27 Apr '12, 8pm
Our preview of the feisty Leona Divide 50 Mile field. Another great @Montrail Ultra Cup race! (new link)
With a great course and guaranteed early season access to the mountains, Leona Divide has long drawn a good field. However, like Lake Sonoma, its field has taken a big step up this year and likely for the same two reasons: a tireless race director and inclusion in the Montrail Ultra Cup . On the RD side, Keira Henninger has brought together a $2,800 prize purse this year and coaxed top runners to make the southern California in April (a hard sell, I’m sure). As for the Montrail Ultra Cup, it continues to spur crazy competition both for its coveted Western States 100 entries to the top 2 men and women who place in the top 3 who don’t yet have a spot in the race as well as growing interest in the men’s overall title with Timothy Olson and Dave Mackey both going for it.