Leadville’s 100-mile race is staffed by supply-carrying llamas, to the delight of its runners.
LEADVILLE, Colo. — This weekend hundreds of runners will race through the mountains around Leadville for the town’s infamous 100-mile run.
When they’re about halfway done, they’ll hit the trail’s highest point and see something unexpected.
Llamas. About two-dozen llamas.
For 20 years now, race organizers have relied on the fuzzy pack animals to haul supplies up to Hope Pass.
The llamas carry 70 lbs. each, made up of food, water and medical equipment. A group of volunteers help pack…
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