Ultra-Distance Runner Gets Struck by Lightning, But Still Finishes Race


Canadian runner Adam Campbell was struck by lightning during the Hardrock 100 trail running race in Silverton, Colo., late Friday night, but he kept on running and finished the race in third place about 12 hours later.

That is exactly what Campbell did though, when he and a pacer found themselves trapped on top of the race’s highest peak when a thunderstorm came in. With nowhere to take shelter, the pair trudged on until a bolt came down and shorted out the runners headlamp.

The 35-year old Canadian told Competitor magazine that his friend could feel the heat coming off of his head after the incident, but Campbell persevered and finished in third place with a time of just under 26 hours.