Kathy Lang doing a medical check. That's Mike Dobies with the cynical T-shirt.
Gerry Roach and Hans Dieter-Weisshaar
Tyler Curiel describing his experiences saving patients and years of medical research at Tulane University in the wake of Hurricane Katrina
Bob Boeder performing a medical check
Fred Abramowitz - the last one to get into the run
Race Director Dale Garland works the crowd
Jim Nelson describes the course
The ever charming Chris Scott
Check in on race day
A last minute word with my folks
Margaret and Mark Heaphy
At the start with Tyler Curiel
Heading out of Silverton
Mineral Creek crossing
Karl Meltzer approaches Mineral Creek
Don Platt goes native
Porcupine Basin. That's the Kamm Traverse across the canyon and Grant-Swamp Pass on the skyline at the right hand side of the picture.
A very good year for wildflowers!
Approaching Grant-Swamp Pass
Joel Zucker's plaque atop Grant-Swamp Pass
It gets real steep! Oscar Pass is across the valley on the right hand skyline.
Tyler enters Chapman aid station
Sue Johnston. They didn't offer ME one of those popsicles!
Kris Kern and family
Wired for music AND water!
Connie Gardner on the climb up Oscar Pass. That's Grant-Swamp Pass in the background.
Looking back down from the top of Oscar Pass. That's the Ophir Pass road below.
Upper Wasatch Basin
Rob Youngren is feeling fine
Pasi Kurkilahti, all the way from Finland
Tyler enters the Telluride aid station
Krissie Moehl and Chris Scott help Sue Johnston. Cindy "Go-girl" Goh looks on.
The final pitch to Mendota Saddle
Jim Nelson on the traverse to Virginius Pass
The entire Virginius Pass aid station!
Virginius Pass aid station from below the first pitch down.
Anonymous good wishes
Governor Basin aid station
Entering Ouray aid station with Tyler
Crew: Daughter Margaret and wife Rebecca
Crew: Brittany Somers
Crew: Simon Gilna. Simon paced Tyler from here.
Crew: Daughter Heather and Ryan McNiff
Crew: Dad Phil, and Tom and Margie Stockton
Tyler and I kind of shared crew and pacers
Pacer: Andy Gisler, leaving Ouray
Tyler and Simon along the "you trip, you die" Bear Creek trail.
Much later - pacer Heather on the way down Handies Peak the next morning.
Before dropping off the Cinnamon Pass shelf road down to the Sherman aid station.
Kurt Coonrod in Sherman
Daughter (and pacer) Heather
Sherman aid station
Upper Pole Creek
Sheep herd above the Maggie Gulch aid station
Fields of wildflowers in the rain
Pacer Ryan McNiff above the Buffalo Boy mine
Looking across Stony Pass to Green Mountain
The climb to Little Giant-Dives Pass above the Cunningham Gulch aid station
Mom and Dad await with the rest of my crew
Coming into Cunningham - the last aid station!
Pacer Tom Stockton on the climb to Little Giant-Dives
And down the other side....
Yeah, my feet took a beating this year. And this is the good side.
Ricky Redland with Race Director Dale Garland
John DeWalt - 70 years old and now 11 for 11 at Hardrock!
Matt Mahoney - five minutes over the 48 hour cutoff.
John MacManus signing finisher's prints (for which he did the artwork)
Kris Kern and Dave Coblentz
Roch Horton and John DeWalt
Women's winner, Betsy Kalmeyer
Overall winner Karl Meltzer
Five-time finishers Hans Dieter-Weisshaar, Ricky Redland, Kristina Irvin, Kris Kern, and Jim Nelson
Previous ten-Time finishers Blake Wood, Charlie Thorn, John DeWalt and Kirk Apt welcome Randy Isler to their ranks.
Ruth Berggren and Tyler Curiel
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