The Leadville 100, also knowns as The Race Across The Sky or the LT100 is an ultramarathon held annually on trails and dirt roads near Leadville, Colorado, through the heart of the Rocky Mountains. First run in 1983, runners in the race climb and descend 15,600 feet, with elevations ranging between 9,200–12,620 feet. In most years, fewer than half the starters complete the race within the 30-hour time limit.
Jason Ballard entrepreneur and avid distance runner accepted the challenge to run the Leadville Trail 100. These photos document the heroic 28-hour non-stop race along with his wife, Jenny (two-time breast cancer survivor), and team by his side.