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Dry, fast and ... 102.5 miles

Durangoan Dakota Jones a prerace favorite for this weekend’s Hardrock 100
Last year, Diana Finkel and Julien Chorier were the first woman and man to kiss the Hardrock. Chorier isn’t entered in the 2012 field, but Finkel of South Fork returns to chase her fifth consecutive Hardrock 100 title.
Dakota Jones hopes to phone in his first Hardrock 100 championship this weekend in Silverton. The up-and-coming ultrarunner and Durango High School alumnus widely is considered a prerace favorite.
Jared Campbell of Salt Lake City won the last clockwise Hardrock 100 in 2010. This year, Campbell returns for another clockwise route and hopes for a similar result.
Hardrock 100

A look at this year’s Hardrock 100, the 19th running of Silverton’s signature event (results provided by race director Dale Garland):
Distance: 102.5 miles.
Total Climb and Descent: 32,992 feet of climb and 32,992 feet of descent.
Average Elevation: 11,016 feet above sea level.
Low Point: Ouray, 7,680 feet above sea level.
High Point: Handies Peak, 14,048 feet above sea level.
Amount of Course on Paved Surface: .17 miles.
Number entered: 140 – 122 male, 18 female.
Oldest Entrant: Hans Dieter Weisshaar, 72.
Youngest Entrant: Dakota Jones, 21.
Average Age of Entrant: 44 years (10 runners over 60).
Most Hardrock 100 Finishes: Kirk Apt, 17; Blake Wood, 16.
Number of 2012 Hardrock 100 Entrants Without a Finish: 51.
Number of States: 25.
Foreign Countries Represented: Canada, France, Japan and Singapore.
Fastest Times: Kyle Skaggs, 23:23:30 (2008); Diana Finkel, 27:18:24 (2009).
Total Number of Hardrock 100 Finishes: 1,164.
Different People Who Have Finished the Hardrock 100: 515.
Average Finishing Time: 40:08:42.
Durango Herald

Dry, fast and ... 102.5 miles

Last year, Diana Finkel and Julien Chorier were the first woman and man to kiss the Hardrock. Chorier isn’t entered in the 2012 field, but Finkel of South Fork returns to chase her fifth consecutive Hardrock 100 title.
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Dakota Jones hopes to phone in his first Hardrock 100 championship this weekend in Silverton. The up-and-coming ultrarunner and Durango High School alumnus widely is considered a prerace favorite.
Jared Campbell of Salt Lake City won the last clockwise Hardrock 100 in 2010. This year, Campbell returns for another clockwise route and hopes for a similar result.
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