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Leadville Trail 100

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by zpierce, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. zpierce

    zpierce Super Moderator

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    Sep 26, 2010
    Minneapolis, MN
    Zach
    I went out to Leadville, CO to crew and pace for several friends running one of the oldest ultramarathons in the country. I've been shooting trail running for several years, working at getting more impactful images and I think I got some of my best this weekend at this beautiful race. Leadville is the highest incorporated town in North America at 10,200'. The race is run from around 9,200' - 12,600' and has a 30 hour time limit and about 15,000' of elevation change.

    The race started at 4am to a sea of headlamps:
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    Some dramatic looking weather:
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  2. alans

    alans Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 28, 2010
    Nice work! Any chance that you made it for the Leadville 100 MTB race?
     
  3. zpierce

    zpierce Super Moderator

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    Sep 26, 2010
    Minneapolis, MN
    Zach
    Nope, I'm in the running crowd :)