September 8, 2005 
Ultrarunners of the month for August 2005

Matt Carpenter of Manitou Springs, CO shattered the Leadville 100 MileTrail course record by overan hour, winningthe prestigious event in a stunning time of 15:42:59. Carpenterdominated the competition by finishing over 3 hours ahead of his nearest competitor.A standout mountain runner for many years, Carpenter has one of the highest tested MaxVo2s on record, as well as sub 2:20 marathon speed.

Nikki Kimball of Bozeman, MT won the women's side of the Leadville event in an impressive time of 20:28:21. This comes a mere two weeks after her successful win at the White River 50 Mile National Trail Championship, where she is a three-time defending champion and course record holder. 

Congratulations to these two outstanding performers!

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