31 Jul '14, 8pm

10 Inspiring Ultra Finishes #ultrachat

10 Inspiring Ultra Finishes #ultrachat

Trail ultramarathons are always a test of the human spirit. Sometimes the test is harder than usual A video by Run Steep Get High showing Timothy Olson's heroic struggle to finish the 2014 Hardrock 100. At the Hardrock 100 Endurance Run earlier this month in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains, Timothy Olson went out with the leaders and was in the lead pack. But the legendary late-charger didn’t have his usual wheels. His race went downhill, hard and fast; soon he was out of contention and off his feet. No one would have faulted him for dropping out. It simply wasn’t his day, and it takes a great day to run 100 miles on a course as challenging as Hardrock's. Several other big names—past winners of the race, even—would DNF Saturday and Sunday. But Olson didn’t quit. He got up, trudged on and finished 13th in 30 hours and 18 minutes. In honor of Olson’s never-say-die effort, we h...

Full article: http://trailrunnermag.com/races/148-ultras/1389-10-inspir...

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