Dakota Jones and Matt Hart Pre-2011 Hardrock 100 Interview

Bryon Powell of iRunFar interviews Dakota Jones and Matt Hart prior to the 2011 Hardrock 100.

By on July 7, 2011 | 10 comments

When two guys spend five weeks living together in a house in a small mountain town, it’s only natural that they be interviewed together… and so it is that I joined Dakota Jones and Matt Hart (both of Montrail) for an informal chat at their house prior to the 2011 Hardrock 100. Hear about their training, what they’re looking forward to at Hardrock, and their mountain town life in Silverton.

It’s worth noting that there’s plenty of color in this very casual interview. I mean, where else can you hear Dakota talk about booty shorts and tan lines.

Bryon Powell

Bryon Powell is the Editor-in-Chief of iRunFar. He’s been writing about trail running, ultrarunning, and running gear for 15 years. Aside from iRunFar, he’s authored the books Relentless Forward Progress: A Guide to Running Ultramarathons and Where the Road Ends: A Guide to Trail Running, been a contributing editor at Trail Runner magazine, written for publications including Outside, Sierra, and Running Times, and coached ultrarunners of all abilities. Based in Silverton, Colorado, Bryon is an avid trail runner and ultrarunner who competes in events from the Hardrock 100 Mile just out his front door to races long and short around the world, that is, when he’s not fly fishing or tending to his garden.