Warning: the following words and images will allow you to vicariously see the world with the eyes of Sultan. Read at your own risk. The name Sultan has many meanings, but derives from the peak Sultan Mountain in Silverton, CO!

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Pre Hardrock 100

I've been in Colorado for the last week. Cell phone and email access has been scarce, but I have managed to get this post up just before the race. My bib number is 146. Live updates can be checked starting 0600 Friday Mountain Time.

Matt Kirk and I have been in the mountains in both the Mosquito Range and the San Juan Range. We climbed a few fourteeners (Mt. Lincoln, Mt. Bross, Mt. Cameron, and Mt. Democrat). While in Silverton I heard of a mountain by the name of Sultan Mountain. It was a must, we climbed it 3 days ago.

I am in good health, high spirits, and surrounded by both amazing mountains and amazing people. Tomorrow I will begin the toughest adventure to date, and hope to finish strong.

A more detailed report will follow whence I return back to sea level!

PS, check out the front page of the NY Times today, an article about a runner that's doing Hardrock this year.


Anonymous said...

I am here at the HR 100 and Mohammed finished the race in a fantastic time of about 38.5 hours placing in the top 40 finishers. Way to go MI!!!

Still plenty of racers out on the course in the black of night... crazy!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous, thanks for the update. Correction on the finish time, 37:33.