Saving a city

2013-08-14 12:24
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Sandes explores Leadville

2013-08-14 10:29

Watch Ryan Sandes explore the legend behind the most iconic ultra trail race.

Cape Town - The Leadville 100 Miler, a race at such a high altitude the creators were worried that people might not survive running such a tough course with so little available Oxygen.

And that was just the reason they knew the crazy ultra trail runners out there would be attracted to it.

The town was in danger of 'shutting down' before the race. Now it's arguably the most iconic ultra trail race on any runners agenda.

South African Ryan Sandes has one Leadville 100 win under the belt and on Saturday he'll be going for a second 'W'.

To make sure he is ready, Sandes spent several weeks preparing in Leadville itself.

HERE is Sandes' take on the highest city in the USA.

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