Leadville awaits

Posted in At the Races on Fri 16 Aug ’13

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One of the world’s greatest 100 milers kicks off in Silverton, Colorado on Saturday. The Leadvillle 100 is on the bucket list of many an ultra-trailer with it’s legendary Hope Pass ascent to 12,600ft…

The race is 30 years old this year, making it one of the US’ oldest 100-mile races too, and with the glorious Colorado Rockies terrain and base in old Silverton the event is steeped in history.

2011 winner Ryan Sandes is back, after pulling out of the Western States in June with an ankle injury. The South African ultra specialist prepares meticulously for these types of events, and though 7-time winner of the WS100 Scott Jurek is in town it will be Sandes who will be in the hot-seat to take the win.

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Ryan Sandes wins Leadville 2011

Some excellent pre-event coverage as ever from iRunFar and you can follow all of the happenings with Bryon and the team via this link

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