Instead of training for the 2023 CrossFit Games this year, Rich Froning took on the Leadville Trail 100 MTB a week later. This past Saturday morning, Froning, along with over 1,700 other riders, set out to complete the 100 mile trail in Colorado on a mountain bike.
Froning would complete the trail ride in 8 hours, 32 minutes and 58 seconds (8:32:58), good for 287th out of all 1,787 riders; 249th out of 1,520 men and 50th out of 278 in the men’s 30-39 age group division.
In total, he averaged 11.7 miles per hour. And as many might expect, he paced the trek well, starting out in 85th after the first 11 miles and then moving up to the mid-50s in his age group about halfway through his ride where he would remain the rest of the way.
The overall winner, Keegan Swenson, blitzed the field and finished in under six hours with a time of 5:43:31!
Going back to Froning, the image below shows his split times throughout the event…