Carmichael Training Systems: Official Training Authority of the Leadville Trail 100

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Colorado Springs, CO- Chris Carmichael, founder of Carmichael Training Systems, Inc. (CTS), announced today that CTS will be the Official Training Authority of the Leadville Trail 100 and a sponsor of the full schedule of Leadville Trail 100 events for the next three years (2009-2011).

The Leadville Trail 100 (www.leadvilletrail100.com) hosts seven endurance competitions in Leadville, Colorado every year, drawing several thousand athletes and their families to the once-struggling mining town in the Rocky Mountains. Events include:
  • Leadville Trail Marathon – July 11, 2009
  • Heavy Half Marathon – July 11, 2009
  • Silver Rush 50 (mountain bike) – July 25, 2009
  • Silver Rush 50 (run) – July 26, 2009
  • Leadville Trail 100 Mountain Bike Race – August 15, 2009
  • Leadville Trail 10k (run) – August 16, 2009
  • Leadville Trail 100 Run – August 22-23, 2009

Carmichael Training Systems’ focus on inspiring and empowering the athlete in every body makes the Leadville Trail 100 events a great fit for the company. Competitors range from beginners to professionals, each racing side-by-side and pursuing their own personal goals. There are even “Leadman” and “Leadwoman” competitions for athletes who accept the challenge of completing all Leadville Trail 100 events in a single year.

In addition to a financial sponsorship of the Leadville Trial 100 events, CTS will be hosting two mountain bike training camps (June 24-25 and June 26-27) and one run training camp (June 19-20) on the 100-mile mountain bike and running courses, respectively. Camp participants will preview key segments of each racecourse, and learn techniques and strategies for pre-event training and optimal race-day performance.

“The Leadville Trail 100 events are incredibly challenging, whether you’re a first-time competitor or a professional racer,” commented Chris Carmichael. “We’re proud to coach athletes who are going for the win, just trying to reach the finish line, and everywhere in between. Everybody is out there digging deep and we’re here to help them accomplish their goals.”

Chris Carmichael and CTS also have personal connections to the Leadville Trail 100. Chris has completed the 100-mile mountain bike race four times, CTS Premier Coach Jason Koop finished 13th overall in the 100-mile run in 2008, and dozens of CTS Coaches and Athletes have competed in Leadville Trail 100 events over the past five years. In 2008, finishing second in the Leadville 100 Mountain Bike Race was an integral part of CTS Athlete and 7-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong’s decision to launch his comeback to professional cycling after three years of retirement.

Founded in 2000 by Olympian, US Olympic Committee Coach of the Year, and bestselling author, Chris Carmichael, Carmichael Training Systems (CTS) inspires and empowers the athlete in every body to perform at their best. For more on Carmichael Training Systems and its approach to fitness, nutrition and healthy, go to www.trainright.com.

source: Carmichael Training Systems

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