Keegan Swenson wins men’s Leadville Trail 100

by CyclingTips

Reigning US XC champion Keegan Swenson came within two minutes of a course record on his way to victory at the Leadville Trail 100 on Saturday, finishing in 6:00:01 to defend his title from 2021.

Swenson finished 14 minutes ahead of John Gaston of Aspen, Colorado and Rio Olympian Howard Grotts finished third, another minute behind.

Gaston is a member of US Skimo team, a sport that combines elements of cross country and downhill skiing.

The course record stands at 5:58:35, set by Alban Lakata in 2015.

Swenson won Crusher in the Tushar earlier this year and finished second at Unbound Gravel behind Ivar Slik.

2022 Leadville Trail 100 men’s results

  1. Keegan Swenson in 6:00:01
  2. John Gaston in 6:14:31
  3. Howard Grotts in 6:15:19
  4. Alexey Vermeulen in 6:16:02
  5. Cole Paton in 6:29:15

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