Boulder’s Ryan Smith wins 2019 Leadville 100 with consistent second-half pacing

By Daniel Petty, courtesy of the Denver Post

Boulder’s Ryan Smith won the Leadville 100 trail run on Saturday night thanks to consistent second-half pacing that left his rivals unable to respond. It was the biggest win of his ultrarunning career.

a person standing next to a tree: Ryan Smith #931 races with Clare Gallagher, his pacesetter, during the Leadville trail 100 run on August 17, 2019, in Leadville.

© Provided by MediaNews Group d/b/a Digital First Media Ryan Smith #931 races with Clare Gallagher, his pacesetter, during the Leadville trail 100 run on August 17, 2019, in Leadville.

The Boulder-based runner, who came to the United States from the United Kingdom and works full-time a software engineer, was greeted at the finish by his wife and almost 2-year-old daughter. He turned 40 years old this year.Bath To Shower Conversions – See MoreDiscover & Browse Bath To Shower Conversions Now on ConsumerSearch!Sponsored by consumersearch.com

“There’s just a lot of running in the race,” Smith said, referring to the long flat sections along much of the course. “It really favors a flat runner rather than a mountain runner, and I typically do a lot of mountain stuff.”

His win — in 16 hours, 33 minutes, 25 seconds — was far from expected. Smith was not among the pre-race favorites to win, and he wasn’t feeling well leading into the Twin Lakes aid station near the 40-mile mark. But at the turnaround at Winfield, he held his pace steady, averaging around 10 minutes per mile for the rest of the race.

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Silver Rush 50 Run

Leadville

 

Take on 50 miles of extreme territory that starts at 10,200 feet and reaches 12,000 feet on four separate occasions at the Silver Rush 50 Run. It will leave your lungs burning, heart pounding and eyes completely amazed — while also preparing you for the pinnacle Leadville Trail 100 Run presented by La Sportiva.

 

2019 registration is now open!

New registration options include a relay, a 15-mile run race, and a kids duathlon.

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Leadville Trail 100 Run Camp

Leadville

 

Open to all runners, this camp offers an introduction to the Leadville Trail 100 Run presented by La Sportiva  and is the perfect training tool for this year’s race. Seasoned veterans provide a great education as you cover the LT100 Run course over a three-day period June 21 – June 24th, 2019.

Whether you’re a “Race Across the Sky” first-timer or an old hand, we encourage you to join us in Leadville for an informative look at the country’s most scenic and challenging ultra-run course. Group training runs — both day and night — will familiarize you with key sections of the course, and discussion sessions with race veterans will help you get the most out of your race experience. Come spend some quality time with us and get to know your fellow racers. Our training camp is an experience you will carry with you forever.We like to think of it as a long weekend of good food, good running and good friends. Please note that the schedule may have to be adjusted due to the snowpack, but we’ll try to keep you informed as the run date approaches.

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Leadville Trail Marathon & Heavy Half

Leadville

 

Run through the historic mining district’s challenging old mining roads and trails, and hit a high of 13,185 feet at Mosquito Pass during the Leadville Trail Marathon or Heavy Half Marathon. The views will leave you breathless, if you’re not already. The marathon will mark its 18th year in 2019, while the Heavy Half will mark its 14th.

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Rob Krar and Katie Arnold Win Leadville Trail 100 Run

Photo by: Erin Strout

From Runner’s World
By McGee Nall

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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Leadville 100 Trail Run Training Camp

Leadville

 

Open to all runners, this camp offers an introduction to the Leadville Trail 100 Run presented by New Balance and is the perfect training tool for this year’s race. Seasoned veterans provide a great education as you cover the LT100 Run course over a three-day period June 22 – June 25, 2018.  50 LT100 Run entries are available on a first-come-first-served basis as a package deal with Leadville Trail 100 Run Camp registration. Run Camp is also offered as a stand-alone purchase.

Whether you’re a “Race Across the Sky” first-timer or an old hand, we encourage you to join us in Leadville for an informative look at the country’s most scenic and challenging ultra-run course. Group training runs — both day and night — will familiarize you with key sections of the course, and discussion sessions with race veterans will help you get the most out of your race experience. Come spend some quality time with us and get to know your fellow racers. Our training camp is an experience you will carry with you forever.We like to think of it as a long weekend of good food, good running and good friends. Please note that the schedule may have to be adjusted due to the snowpack, but we’ll try to keep you informed as the run date approaches.

Event details and Registration here

Series Events

Austin Rattler Run – April 1, 2018

Leadville Marathon & Heavy Half – June 16, 2018

Silver Rush 50 Run – July 8, 2018

Leadville 10k Run – August 12, 2018

Leadville Trail 100 Run – August 18, 2018

Series Information here

Leadville 100 Trail Run Training Camp

Leadville

 

Open to all runners, this camp offers an introduction to the Leadville Trail 100 Run presented by New Balance and is the perfect training tool for this year’s race. Seasoned veterans provide a great education as you cover the LT100 Run course over a three-day period June 22 – June 25, 2018.  50 LT100 Run entries are available on a first-come-first-served basis as a package deal with Leadville Trail 100 Run Camp registration. Run Camp is also offered as a stand-alone purchase.

