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Races: Leadville 100 mile trail race early results

Early results are in from the Leadville 100 Mile Trail race. Anton Krupika has won the race by almost three and a half hours!

Leadville is 50 miles out and back in the midst of the Colorado Rockies. the lowest point on the course is 9,200 ft. and the highest point is Hope Pass at 12,600 ft. The majority is on forest trails with some mountain roads.

Here are the top 20 finishers:
1 0001 Anton Krupicka Colorado Springs, CO 016:14:35
2 0004 Harry Harcrow Woodland Park, CO 019:33:17
3 0630 Charles Corfield Los Altos, CA 019:42:30
4 0466 Quent Bearden San Diego, CA 019:58:57
5 0354 Daniel Schmidt Denver, CO 020:17:52
6 0013 Todd Holmes Lakewood, CO 020:26:10
7 0642 Duncan Callahan Gunnison, CO 020:35:55
8 0017 Eric Bindner Littleton, CO 021:05:19
9 0005 Paul Adams Crested Butte, CO 021:08:39
10 0032 Christian Hendrickson Denver, CO 021:15:33
11 0617 Glen Redpath Brooklyn, NY 021:33:41
12 0202 Phil Shaw Everett, WA 021:40:48
13 0022 Jeffrey Welsh Greenville, NC 021:53:55
14 0012 John Hemsky Littleton, CO 022:15:36
15 0677 David Goggins Chula Vista, CA 022:15:36
16 0030 Eric Seremet Colorado Springs, CO 022:39:05
17 0355 Joe Wolf Denver, CO 022:40:03
18 0600 Hiroki Ishikawa Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan 022:41:56
19 0640 Tammy Stone Florence, CO 022:44:54
20 0292 Michele Jensen Littleton, CO 022:49:14

For a complete list of unofficial results, visit the official race web-site by clicking here.

See the guest race report submitted by Jim Kelleher by clicking here.

Post-Script: There hasn’t been much news coming out of Colorado today. It seems the news media has decided to focus on the fact that Floyd Landis competed in the mountain bike category, crashed, and finished second. I’m still working on getting the goods on the running race.

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  1. 1. Jim Kelleher August 22nd, 2007 at 7:59 am

    Hey, I was there covering the race and crewing, not being able to run in it or pace because of a knee surgery earlier this year. Anton, Harry Harcrow, and Tammy Stone are local runners here in the Pikes Peak region. Here a little write up I did for our running magazine, which you can check out at pprrun.org.:

    Maybe it wasn’t one for the record books, but this year’s 25th running of the Leadville Trail 100 had plenty of competition and suspense, with one very notable exception: Who would win the run was not a question anybody was asking after the first 30 miles found Tony Krupicka, last year’s champ, cruising in fine form and feeling great. Whether he would best Matt Carpenter’s record was another matter. Spared a repeat of last’s year’s bonk over Sugarloaf, Tony was close enough that a small crowd of knowledgeable spectators gathered at the finish line just before the elapsed time of 15:42, the time to beat, came up on the clock. They would have to wait another half an hour for Tony to crest the last hill.
    Although PPRR’s Harry Harcrow of Woodland Park took over three more hours to cross the line, Charley Corfield, finally caught by Harry on the last leg, was only nine minutes later. So close was the race for runner-up that, in fact, a mere 11 minutes separated 6th place from 2nd at the 60 mile Twin Lakes station.
    Ann Trason’s record of 18:06 was never in question, but there was plenty of guessing as to this year’s champ. Tammy Stone of Florence, a frequenter of PPRR running events, was able to hold off Michele Jensen. Michele was 32 minutes back leaving Twin Lakes inbound, but stepped upon the red carpet less than 5 minutes behind Tammy, virtually a photo finish for a 100 mile trail run.
    Out of the 475 to start the event, 211 finished. The 44% survival rate was much less than last year’s, but not unusual for the LT100. Although the rain ceased by nightfall, the scattered showers started early and were very intense. This led to a river crossing out of Twin Lakes that was waist high for many in swift waters, necessitating a firmly anchored rope.
    Much of the downpour occurred late afternoon just as the bulk of runners attempted the return crossing of 12,600 foot Hope Pass, formidable in the best of conditions, but sapping of strength and soul in the cold, rain, and mud. Large numbers had to turn back to Winfield, and many who went on, including local runners John Alexander, Collins Cuyler, and Mark Nagel, didn’t make it up and over the pass back to Twin Lakes until 11:30 PM.
    Surgery prevented your editor from doing any pacing, let alone running the full event this year, but I did manage a few pictures. I found it impossible, however, to catch all the Springs runners since my first duty was to crew. Also, one weak spot for the LT100 is in the area of real-time communication. Besides causing consternation for anxious crew, this also translates into hit or miss result reporting from the aid stations, so some of the information listed below may be a little off.
    Regardless, hats off once again to all the intrepid souls who ventured way beyond their comfort zone to attempt a trail run inconceivable for most runners just a few decades ago. If you see anyone you know on this or the next page, be sure to give them a hearty congratulations on making it however far they did.

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