The race is over. It sounds like the runners had much cooler weather this year. We'll have to wait until they return to hear the "real" stories.
Steve Dewald was the first Hawaii finisher at 26:35:34
Former Hawaii resident, Judy Carluccio finished at 29:28:53
Cheryl Loomis finished at 29:35:33.
It appears Jeff Huff had a really tough day and pulled out at about the 55 mile mark.
Other runners to note: The race was won overall by Hal Koerner with a time of 16:12:16. Hal is from Ashland Oregon. The women's winner and 8th overall goes to Nikki Kimball of Bozeman Montana with a time of 18:12:38.
Hawaii native and HURT 100 finisher, Rod Bien finished 11th overall with a time of 19:20. David Goggins, also a HURT runner finished at 20:52:49. David is running Badwater in a few weeks and if I was him, I would have left a little in the tank for that upcoming race.
Congratulations to all the runners.
We can't wait to hear more of the details. Hopefully all of the Hawaii runners will be at the Kaena Point Firecracker 10 Mile race this coming Saturday and we can talk with them firsthand.