LEADMAN+: A "really" epic challenge
|POV Mountain Biking|
|Mountain Biking with Tunnel Vision|
|Silver King award for completing back to back 50 mile mountain bike & running races|
The day after the 50 mile mountain bike, was the 50 mile trail ultramarathon on the same course. This event was not required to complete the official Leadman challenge – a Leadman competitor was permitted to do the 50 mile run OR 50 mile mountain bike. I chose to do both. In life, as in my “Leadman+” challenge, we can choose to sit on the sidelines and watch, or get in the game and play. I remember hobbling to the start of the 50 mile run and wondering how far my bruised, cut and battered body would last. As it turned out, I was able to finish the run despite rain, hail and more than thirteen hours on my feet.