Twenty Five Men and Women Reign as 2011 Leadville Leadman and Leadwoman Ultimate Challenge Winners
08/31/2011, 6:08am CDT
By Erica Dao, Life Time Fitness
Withstanding some of the most demanding conditions in the country, including rugged Colorado Rockies terrain and ascents up to 13,185 feet, 25 men and women completed what is arguably the most challenging endurance series in the world to earn the title as 2011 Leadville Leadman or Leadwoman.
25 men and women completed what is arguably the most challenging endurance series in the world to earn the title as 2011 Leadville Leadman or Leadwoman. From July 2 through Aug. 20—a span of only 49 days—an elite field of 68 men and women participated in the grueling Leadman and Leadwoman Ultimate Challenge.
The Leadman/Leadwoman Ultimate Challenge consisted of five Leadville Race Series events including the Leadville Trail Marathon, Leadville Silver Rush 50 MTB or Run, Leadville Trail 100 MTB, Leadville Trail 10K Run and the Leadville Trial 100 Run. Participants had to complete all five events within the designated cut-off times (66 hours total for those who opted for the Silver Rush Run and 60 hours total for the Silver Rush MTB) to secure the title. The 25 winners resulted in a 37 percent completion rate based on the 68 starters. Proving the growth of the Leadville Race Series, the 68 starters and 25 winners both established new records.
The 2011 Leadman and Leadwoman include (Name, City, State):
Adami, Deanna; Littleton, Colo.Baker, Jay; Greenville, S.C. Bennett, Jeff; Coppel, TX Bradford, Jeremy; Denver, Colo. Carson, Chad; Ogden, UT Caruso, Scott; Lakewood, Colo. Cloutier, Jeff; Thornton, Colo. Culligan, Patrick; Golden, Colo. Forshee, Maurice; Austin, TX Fries, Ken; Austin, TX Hartman, Andrew; Denver, Colo. Janssen, Todd; Beaverton, Ore. Johnson, Cory; Ogden, UT Lamond, Michael; Leadville, Colo. Lowe, Bob; Glenwood Springs, Colo. McHargue, Mike (4th Leadman); Leadville, Colo. Murray, Todd; Colorado Springs, Colo. Pointer, Lauren; Denver, Colo. Sandoval, Marvin; Leadville, Colo.Scotton, Matt; Newton, IA Stevenson, Jeff (2nd Leadman); Leadville, Colo. Sundermeier, Ronda; Tigard, Ore.Swanson, Larry; Loves Park, Ill. Torres, Michelle; Westminster, Colo. Walsworth, Stuart; Boulder, Colo.
Registration for the 2012 Leadman/Leadwoman Ultimate Challenge opens later this year. For more information visitwww.leadvilleraceseries.com.