Elite Professional and Amateur Cyclists and Runners Brave the 14,000 Feet of Altitude, Extreme Weather and Grueling Terrain in New Documentary
NCM Fathom, Citizen Pictures and Life Time Fitness Present Inspiring Tales Captured at the 2010 Leadville Trail 100 Mountain Bike Race and Ultra Marathon Competitions
Durango,CO. – December 1, 2010 – Trails 2000 and the Fort Lewis Cycling Team present Race Across the Sky: 2010 playing Sunday, December 19th at 5pm at the Smiley Auditorium in Durango. Come bid Matt Shriver farewell as he departs Fort Lewis Cycling and moves to Wisconsin to work for Trek Bicycles.
NCM Fathom, Citizen Pictures and Life Time Fitness (NYSE: LTM) take audiences for an all-new death-defying journey alongside some of the world’s greatest cyclists and runners for Race Across the Sky 2010,. Race Across the Sky 2010 features behind-the-scenes stories from the August 14, 2010 mountain bike race in Leadville, Colo., where world-class and amateur athletes tested their strength, faith and endurance as they compete, along with those aspiring ‘Leadmen’ and ‘Leadwomen’ who go beyond this one-day cycling event to conquer merciless running races during their ambitious five-race endeavor. Durango athletes Matt Shriver, Todd Wells and Ned Overend star in the film. Travis Brown conducted race interviews and did the voiceover for the national production. Brown broke his arm in France earlier in the summer and could not race at Leadville this year.
Race Across the Sky 2010 will include the all new documentary of tales and tears from the cycling and foot races held this summer and will also feature a live discussion with famous blind adventurer Eric Weihenmayer who rode in this year’s Leadville Trail 100 on a tandem; Olympian cyclists Levi Leipheimer and Jeremy Horgan-Kobelsk; Solo World Female Champion Rebecca Rusch; and Mountain Bike Hall of Famer and six-time Leadville Trail 100 (LT100) champion Dave Wiens, among others.
Tickets to both the live and encore Fathom events are available at Trails 2000.org on Friday, December 3rd. Last year tickets sold out in 13 minutes.
Citizen Pictures returned to the former mining town of Leadville at 10,200 feet above sea level this August for the Leadville Trail 100, capturing the energy, excitement, drama, human spirit and inspiring stories from one of the most intense endurance races of all time. To film Race Across the Sky 2010, the crew shot breathtaking aerial views of the cyclists as they navigated dangerous mountain terrain and muscled through 14,000 feet of vertical climb.
Race Across the Sky 2010 follows the success of 2009’s Race Across the Sky – Leadville Trail 100 event, which focused on the August 2009 cyclists’ journey – including seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong – from the start line to the finish line. Armstrong won the 2009 race, setting a new record time with 6:28:50 – crossing the finish line with a flattened rear tire.
The Leadville Trail 100 began as a running race 27 years ago and mountain bike racing was added in 1994, becoming a competition with more than 1,000 entries. It has become increasingly popular, more than doubling its number of entries over the last six years.
About Citizen Pictures
Denver based, Citizen Pictures has been an internationally recognized broadcast and commercial production company for more than 25 years. Citizen Pictures offers writing, producing, directing, live-action shooting, motion graphics and 3-D animation to networks, corporations and agencies. For more information visit www.citizenpictures.com.
About Life Time Fitness, Inc.
Life Time Fitness, Inc. (NYSE: LTM) is a healthy way of life company based in Chanhassen, Minnesota. The Company is dedicated to providing programs and services that help its members connect and engage with their areas of interest, and achieve success with their health and fitness goals. Life Time Fitness designs and operates distinctive, multi-use sports, professional fitness, family recreation and spa/resort centers that help members lead healthy and active lives. As of October 1, 2010, the Company operated 89 centers in 19 states and 24 markets. Additional information about Life Time Fitness centers, programs and services is available at lifetimefitness.com.
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