Lynette Clemons, Ryan Sandes win Leadville Trail 100

Lynette Clemons, Ryan Sandes win Leadville Trail 100

Before that other big endurance event gets underway today, we thought we'd let you know that runner Lynette Clemons -- a Leadville local -- won the women's division at the 28th annual Leadville Trail 100 with a time of 19:59:06 to beat out Rhonda Claridge (Ophir, CO; 21:11:24) and Andrea Metz (Wausau, WI; 21:13:14). This is Clemons' second gold belt buckle in Leadville: She previously won the race in 2009. Her time this year put her in 10th place overall, beating out all but 9 of the men's competitors.

South African runner Ryan Sandes won the men's division with a time of 16:46:54 in his Leadville Trail 100 debut, ahead of Dylan Bowman (Aspen; 17:18:59) and Neal Gorman (Washington D.C.; 17:48:51). Bahram Akradi (Chanhassen, MN) claimed the traditional dubious distinction of "Last Ass Over the Pass" at 30:45:10. Of the 634 racers competing in the grueling event, 351 finished and 347 made it in before the 30-hour cutoff..

For overall race results visit www.LeadvilleRaceSeries.com

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