Today nearly 2,000 riders from across the U.S. and around the world
participated in the 21st Annual Leadville
100 MTB, presented by Herbalife24 and produced by Life
Time - The Healthy Way of Life Company (NYSE:LTM).
In the iconic event, participants rode more than 100 miles of
challenging Colorado Rockies terrain at elevations ranging from 10,152
to 12,424 feet.
Following the 6:30 a.m. MST start, Durango, Colorado's own Todd Wells
(United States) and Sally Bingham (Great Britain) emerged as the 2014
champions. In the male division, Wells crossed the finish in 6:16:26,
followed 18 seconds behind by second place winner Christoph Sauser
(Switzerland) who finished in 6:16:44. Kristian Hynek (Czech Republic)
finished third in 6:22:47. In the female division, Sally Bingham (Great
Britain) notched a back-to-back win after her 2013 victory and finished
with a winning time of 7:23:57. Jennifer Smith from Gunnison, Colorado
(USA) followed at 8:06:26 and Nina Baum from Albuquerque, New Mexico
(USA) finished third with a time of 8:14:07.
The original ultra-distance mountain bike event, the Leadville Trail 100
launched in 1994 and has since attracted thousands of acers to the
"Year after year we are inspired and amazed by the determination and
tenacity of all competitors in the Leadville 100 Mountain Bike Race,"
said Josh Colley, Leadville race director. "We congratulate Todd and
Sally on their wins today and applaud all participants who crossed the
finish line. No matter what time or goal was achieved today, everyone
who was on the course is a champion and a great example to anyone
striving to live a healthier way of life."
The 2014 Leadville Race Series concludes Saturday, Aug. 16 with nearly
850 participants running the Leadville Trail 100 Run, presented by New
Balance. The legendary "Race Across the Sky" 100 mile run began 1983 and
still draws thousands of participants to Leadville each year for a
demanding 103-mile out-and-back course with total elevation range, or
climb, of 17,000 feet.
For complete results visit www.leadvilleraceseries.com.
For photos and more visit the Leadville Race Series Facebook
page. To learn more about Life Time Athletic Events visit EventsByLifetime.com.
About the Leadville Race Series
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
About Life Time Fitness, Inc.
As The Healthy Way of Life Company, Life Time Fitness (NYSE:LTM) helps
organizations, communities and individuals achieve their total health
objectives, athletic aspirations and fitness goals by engaging in their
areas of interest - or discovering new passions - both inside and
outside of Life Time's distinctive and large sports, professional
fitness, family recreation and spa destinations, most of which operate
24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Company's Healthy Way of Life
approach enables customers to achieve this by providing the best
programs, people and places of uncompromising quality and value. As of
August 9, 2014, the Company operated 112 centers under the LIFE TIME
FITNESS® and LIFE TIME ATHLETIC® brands in the
United States and Canada. Additional information about Life Time
centers, programs and services is available at lifetimefitness.com.
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