Karl Meltzer Pre-2011 Hardrock 100 Interview

Bryon Powell of iRunFar interviews Karl Meltzer prior to the 2011 Hardrock 100.

By on July 7, 2011 | 15 comments

Even if others have run Hardrock more times, it’d be fair to call Karl Meltzer (Redbull/Hoka One One) Mr. Hardrock. He’s won the race five times, finished second to Scott Jurek once, and, on Friday, will be toeing the line in Silverton for his tenth time. Watch the following interview to find out how Karl’s approach to acclimatization and trekking poles have changed, how his running has gone this spring, and the value of running one’s own race among many other things. Check it out.

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.