Wiens sets Leadville 100 record

Dave Weins at 40 miles into the race,

Dave Weins at 40 miles into the race, (Image credit: Wesley & Garrett Geer)

Dave Wiens (Ergon Grips) of Gunnison obliterated the course record in the 2007 running of the Leadville Trail 100 mile mountain bike race. Weins finished in 6:58:47. The old course record was set by Mike Volk in 1997 with a time of 7:05:45.

Weins came close to the record in 2004, but fell seven seconds short (7:05:51), so the old record stood for 10 years.

Embattled 2006 Tour winner Floyd Landis took second place in a Colorado marathon mountain bike race this weekend, clocking in just over seven hours to finish, and coming home less than two minutes behind five-time event winner Wiens.

The result showed that Landis is taking riding a bit more seriously these days. He rode considerably better than at the Teva Mountain Games in June, where he was passed by women's division winner Shonny Vanlandingham and finished five minutes down on the winner. He still awaits a verdict from his May arbitration hearing.

Landis, riding on a surgically repaired hip, finished the race in 7:00:30, one minute and 44 seconds. Top endurance racer Mike Kloser finished third, down 11'37".

In the women's event, Gretchen Reeves won in 8:05:29, with a 26 minute margin over Amanda Riley and 38 minutes ahead of Keri Nelson.

For full Leadville 100 results, click here.

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