"Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion.” - George Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
There was so much that happened over the weekend I am not sure I have even processed it all. It was a weekend for the books for sure. It was also 11 plus years in the making.
I am going to approach this as a photo/video race report. Most if not all of the photos/videos were taken by either Don, Donnie, Paula or Dan. Thank you guys so much for documenting this for me. I never could have done this without their support for sure! This is truly a team sport even though only one person is running.
Finished my first Hardrock in 34:25 for 22nd overall and 20th male. I'll take it. Quick recap- First 15-20 miles went okay just cruising along with Ryan Cooper until I started not moving well and he took off. Felt that way until about mile 62 as we started climbing Handies and suddenly started feeling really good. I mean really good!!! Basically rode that wave all the way to the finish. Even running the last 9.4 miles w/ 2800ft of vert over Little Giant to the finish in 2:25. It was a hell of a second day for me.
This is going to be a long photo bomb so strap in.
Thank you everyone!!! Could not have done this without everyone's support.