The Leadman. A legend carved from the Rocky Mountains outside Leadville, Colorado, a boomtown gone bust, overrun by extreme athletes fueled by a dream. A dream of pushing past logic, past hope — to push themselves to the finish of some of the most difficult athletic events ever created. A dream so unbelievable — to compete in a series of epically hard events, covering hundreds of miles of rugged, off-road terrain — that these athletes sign on not for a chance at glory or riches, but for a chance to forever be known as a “Leadman."
Today the legend of epic hard endurance events expands beyond the Leadville city limits, with the Leadman Tri Life Time Epic 250. The Leadman is an all-new category in triathlons, as contestants face an epic new total distance of 250 kilometers. It throws down a gauntlet of challenge filled with new lengths of swimming and cycling, yet places less emphasis on what is considered the most physically damaging aspect of ultra-distance triathlons, the run. The Leadman was designed to completely challenge triathletes while showing utmost respect to their bodies.