Darcy Africa Pre-2011 Hardrock Interview

Bryon Powell of iRunFar interviews Darcy Africa prior to the 2011 Hardrock 100.

By on July 7, 2011 | 5 comments

Last year, Darcy Africa placed second at her first Hardrock 100. Since then, she’s won the Wasatch 100, the Collegiate Peaks 50 mile, and Golden Gate Dirty Thirty 50k. She’s ready to get back out there and dip under the 30 hour barrier. In this interview, she discusses her training, her record-setting double crossing of the Grand Canyon, and what she’s looking forward to this weekend.

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.