Gov. Gary Johnson To Compete In Leadville 100 In Colorado This WeekendAugust 9, 2012Posted in Blog, News
GOV. GARY JOHNSON WILL COMPETE IN LEADVILLE 100 ON SATURDAY FOR NINTH TIME
August 9, 2012, Leadville, CO — Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson will take a brief break from the campaign trail on Saturday, August 11, to tackle another grueling race: the Leadville 100 mountain bike race in Colorado.
An accomplished cyclist and outdoorsman, Gov. Johnson will participate in the high-altitude race for the ninth time since 2002.
Featuring a rugged 100-mile, out-and-back route through the Colorado Rockies, the race draws riders from all around the world who are willing to climb to 12,424 feet from the 10,152-feet starting line.
Gov. Johnson’s personal-best time in the Leadville 100 is under nine hours. He’s missed the race just twice since 2002 once because he was recovering from frostbite, and once because he didn’t win a spot in the lottery-derived field.
Gov. Johnson’s fiancee, Kate Prusack, will ride the Leadville 100 this year too.
Next week, the former two-term Governor of New Mexico will resume campaigning when he heads out on a Texas swing that will take him to Dallas, Austin, San Antonio and Houston.