The CenturyLink Executive Challenge provides select executives the opportunity to take home the coveted belt buckle at the CenturyLink Leadville Trail 100 MTB, courtesy of CenturyLink. Those who rise to the challenge will find no stone unturned with an elevated race experience that is second-to-none.

  • Participants

Karl Braitberg
Karl BraitbergVP, Google
Matt Carstens
Matt CarstensSenior Lead Sales Engineer, CenturyLink
Justin Chilcote
Justin ChilcoteVP, American Century Investments
David Coe
David CoeVP, Fidelity Investments
Bob Daniels
Bob DanielsEVP, Cateye America
Wade Davis
Wade DavisEVP & CFO, Viacom
Kris Dimon
Kris DimonTechnology Manager, P.F. Chang's China Bistro
Jeff Dubiel
Jeff DubielPartner & CMO, The Wine Group
Justin Edwards
Justin EdwardsVP, Mercato Partners
David Fullagar
David FullagarVP, Content Delivery Architecture, Netflix
Brandon Hoch
Brandon HochCEO, Wolf Construction
Troy Howard
Troy HowardSr. Director, Enterprise Technology, Vail Resorts Management Company
John Huth
John HuthArchitect, Business Process Innovation, CenturyLink
Stuart Keyes
Stuart KeyesGM, Sales, CenturyLink
Terry King
Terry KingGM, Austin, Preferred Technologies, LLC
Tom Moran
Tom MoranSr. Account Director, Specialized Sales, CenturyLink
Patrick Moty
Patrick MotyRegional Account Director, Horizon Pharma
Larry North
Larry NorthVP, Operations, CenturyLink
Scott Raymond
Scott RaymondVP, Information Technology, Centura Health
John Saliamonas
John SaliamonasVP, Xerox Corporation
Joe Schmitt
Joe SchmittCMO, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust
Mike Tam
Mike TamCo-Founder, COO, Indivius Inc.
Marshall Thomas
Marshall ThomasVP, ICT, Ericsson
Paul Warburg
Paul WarburgPresident, Xenon Arc
  • About


CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a global communications, hosting, cloud and IT services company enabling millions of customers to transform their businesses and their lives through innovative technology solutions. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, Big Data analytics and IT consulting, and operates more than 55 data centers in North America, Europe and Asia. The company provides broadband, voice, video, data and managed services over a robust 250,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 300,000-route-mile international transport network.

CenturyLink Leadville Trail 100 MTB

As one of the most well-known mountain biking events in the world, the Leadville Trail 100 MTB is no easy feat – One hundred miles across the high altitude, extreme terrain of the Colorado Rockies. The course starts at 10,152 feet, climbing to 12,424 feet up the infamous Columbine mine. Created for the most determined athletes, riders take on technical climbs and descents, single track, and gravel and paved roads. Expect the unexpected and don’t forget to look up to take in the incredible views.

Have questions about the Leadville Trail 100 MTB? Click here for a course description, athlete guide and more.

Race Day Countdown



  • Race Week Schedule

Thursday, August 9th

  • 12pm-5pm

  • CenturyLink House, 229 W 6th St.

  • Bike mechanic unpacking & servicing

  • 5pm-7:30pm

  • Treeline Kitchen, 615 Harrison Ave.

  • Welcome reception & dinner; Private packet pick-up

Friday, August 10th

  • 8am-6pm

  • CenturyLink House, 229 W 6th St.

  • Bike mechanic unpacking & servicing

  • 8:30am-10:30am

  • CenturyLink House, 229 W 6th St.
  • Spin out ride led by Trapper Steinle

  • 11am-12:30pm

  • Lake County High School, 1000 W 4th St

  • Pre-race mandatory athlete briefing

  • 1pm-2:30pm

  • Treeline Kitchen, 615 Harrison Ave.

  • Luncheon w/ a race strategy discussion, hosted by Trapper Steinle

Saturday, August 11th

  • 5am-5:45am

  • CenturyLink House, 229 W 6th St.

  • Light breakfast; Drop off any aid station/post-race items

  • 5am-6:15am; 6:30am

  • 6th & Harrison

  • Mandatory corral check-in; Official race start

  • 3:30pm-6:30pm

  • Finish Line

  • Finish in under 9 hours to earn a big gold belt buckle; Finish in under 12 hours to earn a silver buckle and be an official finisher

  • Post-Race

  • CenturyLink House, 229 W 6th St.

  • Enjoy a shower & change of clothes; awards; High Mountain Pies pizza & drinks

Sunday, August 12th

  • 7:30am

  • Lake County H S, 1000 W 4th St

  • Leadville Trail 100 MTB Awards Ceremony; Pick-up belt buckles

  • Travel

Leadville is located approximately 100 mountainous miles west of Denver. The drive time is approximately two-hours from Denver International Airport if the traffic is minimal. If you are traveling back to Denver International Airport from Leadville on Sunday, please note that your drive time may be significantly longer than two hours.

