Punishing New Endurance Event Called the LeadBoat Challenge for 2020

Back to back events completing a 106-mile mountain bike race less than 24 hours before beginning a 144-mile gravel race

There’s a new endurance challenge in town for 2020. On Thursday, SBT GRVL and Leadville 100 owner Life Time revealed the LeadBoat Challenge, an event comprised of completing the 2020 Leadville Trail 100 MTB and then the SBT GRVL’s 144-mile “Black” course the very next day.

The event is the result of the 2020 Leadville 100 being moved back a week from its 2019 date. SBT GRVL organizers worried that the schedule might force riders to choose one race over the other, so instead are offering a huge challenge. Complete them both.

According to organizers, about 20 people competed in the Leadville 100 mountain bike race and 144-mile SBT gravel race in 2019, that’s when the races were separated by one week.

Lets break that down real quick. Two days, 244 miles, 22,018 feet of elevation gain. Yikes.

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