“Put your head down, get pedaling and suck it up” – Denver PostAugust 15, 2011Posted in Blog, Facebook, Gov. Gary Johnson, Issue, Job Creation, News, Twitter
The Denver Post recently published an article on Gov. Gary Johnson’s participation in Colorado’s Leadville 100 biking competition:
Former New Mexico governor and Republican presidential candidate Gary Johnson chose to spend a little time in the saddle above Leadville than under the spotlight in Iowa last weekend.
The 58-year-old endurance athlete, businessman and two-term governor raced in his eighth Leadville Trail 100 mountain bike race last Saturday after a 10-year absence. He finished 107th in the men’s 50-59 division with a time of 11:12:08, a little off his best sub-nine-hour showing in the 1990s.
Among this election cycle’s crop of presidential aspirants, Johnson is definitely the fittest.
“I don’t think the bar is very high,” said the renowned endurance athlete who has completed four Ironmans and climbed Mt. Everest.
Johnson wasn’t pushing for a particular time, just to finish the race that climbs 14,000 vertical feet across 104 miles, every pedal stroke above 10,000 feet.