Bill practices what he preaches, which is evidenced by his participation in 102 marathons (best 2:49) and two Ironman competitions. Bill has competed in The Race Across The Sky Run --The Leadville Trail 100-mile race. This run is all above 10,000 feet and takes up to 30 hours. Bill’s best time at the Leadville 100-mile is 28 hours and 39 minutes’ non-stop running.
Bill now rides mountain bikes in the Leadville 100-mile Race Across the Sky. Bill has finished this event 15 times with 14 silver buckle finishes. He earned the La Plata Grande Belt Buckle for 1000 miles and the coveted 1100 mile black jacket. Less than 50 in the world have ever completed this 1100-mile achievement. Bill is a three time gold medalist in the cross country MTB Race at the World Senior Games in St. George, Utah. This is two weeks of Olympic Games for men and women over 50. Bill won all three Gold Medal and the over-all in the 15 mile Cross Country Mountain Bike Race 2009 and overall Gold in 2011.
At the 2011 Leadville 100 MTB race Bill did something "no one" has ever done...or even thought about. He finished his 15 Leadville MTB Race on a 45 pound fully ridged Salsa Mukluk snow bike. He finished in 11:27. An amazing feat for anyone let alone Bill doing this just before his 64 BD.
For 2012 Bill will be back on his Mukluk Snow bike riding for his 16th finish and hoping to break 11 hours just before his 65th birthday.
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