Mountain Biker Dies at 2021 Leadville 100

Photo: Life Time / Leadville 100

A mountain biker has passed away after a crash in the Leadville 100 on Saturday, according to the Colorado Sun. Details have not been officially released, but Lake County Sheriff’s Office told the Sun that information may be available on Wednesday.

“The entire Leadville family is deeply saddened by the passing of an athlete,” Jordan Titus, a representative of Life Time Fitness, told the Colorado Sun in an email. “This athlete embodied the spirit of Leadville and our thoughts and sympathies are with their loved ones at this difficult time.”

This would mark the second death at the iconic race event. Scott Ellis passed away from a heart attack in 2015.

We reached out to Life Time for more information. Their response included the same quote provided to the Colorado Sun, and that at the request of the family, they aren’t providing additional information at this time.

The Sun reports that at Sunday’s awards ceremony, competitors shared a moment of silence for the athlete.

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