B.C. runners Gary Robbins and Tracy Garneau both set course records in winning the men’s and women’s races at the HURT 100 Mile Endurance Run in Hawaii. Robbins finished in 20 hours and 12 minutes, shattering the men’s course record by 16 minutes, while Garneau’s time of 24 hours and six minutes broke the women’s record by an incredible four hours and 12 minutes. Ontario runners Monica Scholz and Charlotte Vasarhelyi placed second of the third, for a Canadian podium sweep of the women’s race, and Calgary’s Tasha Nott was fifth.
The HURT features nearly 25,000 ft. of vertical ascent in the rainforest above Honolulu. Despite ideal running conditions this year, 47 out of 107 starters completed the race within the cut-off time of 36 hours.