Yitka Winn May 29, 2013 TWEET COMMENTS 169

Training Tips from the Leadville Podium

Your guide to mastering the Leadville 100 with advice from the elites

Thomas Lorblanchet cresting Hope Pass inbound, on his way to first place at the 2012 LT100. Photo by Matt Trappe

Leadville is less than three months away! We’ve got a few goodies for you.

Firstly, we reached out to past top-three finishers at America’s highest ultramarathon to get the inside scoop on training for, running and experiencing Leadville. Take a gander below, and get pumped up for this year’s race!

Secondly, Herbalife is offering one Trail Runner reader entry into the (sold-out!) 100-miler on August 17-18, 2013. Comment on this article by Wednesday, June 5, 2013, tell us why you want to run Leadville this year and be entered in our random drawing. (Please note: This contest has passed. Reader Chris Eide was awarded free entry into the 2013 LT100. To enter our 2014 contest, go here.)

Obligatory Disclaimer: Running 100 miles at 10,000+ feet is serious business! In the words of Ken Chlouber, who founded the race 30 years ago, Leadville race weekend "is the only weekend when all the beds in the hotels and the emergency rooms are full at the same time.” Know and respect your limits.



Dylan Bowman, 27, of Aspen, CO
17:18:59 LT100 PR, 2nd place in 2011
Dylan, mile 95 of 2011 LT100. Photo by Rickey Gates

Ashley Arnold, 26, of Carbondale, CO
23:08:17 LT100 PR, 3rd place in 2010
Ashley running the TransRockies. Photo by Chris Hunter

Neal Gorman, 36, of Charlottesville, VA
17:48:51 LT100 PR, 3rd place in 2011
Neal coming back into Twin Lakes at the 2011 LT100. Photo by Meghan Hicks/iRunFar

Liza Howard, 41, of San Antonio, TX
20:44:08 LT100 PR, 1st place in 2010, 2nd place in 2012
Liza outward bound at Twin Lakes. Photo by Monica Morant

Duncan Callahan, 30, of Gunnison, CO
17:43:25 LT100 PR, 1st place in 2008 and 2010
Duncan at mile 82 at UTMF.

Ashley Nordell, 33, of Sisters, OR
20:47:58 LT100 PR, 3rd place in 2012
Ashley running Hope Pass at LT100. Photo by Matt Trappe


Nick Clark, 39, of Fort Collins, CO
17:11:16 LT100 PR, 3rd place in 2012
Nick running Lake Sonoma. Photo by Bob MacGillivray

Tina Lewis
, 40, of Boulder, CO
19:33:45 LT100 PR, 1st place in 2012
Tina running at TNF100 Beijing. Photo courtesy of Salomon Running

Zeke Tiernan, 37, of Basalt, CO
16:44:20 LT100 PR, 2nd place in 2010 and 2012
Zeke going around Turquoise Lake inbound at mile 94, 2012 LT100.


Ryan Sandes, 31, of Cape Town, South Africa
16:46:54 LT100 PR, 1st place in 2011
Ryan racing Leadville. Photo by Dean Leslie

Read on for their advice on training for and running Leadville ...


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