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Swenson and Otto win 2022 Leadville Trail 100

Swenson and Otto win 2022 Leadville Trail 100

Hannah Otto_1st_2 Keegan Swenson and Hannah Otto took the top spaces at the 2022 Stages Cycling Leadville Trail 100 MTB race, owned and produced by…

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Hannah Otto_1st_2 Keegan Swenson and Hannah Otto took the top spaces at the 2022 Stages Cycling Leadville Trail 100 MTB race, owned and produced by Life Time . Leadville welcomed a field of more than 1,500 riders for the famed ‘Race Across the Sky’ through the Colorado Rockies on Saturday. Riders ranged in age from 18 to 75 years old, representing all 50 states and 18 countries, 47 of which were Leadville citizens proudly representing their hometown. Cyclists tackled over 13,000 feet of net gain, topping out at 12,424 feet on Columbine Pass. “Honestly, patience was the name of the game today. I entered with complete and total openness and without expectation,” said Otto. “I honestly didn’t think I was going to win until the last 100 yards. The last time-check I got was at mile 70 and at that point I had a 45-second lead, so from there on out I just told myself that’s what I had to play with.”

Swenson’s win secures his first place position on the Life Time Grand Prix series presented by Mazda leaderboard. When asked about the day, Swenson commented, “We had a big group rolling out from Pipeline and everyone worked quite well together. Going up Columbine it was Howard Grotts, Alexey Vermuelen and myself, and then halfway up I slowly pulled away from those guys, rode at my own pace and rode smart.”

Women’s Results:

> Hannah Otto, 26, of Salt Lake City, Utah with a time of 7:24:07

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