Leadville 100 Mountain Bike Race: Leadville 100 Live


The 2009 Life Time Fitness Leadville Trail 100 Mountain Bike (MTB) Race is the original and oldest 100-mile (160 km) Ultradistance MTB event. The race begins and ends in the heart of Leadville, Colorado, located 100 miles west of Denver. The 50-mile out-and-back course comprises mostly dirt and double track dirt roads, and consists of steep climbs and descents ranging from 10,200 feet to 12,620 feet.

WHERE:
Leadville, Colorado. The Start Line is located at Corner of West 6th & Harrison Avenue.

WHEN:
Saturday, August 15, 2009, 6:30 a.m. MT

HIGHLIGHTS:
Colorado native, Dave Wiens, has won the race every year since 2003. In 2008, Wiens set a course record in front of second-place finisher and seven-time Tour de France Champion, Lance Armstrong. Armstrong returns to the field this year following his third-place finish in the 2009 Tour de France. More than 1,100 participants are registered. Approximately 65% of participants are expected to finish within the event?s 12-hour time limit and receive the coveted Leadville Trail 100 MTB belt buckle.

FINISH:
The top male finishers are expected to cross the start/finish line at approximately 1:30 p.m. MT

The top female finishers are expected to cross the start/finish line at approximately 2:30 p.m. MT

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