About half of all runners who enter the Leadville Trail 100 don't finish. What stands between them and a finisher's belt buckle? Sandy Monahan.
In this episode of Human Race, we follow Sandy as she dashes runners' dreams by enforcing the event's very strict cut off schedule. As she breaks countless timing chips in two, there are tears, hugs, and only the occasional death threat. And yet, Sandy keeps coming back. And so do the runners. There's something special about Leadville.**
*Host: Rachel Swaby
*Producers: Willow Belden, Rachel Swaby
*Editor: Audrey Quinn, David Weinberg
*Thanks to Amanda Jamrogiewicz, Tom Kleinman, Caolan MacMahon, Jon Perz, and Scott Schaunaman
*Theme music: Danny Cocke
Human Race editor-in-chief: David Willey
*Producer Willow Belden has a podcast called Out There*. Here are two episodes she thinks Human Race listeners will like:
Episode 11: Failure in Success
Episode 17: High on Failure
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