After the race briefing held in the old gymnasium in downtown Leadville, I was able to talk with some of the top contenders. Here are some of the photos and words of note from those chats:
Jeff Browning feels no effects of 10,200 ft elevation
South African, Ryan Sandes says he feels acclimated and ready to race. I also overheard him speaking with someone about race strategies and competitors. Interesting stuff!
Timmy Parr and returning champion, Duncan Callahan (right). Timmy says he's looking to "run smart and go about an hour faster". That would be a 16:27 finish.