She certainly made her mark in the history books of the legendary Leadville Trail 100 — Sally Bigham wins the equally tough as well as crazy MTB Marathon race in Colorado (USA) for the third time in her career. Jeremiah Bishop conquers the podium in third place of the men’s classification.
”Leadville is a very special race in a unique terrain. The support of the audience and also from other riders is inspiring,” reveals Iron Sally after her seven hours ride to the finish line. ”When you are at a turning point in Columbine and the riders come towards you, that’s unbelievable. I’ve never heard so many people shout out my name.” She even left former male street professionals behind and arrived at the finish line with a time of 7:05:47hrs on 14th overall.
”To win here for the third time is a very special moment and certainly a memory which will last my entire life,” Sally classifies her success with emotion. She was 6 minutes short of breaking the track record in the end, but Sally was still content with her time, which was even faster than the previous year. She distanced herself for almost an hour from the second placed Lorenza Morfin.
Jeremiah Bishop was seven minutes behind the winner Todd Wells, who clearly missed the record mark of previous years winner, Topeak-Ergon racer Alban Lakata. JB, however, had to fight very hard this time: ”The Leadville 100 are naturally always a battle against pain, but I didn’t have had my best day today, which is why I’m happy that I still made it on to the podium.”
This article was originally posted on topeak-ergon-racing.com.