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Leadman Triathlon to descend on Silver Mountain

Skiers start the first leg of the Leadman Triathlon on Silver Mountain. (Courtesy photo)
Skiers start the first leg of the Leadman Triathlon on Silver Mountain. (Courtesy photo)

OUTDOOR COMPETITION — The 8th annual Leadman Triathlon will launch high on Silver Mountain on Saturday for a 13.4 mile triathlon down \and dirty race to Kellogg.

Athletes will start in five different heats, beginning on top of Kellogg peak at 11 a.m., descending 4,000 vertical feet to the finish line at Silver Mountain’s Gondola Village.

The race starts with a 50 yard sprint to the skis or board followed by a 1.2 mile high-speed slide to the bike transition near the midpoint of Chair 4.

Racers then start a 7.5 mile slush and mud downhill bike ride to uptown Kellogg. From there, it’s a 4.7 mile run through Galena Ridge to the finish under the Red Bull arch at the Silver Mountain parking lot.

“The best places to view the action are the ski to bike transition on the mountain, the bike to run transition point at Market and Main Street and the finish line,” says Karey Scholey, Event Director. “The first finishers will cross the finish line around 11:45.”

Info: (208) 783-1507.

The Silver Mountain Ski area will be open on Saturday (April 28), 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.




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