  • Bike Shipment Details

Please ship to the following address:


Leadville Race Series

ATTN: CenturyLink Executive Challenge, YOUR NAME

213 Harrison Ave

Leadville, CO 80461


Once you have shipped, please email Mackenzie and she will be sure to inform the office and confirm its arrival. We will have all shipped bikes delivered to the CenturyLink house and ready for pick up by noon on Thursday. If you would like your bike prior to that date, please let Mackenzie know and we can arrange for you to be able to pick up from the Leadville Race Series office directly. Please note that mechanic support would not be available until Thursday, however we are happy to provide information on local mechanics/bike shops in the Leadville area.

  • Accommodations

Need a recommendation on where to book a room or home during your stay? Leadville and Twin Lakes options can be found on the Leadville Race Series site here.

We also recommend exploring Copper Mountain, which is located a 30-45 minute drive from Leadville. There are many options from a simple 1 bedroom to a 3+ bedroom townhome to suit your stay. Additional information for Copper Mountain can be found here.

Questions? Our team would be happy to help provide you with additional travel resources. Please reach out to

  • CenturyLink Executive Challenge Kit Design

All orders have been placed based on the size you indicated in your Chronotrack registration.

Bib Shorts & Jersey Design
Bib Shorts & Jersey Design
Brought to you by Voler!
Brought to you by Voler!
Jacket Design
Jacket Design
  • Life Time Executive Challenge Staff


Mackenzie Neel
Mackenzie Neel
Mackenzie has a degree in PR from UT Austin. In her 3.5 years with the Life Time NYC office, her experience includes management of athletic event Expos in Life Time’s portfolio as well as activation of key partnerships and the Life Time Executive Challenge program. She has a passion for cycling and made the journey from Austin to Alaska, cycling for Cancer in 2013.
Sara Mahan
Sara Mahan
Sara holds a BA in Media Communications and Spanish from the University of Wisconsin-Superior. This is her 4th season with the Leadville Race Series. She manages national sponsorship accounts for Leadville, including CenturyLink. Sara lives in Colorado and you can most often catch her out on a trail run or mountain biking.
  • Training and Nutrition Coaches

Troy Jacobson
Troy Jacobson
Coach Troy Jacobson is the Sr. National Director of Endurance Training at Life Time. The creator of the Spinervals Cycling Video series, and the PWR Cycle Training program at Life Time, Coach Troy is also an IRONMAN U Master Coach, with over 25 years of experience in training ultra-endurance athletes of all levels.
Trapper Steinle
Trapper Steinle
Trapper is the assistant manager of personal training at Life Time Fitness in Centennial, CO, as well as a USA Cycling level 1 coach. He has been an endurance athlete for more than ten years and currently holds a professional license in cross country mountain bike racing. Trapper has started and finished the Leadville Trail 100MTB race seven times, all with sub 9 hour times.
  • Bike Mechanics

David Friedlander
David Friedlander
David has been involved in the cycling industry for the majority of the last decade, working as a mechanic, salesperson, and manager in shops in CO and MN. He started wrenching full time in the summer of 2014 at Ute CIty Cycles in Aspen, CO. In 2016, he joined an executive program on their Race Across America campaign as a support driver and team mechanic, helping the team achieve a First Place finish. He also joined the program as a mechanic for their 2016 Leadville Trail 100 MTB team.
Zach Sharp
Zach Sharp
Born in Nashville, Tennessee, and raised in Broomfield, Colorado, Zach has been working on and riding bikes for the last 13 years. Most often, you can find him on the Colorado Front Range in his on-the-go bike shop, Domestique Mobile. In French, domestique translates to “servant”. He’s proud to serve in his first year as a CenturyLink Executive Challenge mechanic.
  • Training Plan

To access the 2018 CenturyLink Executive Challenge Training Plan, please follow these steps:

  • Step 1: Click link HERE
  • Step 2: Click “BUY” button
  • Step 3: Click “Sign Up” and create a TrainingPeaks account
  • Step 4: Click “Purchase” button
  • Step 5: Click “Log In”
  • Step 6: Sync app/device information when prompted, if desired
  • Step 7: View training calendar
  • Step 8: Upload Data; Be sure to upload your workouts towards the top of the screen, near the calendar scroll arrows
  • Step 9: Start your training plan!
  • Webinar Series

Webinar 1

Date: Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Time: 7:00pm CST

Topic: Learn about the fundamentals of training for a successful Leadville Trail 100 MTB Race Day experience! Join Life Time PWR Coaches, Troy Jacobson and Trapper Steinle, as they go over training plan design and progression concepts to help you reach your peak form on race day.  In addition, discover specific strategies necessary to navigate different sections of the course.  Overall, this one hour webinar will give you the tools and motivation to maximize your training program for your best result! 


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Webinar 2

Date: Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Time: 6:00pm CST

Topic: Please join us for the final webinar of the series to review the event in detail and ask any final training questions.


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  • Participant Form- Due July 25th

Questions or concerns? Please reach out to Mackenzie at