megan - thank you both for doing this for all of us "watching" from home.

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    • We've also gotta thank Travis Trampe and Travis Liles for being a roving reporting team; Roch Horton for manning Kroger Kanteen Komm; and, so far, to Nick Triolo and Dom Grossman for letting us share their photos!

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  • Thanks Bryon and Meghan! Donated!!

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    • Much appreciated! Really! :-)

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  • Will the next iRunFar updates becoming from Grouse Gulch?

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    • Yes, sir.

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  • But more importantly, will Tony run barechested and will he don the white sunglasses? Dude's a legend,

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  • Seems to be a massive number of runners wearing Hoka's !

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    • No surprise on such a course. I have a pair of the Rapa Nui and they are great. A Hoka that runs like a regular shoe, flexible yet still super cushioned.

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  • yfrog pics not opening.

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    • The most recent ones are working here at Mobius Cafe in Silverton. One that say "via fro.gy," you need to sign in to see...

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      • Via froggy is French for "the way of the French" at least that was my assumption.....

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    • I've retweeted a full version of the erroneous tweets.

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    • Looks like yfrog don´t open (just some quote on the page) but you need to click on "continue to the media" on the right hand side to see the picture. Works at least for me.

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  • I donated. Great coverage and pics.

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    • Thanks, Sam!

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  • Bryon, interview Finkle. She is amazing!

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    • I would love to interview Diana if she's willing.

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  • Hope Joe remains 100% healthy... That's kind of a scary quote.

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    • super scary. I do know that he can turn it around read a race report from the sd 100 where an individual had the same issue. Drank more water and it cleared up

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      • If it's just a bloody bladder from being jostled around that's OK (I've had that several times) however, if it's the result of something muscular or intestinal it's another deal entirely and he'd need to shut it down by Virginius (disappointing, once again, all the TK groupies:)

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        • Lets hope that it is the first option. Joe seems to be running strong and has a good feel for this race. Would be fun to see him and Seb battle it out to the finish.

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          • I agree. He's a smart, experienced guy, he's not going to do anything stupid. If it clears out by Governor Basin he'll be good to go. But, if it's something worse descending off Virginius would be brutal.

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        • AJW - your answer, while comforting, makes you sound almost as insane ;)

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          • To be clear, your first answer -- "oh I've had a bloody bladder from the ol' jostling... No biggie" :)

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