Nearly 800 Run the 30th “Race Across The Sky”
Competing against a field of nearly 800 ultra-distance runners, Tina Lewis (Boulder, Colorado) and Thomas Lorblanchet (Clermont-Ferrand, France) took top honors at the 30th annual Leadville Trail 100 Race Across The Sky. Approximately 795 athletes started this year’s race from 43 states and 16 countries.
Lewis won the women’s division at 19:33:44 and established the third fastest time in history for the division, missing the course record by 85 minutes. This is her third Leadville Trail 100 finish ahead of the 30-hour time limit. She placed fifth with a time of 21:53:05 last year.
Lorblanchet won the men’s division at 16:29:27, having the second fastest time in history for the division and missing the course record by 47 minutes. This was his debut race in Leadville.
The women’s division saw Liza Howard (San Antonio, Texas) finishing second at 20:44:08 and Ashley Nordell (Sisters, Oregon) finishing third at 20:47:58. In the men’s division, Zeke Tiernan (Aspen, Colorado) finished second at 16:44:20 and Nick Clark (Fort Collins,Colorado) finished third at 17:11:15.
Started with only 45 runners as the Leadville Trail 100 in 1983, the Leadville Race Series now consists of seven running events and four mountain biking events, plus six events in the Leadville Qualifying Series. The Race Series stretches across three months, and hosts thousands of racers on foot and on mountain bike in some of the world’s most iconic events. Endurance athletes worldwide now make the pilgrimage to Leadville, Colo., with the single goal of competing in “The Race Across the Sky.” Visit www.leadvilleraceseries.com for more information.
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