Nearly 500 participants displayed strength and willpower to conquer
the trail; Leadville Trail 100 run marked the final challenge for those
competing for the title of Leadman and Leadwoman
The field of competition at the 31st Annual Leadville
Trail 100 Run commonly known as the "Race Across the Sky", once
again lived up to its reputation on August 17 and 18. Presented and
produced by Life
Time - The Healthy Way of Life Company (NYSE: LTM),
the Leadville Trail 100 had participants from around the world competing
to test their endurance. Ashley Arnold (U.S.) and Ian Sharman (U.K.)
conquered a total elevation climb of 17,000 feet and earned top honors.
Arnold won the women's division at 20:25:43 while Sharman won the men's
division at 16:30:02. Approximately 850 athletes from 44 states and 15
countries started this year's race and 499 finished the race before the
30 hour cut off.
The Leadville Trail 100 run also marked the fifth and final challenge
for those who competed for the title of Leadman
and Leadwoman. Each Leadman and Leadwoman candidate must compete 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. This year 87 people competed for the title. Winners
will be announced in September.
In the women's division, Shaheen Sattar (U.S.) finished second at
22:42:41 and Keila Merino (U.S.) finished third at 22:47:36. In the
men's division, Nick Clark (U.K.) finished second at 17:06:28 and
Michael Aish (U.S.) finished third at 18:27:58.
For complete results 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.
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
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 customers to
achieve this by providing the best programs, people and places of
uncompromising quality and value. As of August 19, 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.
For Life Time Fitness, Inc.
Laura Kindregan, 303-817-5216