2012 Leadville 100 Results

Results from the 2012 Leadville 100.

By on August 18, 2012 | Comments

Leadville 100This year’s Leadville 100 was as exciting as forecast. The weather was great, but a course change in the week before the race added a few miles (rumor is 3) and a decent amount of time to all competitors attempts.

At least three different men – Thomas Lorblanchet (post-Leadville interview), Mike Aish, and Anton Krupicka (post-Leadville interview) – were in the lead once the race opened up. Eventually, Aish withdrew while Krupicka was slowed by blown quads. That left methodical Frenchman Lorblanchet as the winner by the time they returned to Leadville. Zeke Tiernan continued his series of strong Leadville runs in taking the runner up position this year. Nick Clark added to his collection of third place finishes at major 100 milers, while 50+ year old runner Jay Aldous rounded out the top five by achieving his goal of a sub-19-hour finish.

On the women’s side, Aliza Lapierre lead the field out through midway with Liza Howard always close on her heels. By 60 miles, Howard had made a move to take the lead. However, that wouldn’t last as Tina Lewis (post-Leadville interview) took over the lead en route to the mile 76 aid station. Lewis continue to build her lead into a win.

New BalanceYou can find our full play-by-play of the race as well as a collection of our pre-race interviews and preview on our 2012 Leadville 100 Live Coverage page.

Thanks to New Balance, a sponsor of the 2012 Leadville 100, for supporting iRunFar’s coverage of the race.

As usual, we’ll be updating this article with addition results as well as links to Leadville-related articles, photo galleries, and race reports.

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2012 Leadville 100 - Before the start

Early morning before the start of the 2012 Leadville 100. Photo: Matt Trappe

2012 Leadville 100 Men’s Official Results

  1. Thomas Lorblanchet (Salomon) – 16:29:28 (post-Leadville interview)
  2. Zeke Tiernan – 16:44:20
  3. Nick Clark (Pearl Izumi) – 17:11:16
  4. Anton Krupicka (New Balance) – 17:21:09 (post-Leadville interview)
  5. Jay Aldous – 18:42:42
  6. Andrew Catalano – 19:28:39
  7. Brandon Stapanowich – 19:32:23
  8. Mike Arnstein – 19:37:14
  9. Craig Howie – 19:50:11
  10. Tim “Lucho” Waggoner – 20:12:36 (2012 Leadman champ!)

Full men’s results.

2012 Leadville 100 - Thomas Lorblanchet - Hope Pass

Thomas Lorblanchet climbing Hope Pass. Photo: Matt Trappe

 2012 Leadville 100 Women’s Official Results

  1. Tina Lewis – 19:33:45 (post-Leadville interview)
  2. Liza Howard (New Balance) – 20:44:08
  3. Ashley Nordell (Pearl Izumi) – 20:47:58
  4. Aliza Lapierre (Salomon) – 21:14:32
  5. Darcy Africa (Pearl Izumi) – 23:20:06
  6. Jen Segger (Salomon) – 23:26:02
  7. Alyssa Wildeboer – 24:03:05
  8. Jaclyn Greenhill – 24:11:32
  9. Carrie Stafford – 24:49:31
  10. Valerie Wrenholt – 24:49:54

Full women’s results.

2012 Leadville 100 - Tina Lewis - Haggerman Pass Road

Tina Lewis running Haggerman Pass Road. Photo: Matt Trappe

2012 Leadville 100 Articles, Race Reports, and More


2012 Leadville 100 - Scott Jaime

Scott Jaime atop Hope Pass. Photo: Matt Trappe

Race Reports


2012 Leadville 100 - Zeke Tiernan - Anton Krupicka - Mike Aish - Nick Clark - Thomas Lorblanchet

The lead pack early in the 2012 Leadville 100 (l-to-r): Zeke Tiernan, Anton Krupicka, Mike Aish, Nick Clark, and Thomas Lorblanchet. Photo: Matt Trappe


2012 Leadville 100 - Aliza Lapierre

Aliza Lapierre on Hope Pass. Photo: Matt Trappe

Bryon Powell

Bryon Powell is the Founding Editor of iRunFar. He’s been writing about trail running, ultrarunning, and running gear for more than 15 years. Aside from iRunFar, he’s authored the books Relentless Forward Progress: A Guide to Running Ultramarathons and Where the Road Ends: A Guide to Trail Running, been a contributing editor at Trail Runner magazine, written for publications including Outside, Sierra, and Running Times, and coached ultrarunners of all abilities. Based in Silverton, Colorado, Bryon is an avid trail runner and ultrarunner who competes in events from the Hardrock 100 Mile just out his front door to races long and short around the world, that is, when he’s not fly fishing or tending to his garden.