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Hannah Otto takes women’s crown at Leadville Trail 100 MTB

Hannah Otto takes women's crown at Leadville Trail 100 MTB

Hannah Otto (née Finchamp) won the women’s division of the Leadville Trail 100 MTB on Saturday, riding solo across the line in a time of…

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Hannah Otto (née Finchamp) won the women’s division of the Leadville Trail 100 MTB on Saturday, riding solo across the line in a time of 7 hours, 24 minutes, 7 seconds.

Two-time champion Rose Grant finished second, 5:30 off the pace. Haley Smith finished well back in third with Sarah Sturm in fourth. Alexis Skarda, who was the early leader, finished fifth, 21 minutes behind.

Otto took command in the final half of the race and sailed away the top contenders. The five-time US collegiate mountain bike champion and current World Cup competitor entered Leadville in 10th place in the Life Time Grand Prix presented by Mazda. She was seventh in the women’s division of Crusher in the Tushar in July and in Fuego XC 80k in April.

All of the women in the top five at Leadville are in contention for the Life Time series. The big winners are Smith and Sturm, who are second and third in the series, respectively, and gained valuable points ahead of series leader Sofia Gomez Villafane. There are two events remaining in the off-road series, 40-mile Chequamegon MTB Festival in Cable, Wisconsin on September 17 and 100-mile Big Sugar Gravel in Bentonville, Arkansas on October 22. How it unfolded

The Leadville Trail 100 MTB covered an out-and-back, 104-mile course of off-road terrain – rough forest service roads, double and single track dirt tracks – with a total of 13,129- feet of elevation gain. The mass start for women and men in the Rocky Mountains mining […]

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