Blake Wood attempting milestone finish at Hardrock 100

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Blake Wood attempting milestone finish at Hardrock 100

Wood aims for 20th finish; Nye going for 15

Blake Wood attempting milestone finish at Hardrock 100

The view of Island Lake is captivating every year for Blake Wood. He took this shot above the basin in 2014.
When Blake Wood kissed the rock in 1999, he completed a new course record of the Hardrock 100 in 30 hours, 10 seconds. It was broken a year later by 21-time finisher Kirk Apt, and then again in 2001 by Karl Meltzer.
Blake Wood’s style has changed since 1996, but the view of Grant Swamp Pass remains the same.
Blake Wood’s running career has no end in sight, as he continues to crush big runs such as the Hardrock 100. This shot is from his finish in 2014, and he’s going for No. 20 this year.
The Hardrock 100 was still largely a mystery to Blake Wood when he ran his first race in 1994. It was only the third running of the event.
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