Hardrock 100: Kilian Jornet and Courtney Dauwalter break overall course records
François d'Haene and Dakota Jones took second and third today in Silverton, while Canada's Stephanie Case was second in the women's racePhoto by: Rick Danielson, NNormal
Note: This story has been updated.
Kilian Jornetwas the first to kiss the rock at the finish of this year’s Hardrock 100, after 21 and a half hours of racing in Colorado’s San Juans. His time (21:36:24) is a new overall course record, and this was Jornet’s fifth title in as many outings. Courtney Dauwalter is the women’s winner and sixth overall, in 26:44:38–also an overall course record; victory was all the sweeter for Dauwalter, who dropped out of last year’s race with stomach trouble after 62 miles. (She went on to win UTMB in August 2021.)
François d’Haene, last year’s winner and the previous course record holder, finished only 15 minutes behind Jornet, in 21:51:21. Rounding out the men’s podium is Dakota Jones, in 23:09:19. The pack of three had run most of the course in close proximity to one another.
Canada’s Stephanie Case finished second on Saturday, in 33:52:40. Hannah Green of Silverton, Colo. was third, in 34:26:39.
Courtney Dauwalter (@SalomonSports) wins the 2022 Hardrock 100 in a clockwise and overall course record of 26:44:38. Diana Finkel previously had the CW record of 28:32 (2010) and overall record of 27:18:24 (2009). Our pre-race chat with Courtney: https://t.co/X7GGfLHQL8 #HR100 pic.twitter.com/TsmB3H8sMf
— iRunFar (@iRunFar) July 16, 2022
Jornet had not made an appearance at Hardrock since 2017, when he won the race for the fourth consecutive year, despite falling and dislocating his shoulder around the 40-mile mark.
The course was run in a clockwise direction this year (it alternates each year). D’Haene set an overall course record last year in 21:45:50, which Jornet lowered by nine minutes on Saturday.
The women’s course records were much older: Diana Finkel set the clockwise course record at 28:32 back in 2010, and the overall record at 27:18:24 in 2009.
Joanna Ford of Calgary finished sixth in the women’s race, in 38:17:30.
Top 10 men:
- Kilian Jornet 21:36:24
- François d’Haene 21:51:21
- Dakota Jones 23:06:19
- Dani Jung 25:53:47
- Jeff Browning 26:17:47
- Luke Nelson 28:46:19
- Nick Coury 30:37:13
- John Fitzgerald 31:08:14
- Jeason Murphy 31:10:03
- John Kelly 31:29:32
- Courtney Dauwalter 26:44:38 (sixth overall)
- Stephanie Case 33:52:40
- Hannah Green 34:26:39
- Darcy Piceu 35:08:06
- Meghan Hicks 36:32:52
- Joanna Ford 38:17:30
- Emily Halnon 38:35:23
- Dana Samis 38:37:27
Watch for updates as finishers continue to arrive in Silverton. You can follow the action on Twitter via iRunFar.