THE HURT 100
1. 25,000 ft of elevation gain
2. 25,000 ft of elevation loss
3. Only 2 people in the history of the race to go under 24 hours
4. Brings nothing but pain
Most of you who know me, know that I am a quite person. I keep to myself. I am not big on giving my training schedule, my daily life, or anything else out to people. However, I am about to participate in the HURT 100 again on January 17th. I'm sharing this with all of you because this course has a lot of meaning to me. This race was actually my second ultra and my first ever trail race. Let me just say..... That was not neccessarily the best decision I could have made. I have completed the HURT 100 twice in my running career. Once in 2006 and again in 2007. I want you all to know that it put me in a wheelchair both times I completed it.
This course holds very dear to me for a couple of reasons.
1. The HURT club and the race directors are amazing, and caring people. They gave me a shot at the hardest race in the world when they knew I didn't have a prayer all because they believed in my cause with the foundation. To them I owe the most gratitude. Because of them I was able to compete in the Badwater my first time.
2. This course holds two of the most amazing performances in Ultrarunninng history in my opinion. The first one being Karl Meltzer in 2006 break 24 hours on an impossible course. But, to me the Most Amazing thing I have ever witnessed was in 2007 when Matt Estes crushed this course with a 20:43! I remember watching him levetate past me when I was on mile 78 and he was on mile 98. It was the most amazing thing I have ever seen in running. He is an amazing athlete.
You can watch the race progress at the link above. I thank you all for your support.