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July 6th, 2016 at Tanglewood Hills Pavilion

John DeDoncker Recalls 100-Mile Colorado Race

Our own John DeDoncker has completed the Leadville Trail 100 Run (also known as The Race Across The Sky or the LT100), an ultra-marathon held each August on trails and dirt roads near Leadville, Colo. He and running pal John Byrne will relate some of their grueling experiences at the July 6 meeting.

First run in 1983, the LT100 sends runners climbing and descending 15,600 feet (that’s 2.95 miles up and down!), with elevations ranging between 9,200 and 12,620 feet. (Take a moment to catch your breath before reading on.) The course is 50 miles out-and-back, starting at 10,200 feet. The centerpiece of the course is the climb up to Hope Pass at 12,620 feet – which runners encounter on both the outbound and return legs. 

In most years, fewer than half the starters complete the race within the 30-hour time limit. [Thanks to Wikipedia for the background info.]



Meeting Details

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016
Noon at Tanglewood Hills Pavilion

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