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Gary Robbins breaks his own course record at 2013 Hurt 100

The North Vancouver ultrarunner lowered his own record time by over 30 minutes on the challenging, mountainous course in Hawaii

North Vancouver ultrarunner Gary Robbins knows the notoriously tough course in Hawaii well. He set the course record in 2010 by winning in 20:12.

Robbins lowered his own record to an impressive 19:35, beating out fellow British Columbian Jason Loutit of Squamish, who finished in 21:39. Nickademus Hollon of San Diego, Calif. was third, hot on Loutit’s heels in 21:43. 

Canadian Melanie Bos of Kelowna, B.C. also had a strong showing in the women’s race, finishing second in 26:50. She finished behind Hannah Roberts, a local runner who won in 25:41.

Now in it’s 13th year, the Hurt 100 earns its name, sending runners into the mountainous jungle above Honolulu. The race accumulates 25,000 ft. of vertical, and runners are faced with warm and humid conditions through extremely rooty and tough trails in the Oahu mountains. 

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Only 53 of the 122 starters managed to finish under the 36-hour cutoff.