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Leadville 100 Film Dives Into 40 Years of Old Footage, Race History

The Leadville Trail 100 is about as iconic as any race can get. If you want to know why, tune in to this premiere.

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Running Through History: 40 Years of the Race Across the Sky’ film premiere is slated for this evening, November 8. Originally a smaller race known to some Colorado runners, the Leadville Trail 100 (and entire Leadville 100 series) is now known around the world — and welcomes runners not just from Colorado and the U.S., but also from England, Germany, France, Spain, Mexico, Australia, Canada, South America, and beyond.

What is the “Race Across the Sky”? The Leadville Trail 100 is 100 miles, 18,000 feet of elevation, tops out at Hope Pass at 12,600 feet, was first run in 1983, and is the highest 100-miler race in the world. (Leadville, Colo., sits at just under 10,200 feet.) The film follows the profiles of four iconic runners across the history of the race, as well as race organizers and others involved through original race footage from years prior.

If you’ve ever run in, spectated at, or been in awe of the athletic feats put down at the Leadville 100, this film is for you. We’ll definitely be watching.

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