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.
Leadville, Colorado. The Start Line is located at Corner of West 6th & Harrison Avenue.
Saturday, August 15, 2009, 6:30 a.m. MT
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.
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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