This is the story of my Summer in 2018.
Almost eight years ago, I discovered an athletic challenge called “Leadman”. It is a series of endurance events that takes place in Leadville, Colorado – the highest incorporated town in America at 10,135’ above sea level (there is 30% less oxygen in Leadville as compared to sea level). In order for an athlete to be named Leadman/Leadwoman, they must complete five events:
1.Trail Marathon 2.50 mile trail ultramarathon or mountain bike 3.100 mile mountain bike 4.10k run 5.100 mile trail unltramarathon
These events take place over a 10-week time period from June to August in Leadville. The competitor must complete the events within the prescribed t…