The intense race takes runners from elevations of 9,200 to 12,600 feet in the extreme terrain of the Colorado Rockies.
For the second time, 41-year-old Rob Krar from Flagstaff, Arizona won the Leadville Trail 100 Run on Saturday night. The intense race, which takes runners through high elevations along forest trails and mountain roads in the Colorado Rockies, is “where legends are created and limits are tested,” according to its website.
Krar took the podium at 15:51:57, more than hour ahead of this year’s second place finisher, Ryan Kaiser. Krar’s time beat his 2014 win and PR time of 16:09:32.
“Going back to Leadville four years after I first ran it was definitely a magical experience,” Krar told Runner’s World. “Back in 2014 when I ran it, at the time it was my most difficult 100 mile race ever, so I had been wanting to come back and have a more amicable experience.”
Krar, who says he had a “tough couple years” with injuries and personal issues, is hoping that this win will have a snowball effect and give him the momentum he needs to get his running back on track.
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