Dan and Julia all smiles at the start line just before 4am on Saturday morning.
Busy Leadville before the start.
Dan talks strategy with Ed Heller
Susan Brozik all ready for her sixth Leadville race
Dan and Susan at the first aid station, May Queen, at mile 13
Julia served as a great crew person pulling an all-nighter
The desolate Treeline aid station
There was some organization to this, I promise
Dan comes into Treeline on the outbound
This is was an alternate segment of trail that needed to be used because of the Black Hawk helicopter crash investigation on Mount Massive closed the Halfmoon Road
At the hot Twin Lakes aid station
The 50 mile turnaround aid staiton, Winfield
Lots of people and drop bags
Kelly and Kurt Coonrod at Winfield
Dan cruising into the Winfiled aid station around 3:40pm
More smiles at Winfield
I started pacing Dan from Winfield for the remaning 50 miles back to the finish. First up, climbing back up the 12,600' Hope Pass
Great evening light heading up Hope Pass
Loads of runners ahead of us just about to reach the pass
Up and over Hope Pass, the biggest climb of the course.
Getting in some tasty turkey and cheese sandwiches at Twin Lakes inbound around 8:15pm
Almost 11pm at the “Halfmoon” aid station.
Dan needed a little pick-me-up around midnight at the treeline aid station. Thankfully Dan's co-worker Blair had sent a very...interesting...motivator.
Dan getting his blisters taped up at the May Queen aid station inbound at 5:21am
Beautiful sunrise over Turquioise Lake on our way towards the finish.
Hey, we caught up with Kris Kern...he would leave us in the dust again for the finish.
The last four miles to the finish had us headed due east looking directly into the sun.
Dan and Julia embarking on the last mile of the 100 mile race.
Race start, 4:00am
Running out of Winfield around mile 51
Ascending Hope Pass
Some cruising across the flats to Twin Lakes on Saturday evening
River crossing just out of Twin Lakes
Heading out of Twin Lakes around 8:30pm Saturday
Singletrack running towards Treeline
The straglers all heading up the final few miles to the finish on Sunday morning
Dan finishes strong in 29:25:xx-ishto receive his hugs and medal from Merilee and Ken