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Hal Koerner  i came from the west virginia coal mines, and the rocky mountains, and the western skies athlete for the north face


I don't want to get to deep on you but, water = life.

Sharing some early miles with @the_fruitarian at the Vermont 100 this past weekend.
Almost as beautiful as it is deceptively hard, I earned every bit of my 20 hours in the Green Mountains.
After 11 hours, my body's tolerance for running began to fade. I realized that although I didn't want to endure 10 hours of walking, I needed to.
I had not finished a hundred in almost two years, something that defined my identity not all that long ago. It was difficult to struggle and suffer all day, but I am reminded of what I was told at the last aid station by a volunteer when I asked about the remaining mileage, "Is it up or down?" >
"It's the @vermont100." >

#vermont100 #neverstopexploring @thenorthface #trailrunning #ultrarunning #ultra #trails

Life begins where the road ends

#trailrunning #trails #roguevalleyrunners #rvr #neverstopexploring

Somebody turned 36 today, can you guess which one of these lovelies it was?

Children make trees look huge, wouldn't you agree?
#protectpubliclands #neverstopexploring

First race I've finished all year. Glad it was at the fav hometown 10k. Congrats to #rvr employee @classic_hixon on the win today, I think you barely beat the boss by 4 min! #roguevalleyrunners #run #ashlandoregon #4thofjuly

10 years gone. Still gets my blood racing just thinking about #westernstates100 weekend. I hope to see a lot of you at the new Quarry Rd aid station (mile 90.7), we'll make sure the ice doesn't melt nor anyone's dream of getting to the finish! #tbt #ultrarunner #ultrarunning #trailrunning #trails #hundredmiles #roguevalleyrunners

Just a little vertical mile on Father's Day. Now back to hives, little hands on hot burners, and diaper blowouts.
#mtashland #hillclimb #neverstopexploring

"I been lifting rocks, not running over them. " - Ed Sheeran

Stoke is high. It will be some time before the smoke, sweat and reverence fade from another successful @thenorthfaceecs weekend. My circle grows every year, and I am extremely thankful for the continued opportunity to seek in kind like people. #neverstopexploring #riseup #flightclub #northfaceendurancechallenge #ECSMA

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