Ashley Arnold and Ian Sharman Win 31st Annual Leadville Trail 100 Run
The field of competition at the 31st Annual Leadville Trail 100 Run commonly known as the "Race Across the Sky", once again lived up to its reputation on August 17 and 18. Presented and produced by Life Time - The Healthy Way of Life Company (NYSE: LTM), the Leadville Trail 100 had participants from around the world competing to test their endurance. Ashley Arnold (U.S.) and Ian Sharman (U.K.) conquered a total elevation climb of 17,000 feet and earned top honors. Arnold won the women's division at 20:25:43 while Sharman won the men's division at 16:30:02. Approximately 850 athletes from 44 states and 15 countries started this year's race and 499 finished the race before the 30 hour cut off.
The Leadville Trail 100 run also marked the fifth and final challenge for those who competed for the title of Leadman and Leadwoman. Each Leadman and Leadwoman candidate must compete in the Leadville Trail Marathon, Leadville Silver Rush 50-Mile Mountain Bike or Silver Rush 50-Mile Trail Run, Leadville Trail 100 MTB, and Leadville 10K Run. This year 87 people competed for the title. Winners will be announced in September.
In the women's division, Shaheen Sattar (U.S.) finished second at 22:42:41 and Keila Merino (U.S.) finished third at 22:47:36. In the men's division, Nick Clark (U.K.) finished second at 17:06:28 and Michael Aish (U.S.) finished third at 18:27:58.