Hal Koerner

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Hal Koerner climbing into Michigan Bluff during the Western States 100 in 2009. A race he would eventually win.

Hal Koerner (born January 23, 1976 in Morgantown, WV[1][2]) is an American distance runner specializing in ultramarathon running. He is the owner of a specialty running store, Rogue Valley Runners, located in the mountainous Southern Oregon town of Ashland. He is one of the subjects of JB Benna's feature-length documentary "Unbreakable: The Western States 100".[3]

He is Race Director of the Pine to Palm 100 Mile Endurance Run - A hundred mile footrace from Williams, OR to Ashland, OR held each year the second weekend in September. In addition to that race he also directs the Lithia Loop Trail Marathon in Ashland, OR.

In 2014, "Hal Koerner's Field Guide to Ultrarunning" was published and released by VeloPress. The book details training for an ultra marathon; from 50k to 100 miles. It debuted #1 in its category on Amazons bestsellers list.

Hal has held the Fastest Know Time for the Colorado Trail (489 miles) and the John Muir Trail (221 miles). To date he has completed over 150 ultra marathons.

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  1. ^ "Hal Koerner". GU Energy. Retrieved 2013-07-02.
  2. ^ "Hal Koerner". The Running Man. August 1, 2012. Retrieved 2013-07-02.
  3. ^ http://www.journeyfilm.com
  4. ^ "Ultra Signup Javelina Results". Ultra Signup. Retrieved 12 January 2016.
  5. ^ "2012 Hardrock 100 Results". iRunFar.com. Retrieved 15 July 2012.
  6. ^ "Hal Koerner". Ultra Signup. Retrieved 20 July 2012.
  7. ^ "Ultra Signup Javelina Results". Ultra Signup. Retrieved 26 January 2012.
  8. ^ Ultra Signup. "2010 Canadian Death Race Results". Ultra Signup. Retrieved 26 January 2012.
  9. ^ Mordhorst, Todd (27 June 2009). "Koerner's repeat worth the wait". Folsom Telegraph. Retrieved 12 December 2010.
  10. ^ "Conditions are ideal for a Western States win: Hal Koerner gets his first title; Nikki Kimball claims her third". The Sacramento Bee. 24 June 2007. p. C3. Retrieved 12 December 2010.
  11. ^ "Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run". Runner's World. October 2007. Retrieved 12 December 2010.