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Jornet wins Hardrock Hundred for 4th straight year

By: The Associated Press
July 16, 2017 Updated: July 16, 2017 at 3:01 pm
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In this image released by Lymbus, Kilian Jornet from Spain points towards Mount Everest in 2017. Even the hardiest few who scale the treacherous slopes of Mount Everest cut short celebrations for some well-deserved rest. Not Kilian Jornet. He somehow still had enough legs left to scale the mountain again a few days later. (Lymbus via AP)

SILVERTON, Colo.— Kilian Jornet of Spain overcame a has won the Hardrock Hundred Endurance Run in Colorado for the fourth consecutive year despite suffering a dislocated left shoulder.

Jornet finished the 100-mile (161-kilometer) course Saturday in 24 hours, 32 minutes, 19 seconds.

The Durango Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2usO3K2 ) that Caroline Chaverot of France was the first woman to finish, recording a time of 28:31.50. She finished seventh overall.

Officials said 126 runners among the 145 starters completed the tough circuit through the San Juan Mountains. The race started Friday morning in Silverton, where it also ended.

The course includes 13 mountain passes of at least 12,000 feet (3,658 meters). The average elevation is more than 11,000 feet (3,353 meters).

The last runners reached the finish line at between 5 a.m. and 6 a.m. Sunday.

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