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Keegan Swenson wins Leadville Trail 100 MTB

Keegan Swenson wins Leadville 100
Keegan Swenson wins Leadville 100 (Image credit: Wil Matthews)

Keegan Swenson came out on top to win the 2021 Leadville Trail 100 on Saturday. The American beat Lachlan Morton (EF Education Nippo) by close to eight minutes, finishing the race in a time of six hours and 11 minutes. Howard Grotts completed the podium, finishing over ten minutes behind Swenson.

Swenson made his move on Powerline inbound, where he distanced his main rivals.

“I just tried to ride smooth, Lachlan is a heck of a rider and so is Howard. Columbine was my favorite part of the course -- I loved the views, seeing everyone climbing up as I was descending, everyone was cheering for each other. I’m definitely coming back next year," he said.

Peter Stetina had been given fourth, ahead of Payson McElveen, but race organisers later corrected the pair's finishing times, which appeared to fall out of sync due to a timing chip error with McElveen elevated to fourth on the same time as Stetina. Both riders are set to compete in the SBT GRVL race on Sunday.

Results
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Keegan Swenson 6:11:26
2Lachlan Morton 0:07:56
3Howard Grotts 0:10:21
4Peter Stetina 0:12:45
5Payson McElveen 0:12:47
6Russell Finsterwald 0:15:45
7Eddie Anderson 0:23:50
8Alexey Vermeulen 0:30:00
9Alex Wild 0:30:01
10Cory Wallace 0:30:28
11Cody Waite 0:35:00
12Ryan Petry 0:37:26
13Cameron Piper 0:38:39
14Alex Howes 0:44:25
15Jake Wells 0:55:25
16Jimmy Smith 0:56:31
17Scott Tietzel 0:57:08
18Eric Fischer 1:04:11
19Laurens Ten Dam 1:04:20
20Eli Kranefuss 1:04:43
21Nicholas Jenkins 1:05:11
22Matt Acker 1:10:08
23Danny Van Wagoner 1:12:53
24Andrew Clemence 1:15:40
25Aaron Pool 1:25:10
26Will Loevner 1:28:12
27Jason Kiefer 1:29:24
28Olivier Lavigueur 1:33:21
29Juan Carlos Alvarado 1:35:05
30Tj Eisenhart 1:41:04
31Justin Holle 1:42:21

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