UltraRunner Scott Jurek Wins Hardrock 100-Mile Endurance Run
Brooks Sports® Athlete Smashes Course Record, Finishes in 26:08
Bothell, Wash. – July 19, 2007
As Brooks Sports athlete Scott Jurek came raced across the finish line of the Hardrock 100-Mile Endurance Run, he pumped his fists victoriously and leaned down to kiss the Hardrock. The first of 97 finishers, Jurek set a new course record, surpassing the previous best by 27 minutes and completing the course in a breathtaking 26 hours and eight minutes.
The Hardrock 100-Mile Endurance Run, which winds runners through Western Colorado’s
A Seattle resident, Jurek is a consecutive seven-time champion of the Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run, a course record holder and defending two-time champion of the Badwater Ultramarathon, and the defending Sparathon champion. In addition to his many running accolades, Jurek provides assistance to other athletes through his Beyond Running program, which offers trail running camps, day clinics, coaching and consultation to runners of varying skills and abilities.
Jurek has been a product advisor and sponsored athlete of Brooks Sports, Inc. since 2004 and recently renewed his contract with the company, which develops performance running footwear, apparel and accessories. Jurek contributes to Brooks by not only taking part in advanced biomechanical testing, but assisting in product development and weartesting of the company’s gear all-season, off-road runners.
“It is great to see Scott set his sights on another race and come away again with both the win and course record!” said Brook’s Sports Marketing Manager Jesse Williams. “His continued success is a testament to a combination of methodical training, excellent execution and products that can enhance his performance.”
Jurek will be present at the 2007 Summer Market Outdoor Retailer show, held August 9-12, 2007, in Salt Lake City. He’ll appear at the Brooks Sports booth (# 36143) and compete in TrailRunner magazine’s Uphill Challenge.
Brooks Sports, Inc. is a leading running company that designs and markets a line of performance footwear, apparel and accessories in more than 40 countries worldwide. A subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., Brooks was founded in 1914 and is headquartered in Bothell, Wash., near Seattle. The company’s mission is to inspire everyone to run and be active by creating innovative gear that keeps them running longer, farther and faster. Visit www.brooksrunning.com for more information.