2013 Leadville Race Series Crowns 43 Leadman and Leadwoman

Participants endured five events covering a distance of more than 280 miles to receive honor; New record set

LEADVILLE, Colo.--()--Withstanding some of the most demanding conditions anywhere in the U.S., including rugged Colorado Rockies terrain and ascents up to 13,185 feet, 34 men and 9 women earned the title as 2013 Leadman or Leadwoman, produced and presented by Life Time – The Healthy Way of Life Company (NYSE: LTM). During a span of just 50 days, from June 29 to August 17, an elite field of 95 men and women began the grueling five-event challenge.

In order to earn the title of Leadman or Leadwoman, racers must have competed in the Leadville Trail Marathon, Leadville Silver Rush 50-Mile Mountain Bike or Silver Rush 50-Mile Trail Run, Leadville Trail 100 MTB, Leadville 10K Run, and Leadville Trail 100 Run. Additionally, participants needed to complete all five events within the designated cut-off times (66 hours total for those who opted for the Silver Rush Run and 60 hours total for the Silver Rush MTB) to secure their title.

Male Leadman Travis Macy (Evergreen, Colo.) set a new Leadman record this year with a total time of 36 hours, 20 minutes, besting Tim Wagneer's (Golden, Colo.) cumulative time in 2012 of 37 hours, 46 minutes.

The 2013 Leadman and Leadwoman include:

Place   Name   City, State   Time
    2013 Leadwoman Finishers        
1.   Molly Johnson   Ogden, UT   47:41:47
2.   Pamela Nielsen   Minnetonka, Minn.   49:36:46
3.   Kt Desantis   Allenspark, Colo.   50:10:30
4.   Lisa Erikson   Boulder, Colo.   51:58:54
5.   Stacy Moller   Golden, Colo.   52:36:20
6.   Kirsty Marritt   Encinitas, Calif.   53:05:57
7.   Amy Comstock   Chicago, Ill.   55:49:11
8.   Michelle Torres   Denver, Colo.   55:51:49
9.   Chris Harrison   Cardiff By The Sea, Calif.   56:22:28
    2013 Leadman Finishers        
1.   Travis Macy   Evergreen, Colo.   36:20:26
2.   Bob Africa   Boulder, Colo.   36.57.08
3.   Luke Jay   Littleton, Colo.   37:47:38
4.   Marco Peinado   Leadville, Colo.   39:53:11
5.   Donnie Haubert   Denver, Colo.   41:06:21
6.   Andy Palmer   Highlands Ranch, Colo.   41:26:49
7.   Brian Oestrike   Brooklyn, N.Y.   41:34:55
8.   Dave Walick   Colorado Springs, Colo.   42:01:46
9.   Marvin Sandoval   Leadville, Colo.   42:57:53
10.   Mirek Boruta   Boulder, Colo.   43:11:49
11.   Michael Lamond   Leadville, Colo.   43:25:17
12.   Adam Stepanovic   Cambridge, Mass.   43:32:26
13.   Mathew Arnold   Boulder, Colo.   44:11:59
14.   Scott Loughney   Happy Valley, Ore.   45:18:03
15.   Andy Wooten   Colorado Springs, Colo.   45:36:00
16.   David Spivey   Greenwood, Ind.   48:04:13
17.   Greg Braeger   Colorado Springs, Colo.   49:30:31
18.   Marc Kriewaldt   Allenspark, Colo.   50:21:39
19.   Chad Carson   Ogden, UT   50:30:37
20.   Josh Dalley   Durango, Colo.   51:04:04
21.   Tim Urbine   Westminster, Colo.   51:05:47
22.   William Big Willie Alexander   Green Mountain Falls, Colo.   51:08:56
23.   Filip Boelen   Denver, Colo.   51:16:14
24.   Charles Bybee   Denver, Colo.   51:27:32
25.   Ken Cales   Broomfield, Colo.   52:02:35
26.   Dewey Noble   Colorado Springs, Colo.   52:09:21
27.   Adam Whitehead   Denver, Colo.   52:18:31
28.   Chuck Stone   Golden, Colo.   52:35:51
29.   Ludwik Zon   Charlotte, N.C.   52:43:34
30.   Liam Their   El Cajon, Calif.   53:31:33
31.   William Brotman   Lakewood, Colo.   53:49:29
32.   Matt Whitis   Oskaloosa, IA   55:14:55
33.   Steve Macdonald   Dallas, TX   55:29:51
34.   Robert Broomfield   Fort Collins, Colo.   56:30:35

For complete results or additional information 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. Registration for the 2014 Leadville Race Series, including those necessary to claim the title of Leadman or Leadwoman, opens later this year.

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.

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 members to achieve this by providing the best programs, people and places of uncompromising quality and value. As of Sept. 6, 2013, the Company operated 106 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.


Life Time Fitness, Inc.
Lauren Flinn, 952-229-7776

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Life Time announces the 43 men and women crowned Leadman and Leadwoman in the 2013 Leadville Race Series.


Life Time Fitness, Inc.
Lauren Flinn, 952-229-7776