LEADVILLE, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Competing against a stellar field of ultra-distance runners, Tina Lewis (Boulder, Colorado) and Thomas Lorblanchet (Clermont-Ferrand, France) conquered a total elevation climb of 17,000 feet to take top honors at the 30th annual Leadville Trail 100 Run, which takes place in Leadville, Colorado. Approximately 795 athletes started this year’s race from 43 states and 16 countries, but only 358 finished the race before the 30 hour cut off.
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.
The Leadville Trail 100 run also marked the fifth and final challenge for those still competing for the title of Leadman and Leadwoman. Of the 65 that started the challenge, 34 men and women showed the world their athleticism to earn the esteemed title. Since June, each Leadman and Leadwoman athlete has competed in the Leadville Trail Marathon, Leadville Silver Rush 50-Mile Mountain Bike or Silver Rush 50-Mile Trail Run, Leadville Trail 100 MTB, and Leadville 10K Run.
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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 more information.
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