HURT really does hurt. The course will definitely humble you. The statistics prove it with just a 43% finish rate this year.
Overall I had a great race, finishing 40 minutes better than last year. I finished 38th out of 122 starters in 34:09:00. I'm also very pleased with how focused I was. Not once did I get tired, negative, or have any doubts. I had a great team helping me in Dave Easa and Sonja Billes. They met me at all the aid stations and they took turns running with me through me through the night and second day.
As hard as it was, the HURT family is amazing. The volunteers at all the aid stations were wonderful. There were a few times that I even had to be reminded to get moving because I was being too social.
|Running through Punaho Flats - Photo by Rob Lahoe|
|Punaho Flats - Photo by Rob Lahoe|
|At the finish with my crew after 34 hours. (R to L) Dave Easa, me, and Sonja Billes|