2010 Leadville 100 MTB Results

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Levi Leipheimer wins 2010 Leadville 100

Levi Leipheimer stomped the competition in the Leadville 100, and broke Lance Armstrong’s 2009 record by 12 minutes on his way to the win. Levi and Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski stayed close together for quite while, keeping a blistering pace, and JHK also bested Lance’s record and coming in for a respectable 2nd place, just 9 minutes behind Levi.

Rebecca Rusch came in 1st for the women with a record setting 7:47:35.2, and she came in an amazing 22nd overall. In the single speed world, Alfred Thresher came in 1st for the men with a 8:02:15.6 (29th overall) and for the women Kara Durland had a 10:57:58.8 (610th overall). For Tandems Andy and Cara Applegate nailed a 8:42:14.0 (80th overall).

Congrats to everyone for a fine job! More in-depth info and results to follow. You can full results at http://www.leadvilletrail100.com/

Top 30
Result/Name/Age/Hometown/Time
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1 LEIPHEIMER, Levi 36 SANTA ROSA CA – 6:16:37.2
2 HORGAN-KOBELSKI, Jeremy 32 BOULDER CO – 6:25:21.4
3 WELLS, Todd 34 MORGAN HILL CA – 6:30:31.1
4 WIENS, David 46 GUNNISON CO – 6:33:54.1
5 BISHOP, Jeremiah 34 HARRISONBURG VA – 6:33:54.4
6 HENRY, Jay 35 AVON CO – 6:46:51.4
7 SHRIVER, Matt 30 DURANGO CO – 6:51:49.4
8 GRANT, Alex 30 SALT LAKE CITY UT – 7:00:53.9
9 CODY, Gerry 32 WEST LOS ANGELES CA – 7:02:44.3
10 SOMME, Stig 39 DENVER CO – 7:07:34.1
11 SAITO, Yuki 30 DENVER CO – 7:20:39.8
12 TAAM, Max 27 SNOWMASS VILLAGE CO – 7:24:35.3
13 WHITMAN, Nate 34 LOS ANGELES CA – 7:26:20.4
14 GIBSON, Racer 37 PROVO UT – 7:27:45.8
15 DAVIS, Mathew 32 SHREVEPORT LA – 7:29:35.3
16 JUAREZ, David Tinker 49 WHITTIER CA – 7:30:47.3
17 BAKER, Ward 39 BOULDER CO – 7:35:56.7
18 GIBSON, Chuck 33 PROVO UT – 7:37:42.0
19 SEYMOUR, Kimo 42 TEMPE AZ – 7:40:36.5
20 PIMM, Mike 29 LITTLETON CO – 7:44:20.1
21 ROWE, Kevin 37 BELLINGHAM WA – 7:46:02.2
22 RUSCH, Rebecca 41 KETCHUM ID – 7:47:35.2 <=Women 1st
23 STEINLE, Trapper 31 SCOTTSDALE AZ – 7:50:58.9
24 MIDLARSKY, Michael 21 DELRAY BEACH FL – 7:51:31.7
25 ZANNI, Len 39 CARBONDALE CO – 7:52:29.9
26 WHITE, Will 35 SCOTTSDALE AZ – 7:53:28.6
27 OVEREND, Ned 54 DURANGO CO – 7:56:39.4
28 MCNEILL, Kent 37 BELLEVUE NE – 7:57:21.2
29 THRESHER, Alfred 43 LAS VEGAS NV – 8:02:15.6 <=Single Speed 1st
30 RUBELT, Jake 35 TUCSON AZ – 8:04:18.6

