Leadville Trail 100 Mountain Bike Race Set For Saturday, August 9, 2008
Seven-Time Tour de France Champion, Lance Armstrong, Among More than 1,100 Participants Registered to Compete in 15th Annual Running of Event Five-Time Leadville 100 MTB Champion, Dave Wiens, Returns to Defend Title Life Time Fitness to be Presenting Sponsor of Leadville Trail 100 Series Through 2010

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  The 2008 Leadville Trail 100 Mountain Bike Race was the original and is the oldest of a growing number of 100-mile (160 km) Ultramarathon Mountain Bike Events. Colorado native, Dave Wiens, has won the race every year since 2003. In 2007 Wiens broke the seven-hour mark for the first time in front of second-place finisher and five-time Tour de France participant, Floyd Landis. Seven-time Tour de France winner, Lance Armstrong, joins the field this year in his Leadville Trail 100 MTB debut.


  Leadville, Colorado (100 miles west of Denver)

Event Start Line is located at Corner of West 6th & Harrison Avenue



  Saturday, August 9, 2008 - 6:30 a.m.


  The Leadville Trail 100 MTB race starts and ends in the heart of Leadville, Colorado, located 100 miles west of Denver. The 50-mile out-and-back course is made up of mostly dirt and/or double track dirt roads, and consists of steep climbs and descents ranging from 10,200 feet to 12,620 feet. Approximately 65% of participants are expected to finish within the event's 12-hour time limit.


  • The top male finishers are expected to cross the start/finish line at approximately 1:30 p.m. MT
  • The top female finishers are expected to cross the start/finish line at approximately 2:30 p.m. MT

For information about the Leadville 100 Trail Mountain Bike Race or Leadville Trail Race Series, please visit

About the Leadville 100 MTB

First run in 1994, the USA Cycling-sanctioned Leadville Trail 100 MTB has become one of the best known ultramarathon events in mountain bike racing. Race participation is determined by lottery, with entries due at the end of January for the event, which is held annually on a Saturday in early August. The Leadville Trail 100 MTB begins and ends in Leadville, Colorado, and runs through the heart of the Rocky Mountains. The race is run on a 50-mile (80 km) out-and-back course, starting and finishing in downtown Leadville at 10,200 ft (3,100 m) elevation. Major climbs include 3000+ feet from miles 40-50 to the Columbine mine, Powerline at mile 80, and St. Kevin’s at mile 86. The total elevation change is roughly 14,000 feet (4,300 m).

The Leadville Trail 100 MTB is one of several races presented under the Leadville Trail 100 banner – an event series that was founded by Kenneth Chlouberl. The LT 100 10k is an open running event the week before the main Trail 100 race, comprising the first and last portions of the full Trail 100 run course. The Silver Rush 50’s are a 50-mile mountain bike race and 50 mile running race through the mining districts east of Leadville. The Leadville Trail Marathon is a 26.2-mile marathon through the mining districts east of Leadville. In 2006 a half-marathon class was added.

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