Leadville 100 2016

 

For the last 30 hours Mike and Mark ran the Leadville 100.  The race is an out and back of forest roads, the Colorado Trail, and the Continental Divide Trail.  The significant features at the end is Hope Pass.  The Pass is 12,400ft tall and very steep on the far side,  I picked Mike up there with the intention to take him pack the 50 miles.  We started climbing up Hope and Mike was struggling keeping up.

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As we got near the top, the sun was setting and it was extraordinary,

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I ended up hanging with Mike for only 42 miles,  He needed to move very fast at the end and my toe was hurting too much to keep up.  Mike and Mark both finished the race and were in the 334 finisher of the 650+ starters.

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Mike’s Strava:

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Jim’s Strava – last 42 miles:

Elapsed Time Moving Time Distance Average Speed Max Speed Elevation Gain
14:08:23 08:40:30 39.92 4.60 31.54 6,484.25
hours hours mi. mph mph ft.

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