Leadville Trail 100 Winners Hannah Otto and Keegan Swenson - Ask a Cycling Coach 377

With Coach Jonathan out on paternity leave, TrainerRoad CEO Nate Pearson hosts the podcast this week to interview two of the biggest names in gravel: 2022 Leadville Trail 100 winner Hannah Otto and 2022 Leadville Trail 100 and SBT GRVL winner Keegan Swenson. We learn about everything that went into their incredible wins—from training, equipment, and race day preparation, to tactics, pack dynamics, and more!

Tune in Thursday at 8:00am Pacific!

Topics Covered in This Episode

  • Keegan Leadville
  • Hannah Leadville
  • Keegan SBT Gravel

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Sweet…really looking forward to this one, especially Hannah’s recap. Love her attitude and to win Leadville on a bum shoulder was really impressive.

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Awesome work @Nate_Pearson and @MaxinePhilavong

Great Pod. Congratulations again to Keegan and Hannah. Super stoked for you both.

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Great interviews! Really enjoyed this podcast.

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Great Episode! Now to have Chad produce the data that proves eating pancakes = Leadville Victory!

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This was a terrific recap of their race weekends.

I’m only eating pancakes and Redi-Whip from now on :pancakes:

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If that podcast doesn’t put a smile on your face, I’m not sure what will. A great race recap and many of the tactics/execution they are talking about can be applied to anyone doing the race. Both of them are such great representatives of the sport. Hanna’s description about the excitement of just leading the race really resonated. Well done.

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for a second my brain thought you said Cool-Whip, and it rejected that wholesale.

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you can’t lose eating pancakes.

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Awesome podcast.

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Super inspiring to hear about Hanna’s shoulder injury and win at Leadville!

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Great episode. Super good hosting by Nate :clap:t2:

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Need more info on Keegan’s Costco muffins! Blueberry? Chocolate? Which flavor is most aero???

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I cheated by having two Leadville winners in at the same time.

I couldn’t lose! :tada:

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Ha, must have helped but still- I thought you asked all the right questions! Have listened a couple of times now- a great episode :+1:t2:

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When there was a gear review, I couldn’t follow exactly what was used.

  1. Keegan on a Blur or Blur TR?
  2. Hannah on a ? With what travel?

Great episode though, really interesting, particularly Keegan’s Steamboat the next day.

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Hannah Pivot Les Hardtail.

Pretty sure Keegan was also on the HT (Highball?)

Thanks. I wasn’t sure, and then the video at the top of the page shows the rider in stars and stripes on a full suspension, and I thought that might have been Kegan? (I’m very out of the loop on what US pro’s ride).

I think that’s from XCO Nationals. Or at least that’s what he’s National Champ of.

Oh good point, I’d not clicked that US XC champ only wears the jersey in XC events.

I’ll probably listen to the podcast again soon too, it was such a good listen. I do prefer the podcasts like this and say when the TR crew were getting into cross and then reporting back on results. And when Nate prepared for Leadville and then we got the breakdown. It’s a more interesting format for me.

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