2018 Hardrock 100 Men’s Podium Finish Line Videos

Here are videos of the top-three men–Jeff Browning, Jeff Rome, and Troy Howard--finishing the 2018 Hardrock 100.

Winner Jeff Browning’s 2018 Hardrock 100 Finish Video

Winner Jeff Browning’s 2018 Hardrock 100 Finish Video Transcript

Dale Garland, Race Director: Everybody please welcome Jeff Browning! Welcome Billy!

Jeff Browning: I ran 104 miles. [Stops his watch] Oh man.

Garland: This is two 100-mile finishes in less than a month for Jeff, so congratulations. [To Jeff] Would you like a chair?

Browning: Yeah.

[Jeff takes off his hydration vest and belt]

Browning: I was thinking of doing the Grand Slam, but not now. Not next year, either. I’m coming here.

[Photographers ask Jeff and his host to pose for photos.]

Browning: At Cataract Lake, I totally thought I was off course. I thought I missed the turn, so I backtracked like a mile-and-a-half probably.

Garland: So you actually did Hardrock plus some?

Browning: About a mile-and-a-half or two miles. It probably added an extra 45 to an hour. Then I turned around and Troy Howard was right there. I saw his lights, I was like, “Oh man!” There goes my lead.

Spectator: The look you gave me when I told you…

Browning: I know, dude.

Spectator: Then you started running faster [laughs].

Garland: Nothing like an incentive, huh?

Browning: I went up Little Giant as fast as I could.

Spectator: Jeff, what’s your official time?

Browning: I have no idea. It would have been an hour faster had I not wandered around Cataract Lake. I went all the way downhill looking for the last flag. If I had gone just another maybe 60 yards, there would’ve been a flag. But there hadn’t been one for a while. I was like, “Oh man, I don’t remember this!” Oh well. Extra credit.

Garland: Jeff, we’d like to present you this [holds up a jacket and then presents it to Jeff]. It’s our silver running and so, courtesy of Smartwool, we’d like to give you–each finisher will receive one courtesy of Smartwool–a silver finisher jacket. And, I know you’ve got at least one of these: a Hardrocker t-shirt [drapes it on Jeff’s shoulder]. There you go. [Spectators applaud]

Browning: Thank you.

Second Place Jeff Rome’s 2018 Hardrock 100 Finish Video

Second Place Jeff Rome’s 2018 Hardrock 100 Finish Video Transcript

Dale Garland, Race Director: For the second time… Jeff Rome!

[Spectators cheer]

Spectator: Yeah, dude! You came in strong!

Garland: Congratulations, man. Congratulations. How you doing?

Jeff Rome: Good.

Garland: Yeah? That’s good.

Third Place Troy Howard’s 2018 Hardrock 100 Finish Video

Third Place Troy Howard’s 2018 Hardrock 100 Finish Video Transcript

Dale Garland, Race Director: Everybody, from Golden, Colorado… Troy Howard!

[Spectators cheer]

Garland: Congratulations, man. Congratulations. [Hugs Troy] Welcome back.

Pam Lizdas Howard: I’m supposed to get the first hug! [Laughs]

Garland: I’m sorry! You get the first kiss.

Pam: Yes.

Garland: Yeah, there you go.

Troy Howard: Nice job [to Jeff Browning and Jeff Rome, shaking their hands]. You’re both named Jeff, right?

Jeff Rome: Yeah, makes it easy [laughs].

Kalinda Howard [Troy’s Daughter]: Now I know how hard it is to run 100 miles.

Garland: Yeah, your dad’s pretty cool, huh? What’s your name?

Kalinda: Kalinda.

Spectator: That wine bottle was awesome earlier.

Troy’s Wife: Yeah, it was his eleventh 100-mile finish and it’s our eleventh wedding anniversary. Kind of special.

Garland: That’s nice! [To Troy] What can I get you to drink?

Meghan Hicks

is the Managing Editor of iRunFar and the author of 'Where the Road Ends: A Guide to Trail Running.' The converted road runner finished her first trail ultramarathon in 2006 and loves using running to visit the world's wildest places.