Whether you’re a “Race Across the Sky” first-timer or an old hand, we encourage you to join us in Leadville for an informative look at the country’s most scenic and challenging ultra-run course. Group training runs — both day and night — will familiarize you with key sections of the course, and discussion sessions with race veterans will help you get the most out of your race experience. Come spend some quality time with us and get to know your fellow racers. Our training camp is an experience you will carry with you forever.We like to think of it as a long weekend of good food, good running and good friends. Please note that the schedule may have to be adjusted due to the snowpack, but we’ll try to keep you informed as the run date approaches.

Event details and Registration here

Series Events

Austin Rattler Run – April 1, 2018

Leadville Marathon & Heavy Half – June 16, 2018

Silver Rush 50 Run – July 8, 2018

Leadville 10k Run – August 12, 2018

Leadville Trail 100 Run – August 18, 2018

Series Information here

Leadville 100 Trail Run Training Camp

Leadville

 

Open to all runners, this camp offers an introduction to the Leadville Trail 100 Run presented by New Balance and is the perfect training tool for this year’s race. Seasoned veterans provide a great education as you cover the LT100 Run course over a three-day period June 22 – June 25, 2018.  50 LT100 Run entries are available on a first-come-first-served basis as a package deal with Leadville Trail 100 Run Camp registration. Run Camp is also offered as a stand-alone purchase.

Whether you’re a “Race Across the Sky” first-timer or an old hand, we encourage you to join us in Leadville for an informative look at the country’s most scenic and challenging ultra-run course. Group training runs — both day and night — will familiarize you with key sections of the course, and discussion sessions with race veterans will help you get the most out of your race experience. Come spend some quality time with us and get to know your fellow racers. Our training camp is an experience you will carry with you forever.We like to think of it as a long weekend of good food, good running and good friends. Please note that the schedule may have to be adjusted due to the snowpack, but we’ll try to keep you informed as the run date approaches.

Event details and Registration here

Series Events

Austin Rattler Run – April 1, 2018

Leadville Marathon & Heavy Half – June 16, 2018

Silver Rush 50 Run – July 8, 2018

Leadville 10k Run – August 12, 2018

Leadville Trail 100 Run – August 18, 2018

Series Information here

Leadville 100 Trail Run Training Camp

Leadville

 

Open to all runners, this camp offers an introduction to the Leadville Trail 100 Run presented by New Balance and is the perfect training tool for this year’s race. Seasoned veterans provide a great education as you cover the LT100 Run course over a three-day period June 22 – June 25, 2018.  50 LT100 Run entries are available on a first-come-first-served basis as a package deal with Leadville Trail 100 Run Camp registration. Run Camp is also offered as a stand-alone purchase.

Whether you’re a “Race Across the Sky” first-timer or an old hand, we encourage you to join us in Leadville for an informative look at the country’s most scenic and challenging ultra-run course. Group training runs — both day and night — will familiarize you with key sections of the course, and discussion sessions with race veterans will help you get the most out of your race experience. Come spend some quality time with us and get to know your fellow racers. Our training camp is an experience you will carry with you forever.We like to think of it as a long weekend of good food, good running and good friends. Please note that the schedule may have to be adjusted due to the snowpack, but we’ll try to keep you informed as the run date approaches.

Event details and Registration here

Series Events

Austin Rattler Run – April 1, 2018

Leadville Marathon & Heavy Half – June 16, 2018

Silver Rush 50 Run – July 8, 2018

Leadville 10k Run – August 12, 2018

Leadville Trail 100 Run – August 18, 2018

Series Information here

Silver Rush 50 Run

Leadville

 

The Leadville Race Series began in 1983 with just 45 runners making the epic 100-mile trek through rugged Rocky Mountain terrain. Today, the world-renowned series stretches from New York to California and hosts thousands of racers on foot and in the saddle. Year after year, endurance athletes from all over the world test their grit, guts and determination with the ultimate goal of “Racing Across the Sky” and earning the coveted silver and gold buckle. Race with us and push your mind and body to the limit. The red carpet awaits.

Take on 50 miles of extreme territory that starts at 10,200 feet and reaches 12,000 feet on four separate occasions at the Silver Rush 50 Run. It will leave your lungs burning, heart pounding and eyes completely amazed — while also preparing you for the pinnacle Leadville Trail 100 Run presented by New Balance.

Event details and Registration here

Series Events

Austin Rattler Run – April 1, 2018

Leadville Marathon & Heavy Half – June 16, 2018

Silver Rush 50 Run – July 8, 2018

Leadville 10k Run – August 12, 2018

Leadville Trail 100 Run – August 18, 2018

Series Information here