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SarahCrunning - 19/07/2018 00:58:11
   
Hardrock 100 2018
On Friday, 145 runners will set out from Silverton, Colorado on a 100 mile loop of the San Juan mountains. The race alternates direction, and this year's event is being run clockwise. The last 2 years have brought newsworthy wins from this race. In 2016, Kilian Jornet and Jason Sclarb controversially finished hand in hand to become joint winners. Last year, Kilian was first to kiss the hardrock for the 4th time, despite dislocating his shoulder during the race. The women's race was just as exciting, with Caroline Chaverot never losing the lead despite two falls and going off course.

This year is the first time in 5 years that Kilian has not raced Hardrock - he withdrew last month. However, there is no shortage of contenders in the men's race. Xavier Thévenard will have his eye on the podium - in 2016, he came third after Jornet and Schlarb's joint win, and was the fastest ever runner up. Other contenders include Jeff Browning, who holds the Western States 100/Hardrock 100 double record - he came 3rd and 4th respectively in 2016. He finished 5th at WS100 last month. Troy Howard may also be one to watch - he finished 2nd in both 2009 and 2013, and was 5th in 2015.

The women's race is looking very exciting this year. Nikki Kimball makes her Hardrock debut. After three WS100 wins, a UTMB win and an MdS win, and many more besides, she will have the podium firmly in her sights. However, she will face tough competition. Sabrina Little recently moved to the San Juan mountains to train for the race. She finished 3rd in last year's WS100, and could be a contender. Darla Askew has 5 previous Hardrock finishes and has just come second in San Diego 100 Mile race. Japan's Kaori Niwa is also one to watch - she was 4th in UTMB 2017 and came 2nd in this year's Ultra-Trail Mt. Fuji.

There are many more strong runners who could be dark horses - keep your eye on this thread and our Twitter account for updates.
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SarahCrunning - 20/07/2018 17:13:58
   
RE:Hardrock 100 2018
The race has been underway for just over 3 hours. Xavier Thévenard took an early lead and remained in front at the 18.1 mile aid station - 5 minutes ahead of CR pace. Jeff Browning was 21 minutes behind him at the 11.5 mile aid station, with Brendan Trimboli in third.

In the women's race, Sabrina Stanley was first to the 11.5 mile aid station. Nikki Kimball was in second and 6 minutes behind. Darla Askew was in third.
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SarahCrunning - 20/07/2018 19:40:59
   
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Sabrina Stanley was just 30 seconds ahead of Nikki Kimball at the 18.1 mile aid station! Darla Askew remains in third. The race is on!
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SarahCrunning - 20/07/2018 19:45:42
   
RE:Hardrock 100 2018
Xavier Thévenard was first to the 27.8 mile aid station - 39 minutes ahead of second placed Jeff Browning. Brendan Trimboli was third.
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SarahCrunning - 20/07/2018 21:15:27
   
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Xavier Thévenard reached 32.7 miles in 7:23. Sabrina Stanley has increased her lead and was 8 minutes ahead of Nikki Kimball at 27.8 miles. Darla Askew was third and 22 minutes behind the lead.
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SarahCrunning - 20/07/2018 21:15:27
   
RE:Hardrock 100 2018
Xavier Thévenard reached 32.7 miles in 7:23. Sabrina Stanley has increased her lead and was 8 minutes ahead of Nikki Kimball at 27.8 miles. Darla Askew was third and 22 minutes behind the lead.
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SarahCrunning - 20/07/2018 21:15:27
   
RE:Hardrock 100 2018
Xavier Thévenard reached 32.7 miles in 7:23. Sabrina Stanley has increased her lead and was 8 minutes ahead of Nikki Kimball at 27.8 miles. Darla Askew was third and 22 minutes behind the lead.
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SarahCrunning - 20/07/2018 21:15:27
   
RE:Hardrock 100 2018
Xavier Thévenard reached 32.7 miles in 7:23. Sabrina Stanley has increased her lead and was 8 minutes ahead of Nikki Kimball at 27.8 miles. Darla Askew was third and 22 minutes behind the lead.
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SarahCrunning - 20/07/2018 22:41:49
   
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Xavier Thévenard was first to Ouray - 43.9 miles - in 8:48. Sabrina Stanley was the first female to 33 miles in 9:29.
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SarahCrunning - 21/07/2018 00:29:13
   
RE:Hardrock 100 2018
Jeff Browning was second into Ouray, but 56 minutes behind Xavier. Brendan Trimboli was 6 minutes behind Jeff.

In the women's race, Darla Askew had overtaken Nikki Kimball by 33 miles and is now in second place.

Xavier Thévenard is now through Engineer (51.9 miles) in 11:13. He is reported to be feeling the heat.
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