5 Crazy Things that Happened at Hardrock - Page 5
Kaburaki at the finish line in Silverton. Photo by Matt Trappe.
While running up Bear Creek Trail (one of three in the San Juans!), this the one out of Ouray, early on, the Japanese runner Tsuyoshi Kaburaki was hit in the jaw and badly cut by rockfall. The renowned veteran Kaburaki took the hit in stride, got patched up and marched to a sixth-place finish.