Lance Armstrong Wins Leadville 100, Wiens Takes 2nd, Rebecca Rusch Wins Women’s
Yeah, you’ve probably already read this somewhere else. But, just in case you used the weekend to ride, play with the kids and/or otherwise enjoy the day like we did, here’s the news:
Lance Armstrong set a new course record at the Leadville Traill 100 with a finish time of 6:28:51, more than 15 minutes faster than the record set by Dave Wiens last year of 6:45:45. Wiens finished second this year with a time of 6:57:02, followed by Matt Shriver (who gave an early pace-setting push to the field), Alex Grant, Len Zanni, Max Taam, Travis Brown and Manuel Prado.
Armstrong mimicked Wien’s finish from ’08 by rolling across the line with a virtually flat rear tire. Rebecca Rusch, two three-time World Solo champion, crossed the line in 8:15:00 to win the women’s field.