Leadman Tri Epic 250 | Matt Hawthorne Photography
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Leadman Tri Epic 250 | Matt Hawthorne Photography I was hired to create the images used to market a new race series called the Leadman Tri Epic … Read More
Leadman Tri Epic 250 | Matt Hawthorne Photography I was hired to create the images used to market a new race series called the Leadman Tri Epic 250. This inaugural race that took place in Las Vegas starting at Lake Mead, put an emphasis on the swim & cycle and shorter run where Ironman races lean heavy on the run which can be physically abusive on the athletes. The Leadman 250 consisted of a 3.1 mile swim, 140 mile cycle, and 16 mile run equaling 250 kilometers. Not only are the distances insane, but the course was extremely brutal taking place outside Las Vegas in the 102 degree, very hilly, desert. I can honestly say I've never witnessed up close such extreme physical drive come from anyone like I repeatedly saw from the athletes involved in this race. It was so elite that only 34 single competitors competed, and out of those 34 only 14 crossed the finish line. Read Less
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