2018 Hardrock 100 Women’s Podium Finish Line Videos

Here are videos of the top-three women–Sabrina Stanley, Nikki Kimball, and Darla Askew-finishing the 2018 Hardrock 100.

Winner Sabrina Stanley’s 2018 Hardrock 100 Finish Video

Winner Sabrina Stanley’s 2018 Hardrock 100 Finish Video Transcript

Sabrina Stanley: I didn’t know I was on that pace. All day, I thought I was on like 33- or 34-hour pace. All day I was really bummed. I was like, “Everybody’s going to say it was a slow year.” I don’t know. I was very self-conscious about my time because I thought it was so slow. Four miles from the finish, my friend was like, “No, you’ve been killing it all day.” My math in my head was completely off.

I mean, I feel like I put everything out there, but I definitely had a pity party going up Little Giant at the end. I was just like, “This is the hardest climb of my life!” I was not having it. If I had known… my goal was to finish under 30. But there’s next year.

iRunFar: You didn’t know where you were time-wise?

Stanley: No. I don’t normally struggle at math. I was thinking [to Avery Collins, her pacer] what was I trying to tell you? At 10 or 12 o’clock… I don’t know.

Avery Collins: She didn’t make sense. That was all that mattered.

Stanley: So, yeah, I was really bummed that I was that I was really slow. Every aid station I came into, when they were like, “You’re the first female,” I thought they were [gesturing looking at a watch] thinking like, “Oh, looks like you’re late.” Like the first female is an hour later than she should’ve been most years. Which probably wasn’t the case at any of the aid stations. Yeah, I was just out of my mind. I ran with Bryon Powell for the first like eight miles. There was a train of like seven or eight of us that were all together.

iRunFar: The last we looked, he was sandwiched between you and Darla Askew.

Stanley: Oh really? Where, location-wise, is he?

iRunFar: Sorry, Nikki Kimball is in second now. Bryon is behind her. They’re both past Cunningham now. I think you had an hour-and-a-half lead…

Stanley: Did Nikki have a breakdown at any point?

iRunFar: She said last night she had a low spot earlier, and then she had a low spot later. But I don’t know what happened to her.

Stanley: It was early, but she came into Chapman right behind me. It scared me. So I powerhiked like a fiend up Oscar’s because she could see me the entire time. I was like, “I gotta’ look really strong.” Then I never came across her again, so I don’t know.

iRunFar: I think she was pretty close for a bit. I want to say that the point where you put significant distance on her was coming out of Ouray.

Stanley: Out of Ouray, really? I would say the last 20 miles I struggled, hard. In my opinion, though Avery says otherwise. I felt real low those last 20.

iRunFar: You made time up.

Stanley: That’s always good [laughs].

iRunFar: Well done!

Stanley: Thank you. It’s been a long time in the making.

Second Place Nikki Kimball’s 2018 Hardrock 100 Finish Video

Second Place Nikki Kimball’s 2018 Hardrock 100 Finish Video Transcript

Dale Garland, Race Director: Everybody, our second female: Nikki Kimball!

[Applause and cheering from spectators]

Nikki Kimball: That was awesome.

Garland: Congratulations.

Third Place Darla Askew’s 2018 Hardrock 100 Finish Video

Third Place Darla Askew’s 2018 Hardrock 100 Finish Video Transcript

Dale Garland, Race Director: Everyone please welcome back Darla Askew!

[Applause and cheering from spectators, Darla makes a gesture of thanks]

Garland: And she’s back with a big smile.

[Dale places a medal around Darla’s neck.]

Darla Askew: Thanks, Dale.

Garland: How are you doing?

Askew: Thanks for the nice weather. It was so beautiful!

Garland: Not bad, huh?

Askew: It was actually a little hot.

Meghan Hicks

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

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