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Come every August, hundreds of athletes gather in the small town of Leadville, Colorado to test their abilities and challenge their endurance at the Leadville Trail 100 MTB. For many athletes, the objective is to conquer the course and get across the finish line, an incredible accomplishment in and of itself. But for a subset of athletes there’s an added challenge – to finish the race in less than nine hours.
Taking on a century can be a daunting task, especially when it’s your first. With these tips and tricks you’ll feel confident that you’ve got the information necessary to nail your first one hundred mile ride.
The Leadville 100 is a long, hard day in the saddle. On race day you should have complete confidence in your training and all the hard work that you put in before the big day. Trust your training plan and the workouts that got you there by making a custom training plan for Leadville with Plan Builder.
Pro MTB racer Alex Grant joined us live from Leadville, CO for a deep dive on all things Leadville and endurance racing. Alex has placed 3rd place overall at Leadville, and 3rd place at Elite National Championships, all the while being a husband and father to two kids and managing his own business. We sat…
“I wanted to quit. Every part of me hurt, but I knew how hard I could go and that I didn’t have to quit. I could do it,” is how Chad Bakken, the full-time CFO and family man, described his final minutes of last year’s Leadville 100. As Bakken crossed the finish line, tears streamed…
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