Heading up Columbine (photo courtesy of Leadvile Race Series)

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Below is the latest media release from the Leadville MTB100 folks. Looks like a strong group of riders. They also sent along a tease about Lance Armstrong training in the area but he hasn’t officially signed up yet. (fingers-crossed) Of course we will be there to report on and support the Arkansas riders. Please let us know if you are going to be there. It would be great to get together Saturday night. We could call the Hogs or something equally obnoxious and appropriate. Also, see how some of our locals are training here.


Weekend will also include Leadville 10K Run as a prelude to the Leadville Trail 100 Run 

Heading up Columbine (photo courtesy of Leadvile Race Series)
Heading up Columbine (photo courtesy of Leadvile Race Series)

LEADVILLE, Colo. (July 27, 2012) – Nearly 2,000 riders, including many of the sport’s fiercest competitors, will participate in the country’s most prestigious ultra-distance mountain bike event, the Leadville Trail 100 Mountain Bike Race, on August 11.

Beginning and ending in the heart of Leadville, Colo., located 100 miles west of Denver, participants from 50 states and 35 countries will race on a demanding course with steep, technical climbs and descents and elevations ranging from 9,000 to 12,620 feet along the 104-mile out-and-back course.

This year’s event includes a strong field of competitors including three-time defending Leadville Trail 100 MTB winner and women’s record holder Rebecca Rusch. She will be joined by some of the best mountain bikers in the world, including:



  • Anne Gonzales
  • Tammy Jacques-Grewalt
  • Pua Mata
  • Gretchen Reeves
  • Jamie Whitmore


  • Dennis Barrett
  • Gerry Cody
  • Nate English
  • Alex Grant
  • Henry Fisher
  • David Forkner
  • Alex Hagman
  • Jay Henry
  • Yuki Ikeda
  • Chris Jenkins
  • James Kahkoska
  • Nicholas Kempin
  • Eric Kollai
  • Greg Krause
  • Brian Laiho
  • Alban Lakata
  • Justin Lindine
  • Vincent Lombardi
  • John Mallow


  • Steve Marolt
  • Rob McGee
  • Kent McNeill
  • Philip Mooney
  • John Noblin
  • Bryson Perry
  • Fernando Salazar
  • Kimo Seymour
  • Mike Simpson
  • Mark Smith
  • Michael Staffieri
  • Trapper Steinle
  • Russell Stevenson
  • Stig Somme
  • Mike Sutter
  • Al Thresher
  • Scott Tietzel
  • Will White
  • Nate Whitman


Life Time also is proud to present the Leadville 10K Run August 12. The run features paved and dirt roads on an out-and-back course that spans the first and last 3.1 miles of the legendary Leadville Trail 100 Run course. All 10K finishers receive a commemorative cup. The field is limited to 1,000 runners and advanced registration is required.

The weekend will test the fortitude of the 84 athletes still eligible for the title of Leadman and Leadwoman. Each athlete is entered in the Leadville Trail 100 MTB race as well as the Leadville 10K Run the next day. The races represent the third and fourth legs of the five event challenge, which ends August 18 with the Leadville Trail 100 Run.

About the Leadville Race Series

Started with only 45 runners as the Leadville Trail 100 in 1983, the Leadville Race Series now consists of seven running events and four mountain biking events, plus six events in the Leadville Qualifying Series. The Race Series stretches across three months, and hosts thousands of racers on foot and on mountain bike in some of the world’s most iconic events. Endurance athletes worldwide now make the pilgrimage to Leadville, Colo., with the single goal of competing in “The Race Across the Sky.” Visit www.leadvilleraceseries.com for more information.

About Life Time Fitness, Inc.

As The Healthy Way of Life Company, Life Time Fitness (NYSE:LTM) helps organizations, communities and individuals achieve their total health objectives, athletic aspirations and fitness goals by engaging in their areas of interest – or discovering new passions – both inside and outside of Life Time’s distinctive and large sports, professional fitness, family recreation and spa destinations, most of which operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Company’s Healthy Way of Life approach enables customers to achieve this by providing the best programs, people and places of uncompromising quality and value. As of July 27, 2012, the Company operated 105 centers under the LIFE TIME FITNESS® and LIFE TIME ATHLETIC(SM) brands in the United States and Canada. Additional information about Life Time centers, programs and services is available at lifetimefitness.com.


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