Sunday, August 21, 2011

HEART For Days!

While you and I went through our normal relaxed weekend activities, 3 men from CrossFit Central took on an EPIC challenge - THE Leadville 100.  As the name implies, the race takes place in Leadville, CO, and yes, the distance is 100 miles!  Here's a little more about the race...

An illustration of the elevation changes
Leadville Trail 100 Ultramarathon (aka The Race Across The Sky or the LT100) is an ultramarathon held annually on trails and dirt roads near Leadville, Colorado, through the heart of the Rocky Mountains. First run in 1983, runners in the race climb and descend 15,600 feet (4,800 m), with elevations ranging between 9,200-12,620 feet. It is common for less than half the starters to complete the race within the 30 hour time limit.

Kris Kepler, Elliott Schrok, and Zac Hughes all showed amazing heart, and had an entire community inspired and completely enveloped by every stride and checkpoint.  A huge congrats to these 3 amazing men, and a special shout out to Kris Kepler for finishing the race in 29:39:11!!!!  Here's his finish...

1 comment:

  1. thanks brotha! a little behind in my blogs,.. I appreciate the love!