Leadville 100

Prepare yourself for the ultimate endurance challenge of the Leadville 100 race. Get expert tips, training advice, and inspiring stories from past participants to help you conquer this legendary event.
The Running Man: Leadville 100 Tips for First Timers Trail Running, Running Tips, Leadville 100, Ultra Running, Ultra Marathon, Running Man, The Field, The Line, The 100

Amazingly, the Leadville Trail 100-Mile Run has already sold out. The field is now set at 750, and I am sure glad I'll be there on the line. Of the 750 entrants, ~100 won't show because of injury, cold feet and other reasons. Of the ~650 starters, about half will finish. And of the ~325 finishers, about 100 will do so within 25 hours, earning the big buckle. That's my guess based on stats from previous races. Last year I was a Leadville rookie. Working off a previous blog post, here are some…

Jacqui Sikora
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I’ve always told our kids that our true character comes through in how you deal with life’s setbacks, rather than how you respond when things are going great. I, unfortunately, had the opportunity to “practice what I preach” in Leadville this past August. I learned in no uncertain terms that the only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary. On a beautiful sunny day in the Colorado Rockies the Leadville Trail 100 chewed me up and spit me out. Period.