"100 miles and 33,000 feet of vertical gain over high alpine terrain on foot."
Every year, in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado, 140 elite ultra runners test themselves against one of the worlds hardest running challenges. The Hardrock 100 ultra marathon consists of over 33,000 ft of elevation gain through some of the most rugged and unforgiving alpine terrain in the United States. For Darcy Piceu Africa, this race is a mental and physical battle that challenges her to push through boundaries in ways she never thought possible. This film documents the the challange of the 2013 Hardrock through Darcy's experience, as she takes on the San Juans and attempts to defend her title and become back-to-back Hardrock champion.
I was on location to document Darcy's attempt to win back to back titles at the 2013 race in Silverton - this was my 4th straight year shooting hardrock, but the first time covering this incredible race in motion instead of stills. Huge shout out to my collaborators, co-producers, editors, and soundtrack producers at Lt11, as well as many thanks to Darcy, Krissy, Matt and Karl for starring in the film. This film would not be possible without the support from Hoka ONEONE and Smartwool - thanks!
Behind the scenes blog post coming soon.
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