Women – Top Ten
Result/OverResult/Name/Age/Hometown/Time
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1 / 22 RUSCH, Rebecca 41 KETCHUM ID – 7:47:35.2
2 / 42 CAREY, Amanda 31 VICTOR ID – 8:12:54.8
3 / 89 GONZALES, Anne 49 ASPEN CO – 8:45:46.4
4 / 100 HERNDAY, Natasha 39 VENTURA CA – 8:47:35.0
5 / 101 ISOM, Lisa 38 VAIL CO – 8:47:51.7
6 / 124 BINGHAM, Kelsy 27 OGDEN UT – 8:53:57.2
7 / 213 FARRETT, Rachel 41 PARKER CO – 9:27:57.1
8 / 226 RYNBRANDT, Jane 26 COLORADO SPRINGS CO – 9:30:47.2
9 / 235 MICKLE, Johanna 35 LEADVILLE CO F3 – 9:32:41.0
10 / 236 KALLNER, Kathy 45 SCOTTSDALE AZ – 9:32:50.7

Men Single Speed  – Top 5
Result/OverResult/Name/Age/Hometown/Time
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1 / 29 THRESHER, Alfred 43 LAS VEGAS NV – 8:02:15.6
2 / 55 JONES, Kenny 46 PROVO UT – 8:26:13.0
3 / 59 CARLSON, Kent 31 DES MOINES IA – 8:28:39.9
4 / 79 DURLAND, Dan 41 COLORADO SPRINGS CO – 8:41:23.8
5 / 87 HAYES, Charlie 47 BOULDER CO – 8:44:29.5

Women Single Speed
Result/OverResult/Name/Age/Hometown/Time
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1 / 610 DURLAND, Kara 39 COLORADO SPRINGS CO – 10:57:58.8
2 / 744 GILBERT, Heather 41 SALT LAKE CITY UT – 11:25:46.6

Tandem
Result/OverResult/Name/Age/Time
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1 / 80 Andy Applegate, Cara A. 44 – 8:42:14.0
2 / 161 Jay Petervary, Tracey P. 38 – 9:09:03.2
3 / 269 Danny Buehler, Lauren B. 44 – 9:42:02.4
4 / 428 Charles Schuster, Karla Wagner 41 – 10:27:04.3
5 / 460 Bevin Orlinski, Dan O. 42 – 10:33:13.2

About the author: Brian Mullin

Brian has been part of the Mtbr team since 2007, where he has become an integral member of the review and test staff, specializing in technical articles. He likes to push the limits in all the sports he obsesses in, whether it's mountain biking, whitewater kayaking, extreme skiing, or sport climbing. He takes those same strengths and a good dose of insanity to his reviewing and writing on mountain biking products, creating technical, in-depth and hyperbolic articles. Whenever he's not on the bike, he might be found watching MotoGP racing, otherwise look for him out on extremely technical singletrack.


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  • Gregg says:

    Wow, Levi really killed it. A definite sign that the course could be a bit more mountain biker-ish challenging.

  • CeeDubb says:

    @Gregg: I guess you’re not aware that Levi is a very skilled mountain biker.

  • Paul K says:

    The fact that they graded the last two miles up Columbine, making it a veritable freeway, I think had a big influence on the fast times. No big ruts or loose rocks made it a lot easier to ride.

  • Leadville Finisher says:

    @Paul – Have you actually ridden the course or are you just spouting off what you’ve read about the grading they did at the top of Columbine? Veritable freeway? Yes, if that freeway is paved with loose granite chunks and has pitches of 15%+. Trust me, there were just as many people walking that section as ever.

    One of the biggest factors regarding the race times was the weather which was perfect. No brutal winds, no sleet, hail or thunderstorms on the mountain passes.

  • Chris says:

    A definite road race through the mountains on mt bikes. Sure there are some tech sections but for the most part it’s doubletrack dirt road. Super fast. The challenge is the grade and altitude… and weather. Come to the east coast for some serious xc mountain biking.

  • mark says:

    WOW Tinker ad ned’s times were awesome!! To the other course detractors here Levi won over Elite XC MTB racers and a hall of Famer and former XC and DH World Champion David Weins. Say what you will on the course it is a 100 mile race way way up there in altitude. I dont think I would even come close to those guys and I have been cycling for over 30 years. I dont believe any of here who posted could either.

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