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1,600 Runners Kick Off 2022 Leadville Race Series with Life Time Leadville Trail Marathon and Heavy Half Saturday

June 18, 2022

Tyler Andrews of Concord, Mass. sets new course record in the marathon, Elizabeth Hogan of Louisville, Colo. finished first in the women’s division.

Leadville, Colo., June 18 /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – The Life Time Leadville Trail Marathon and Heavy Half presented by La Sportiva welcomed a field of more than 1,600 runners to Leadville’s beautiful high country on Saturday. The marathon and half marathon events feature out-and-back courses that take runners across extreme singletrack terrain through the historic mining areas outside of Leadville, Colorado. Both courses top out at 13,185 feet at Mosquito Pass, the highest continuous pass in the country, and the event has been hailed as the highest start line for a trail Marathon in the USA. Life Time (NYSE: LTH), owner of the Leadville Race Series, welcomed runners ages 17 to 81 years of age from 47 states and eight countries at the event.

“What a tremendous record setting day! Not only two course records set in our men’s marathon and half marathon race, but an equally amazing and close race on the women’s side also,” said Tamira Jenlink, Race Director at Life Time. “While the weather was a consideration today, it turned out to be near perfect temperature for our athletes.”

Marathon – women’s division:

  1. Elizabeth Hogan, 22, of Louisville, Colo. with a time of 4:20:09
  2. Kristina Mascarenas, 33, of Colorado Springs, Colo. with a time of 4:20:39
  3. Allie Schaich, 29, of Lakewood, Colo. with a time of 4:27:32

Marathon – men’s division:

  1. Tyler Andrews, 32, of Concord, Mass. with a time of 3:22:24
  2. Devon Colegrove, 27, of Loveland, Colo. with a time of 3:29:47
  3. Noah Williams, 27, of Leadville, Colo. with a time of 3:30:17

Marathon – non-binary division:

  1. Henry Nelson, 36, of Fort Collins, Colo. with a time of 5:28:51
  2. Elliott Williams, 24, of Colorado Springs, Colo. with a time of 6:00:53
  3. Chad Mraz, 38, of Arvada, Colo. with a time of 6:38:30

Marathon – para women’s division

  1. Margaret Tezak, 57, of Denver, Colo. with a time of 8:26:56

Marathon – para men’s division

  1. Willie Stewart, 60, of Boise, Idaho with a time of 6:22:32

Heavy Half – women’s division:

  1. Jessica Roberts, 34, of Leadville, Colo. with a time of 2:27:43
  2. Tori Duff, 30, of Salt Lake City, Utah with a time of 2:47:50
  3. Kelsy Maxie, 32, of Leadville, Colo. with a time of 2:52:57

Heavy Half – men’s division:

  1. Joseph DeMoor, 31, of Carbondale, Colo. with a time of 1:52:03
  2. Chris Johnson, 35, of Evergreen, Colo. with a time of 2:15:16
  3. Liam Gayter, 25, of Boulder, Colo. with a time of 2:17:40

Heavy Half – non-binary division:

  1. Veronika Garofalo, 40, of Denver, Colo. with a time of 3:31:54
  2. Maggie Quinn, 30, of Albuquerque, N.M. with a time of 4:05:31
  3. Clarence Marshall, 39, of Wheat Ridge, Colo. with a time of 4:13:18

Heavy Half – para women’s division

  1. Chelsie Collatz, 29, of New Castle, Colo. with a time of 4:23:49

Heavy Half – para men’s division

  1. Wayne Dowd, 58, of Erie, Colo. with a time of 3:37:07
  2. William Hart, 53, of Mandeville, La. with a time of 5:08:06

The next running event on the Leadville Race Series calendar is the Life Time Silver Rush 50 presented by La Sportiva on July 9 followed by the Life Time Leadville 10K Run presented by La Sportiva on August 14. The legendary Life Time Leadville Trail 100 Run presented by La Sportiva, also known as the “Race Across The Sky” will take place Aug. 20.

This weekend’s marathon also kicked off the season’s Lead Challenge, where participants race five of Leadville’s trail run and mountain bike events, ranging from 26.2 to 100 miles, for a total of 282.4 miles. Racers must complete each event within the allotted cut off time in order to move on and be eligible for the next event in the series.

To view all of the Life Time athletic events, including their off-road cycling events, please visit: https://my.lifetime.life/athletic-events.html.

About the Leadville Race Series

Started with only 45 runners as the Leadville Trail 100 Run in 1983, the Leadville Race Series now consists of seven running events and four mountain biking events, plus six events in the Leadville Qualifying Series. The Race Series stretches across three months, and hosts thousands of racers on foot and on mountain bike in some of the world’s most iconic events. Endurance athletes worldwide now make the pilgrimage to Leadville, Colo., with the single goal of competing in “The Race Across the Sky.” Visit www.leadvilleraceseries.com for more information.

About Life Time®

Life Time (NYSE: LTH) empowers people to live healthy, happy lives through its portfolio of nearly 160 athletic country clubs across the United States and Canada. The company’s healthy way of life communities and ecosystem address all aspects of healthy living, healthy aging and healthy entertainment for people 90 days to 90+ years old. Supported by a team of more than 30,000 dedicated professionals, Life Time is committed to providing the best programs and experiences through its clubs, iconic athletic events and comprehensive digital platform.

Media Contact: Jordan Titus | 218-780-6161jtitus@lt.life

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