Gary Johnson To Compete In 100-mile Bike RaceSubmitted by legalizeliberty on Thu, 08/09/2012 - 13:39
August 9, 2012, Leadville, CO — Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson will take a brief break from the campaign trail on Saturday, August 11, to tackle another grueling race: the Leadville 100 mountain bike race in Colorado.
An accomplished cyclist and outdoorsman, Gov. Johnson will participate in the high-altitude race for the ninth time since 2002.
Featuring a rugged 100-mile, out-and-back route through the Colorado Rockies, the race draws riders from all around the world who are willing to climb to 12,424 feet from the 10,152-feet starting line.
Gov. Johnson’s personal-best time in the Leadville 100 is under nine hours. He’s missed the race just twice since 2002 once because he was recovering from frostbite...