RACE ACROSS THE SKY – ENCORE EVENT

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Back by popular demand, NCM Fathom and Citizen Pictures brings Race Across the Sky – Leadville Trail 100 Encore Event back to select movie theatres nationwide for ONLY ONE NIGHT on Thursday, November 12th at 8:00 pm EST/ 7:00 pm CST/ 9:00 pm MST/ 8:00 pm PST. Don’t miss your last chance to see this inspirational event on the big screen.

Tickets on-sale Friday, November 6th!  Visit FathomEvents.com to sign up for an email reminder, find a participating theatre and to purchase tickets on 11/6/09. *Advance purchase for this one night event is strongly encouraged, as the original October event sold out in select theatres nationwide.

In addition to the presentation of the documentary Race Across the Sky – Leadville Trail 100, this event includes a candid panel conversation with Lance ArmstrongDave Wiens (6x Leadville 100 winner), Travis Brown (Olympian and professional mountain biker), Matt Shriver (Ft. Lewis College Mountain Biking Coach, coach of 4 consecutive mountain biking national championships) and Ken Chlouber (Leadville Trail 100 Founder).

At 12,570 feet anything can happen…so don’t miss your last chance to see what does in this one night event in select movie theatres nationwide.

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At 10,000+ feet, against the misty backdrop of a former mining town, Leadville, Colorado, 1400 cyclists line the starting line. For many, it will be the most difficult race of their lives. For some, a bragging right to say they raced alongside the best in the world. Some imagine victory. Most hope only to finish. But everyone will count.

The race that started 25 years ago as a running race to drive tourism in Leadville has now grown to a lottery cap of 1000+ competitors, many of them the world’s most elite cyclists. But the Leadville Trail 100 “Race Across the Sky” Mountain Bike Race is not just a race of man against man:  it’s man vs. man, man vs. self, man vs. elements, man vs. time. A clock set for 12 grueling hour’s slugs through 100 miles, over 14,000 vertical feet of climbing, some two miles above sea level, through extreme climate changes ranging from heat to hail, from rain to snow.  To the racers, the risks of injury, fatigue and mechanical failure pale next to the chance that they will fall behind the 12 hour cut off mark and be eliminated.

Rivalries include six-time defending champion Dave Wiens vs. international star / seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong.  Inspirational stories of human triumph include a Leadville woman rider who was critically injured by a car while training for last year’s race, another who suffers from multiple sclerosis, and 45+ rider who has raced all 15 years.

Whether they’re international stars of the sport or everyday folks with the will to finish a race whose difficulty is on par with the Ironman, the grit to push to their own physical and emotional limits strikes an elegant symmetry between racer and environment and a struggling former mining town whose very existence now relies on the tourism generated by this race.

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