2018 Hardrock 100 Men’s Podium Finish Line Videos

Finishing videos (with transcripts) for the top-three men’s finishers of the 2018 Hardrock 100: Jeff Browning, Jeff Rome, and Troy Howard.

By on July 21, 2018 | Comments

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 running belts]

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

Meghan Hicks is the Editor-in-Chief of iRunFar. She’s been running since she was 13 years old, and writing and editing about the sport for around 15 years. She served as iRunFar’s Managing Editor from 2013 through mid-2023, when she stepped into the role of Editor-in-Chief. Aside from iRunFar, Meghan has worked in communications and education in several of America’s national parks, was a contributing editor for Trail Runner magazine, and served as a columnist at Marathon & Beyond. She’s the co-author of Where the Road Ends: A Guide to Trail Running with Bryon Powell. She won the 2013 Marathon des Sables, finished on the podium of the Hardrock 100 Mile in 2021, and has previously set fastest known times on the Nolan’s 14 mountain running route in 2016 and 2020. Based part-time in Moab, Utah and Silverton, Colorado, Meghan also enjoys reading, biking, backpacking, and watching sunsets.