On August 21st 2021 in Leadville, Colorado, a vision was realized. At the sound of the 4am shotgun start, the dedication of nearly a decade’s worth of work was brought into picture. In the 27 hours, 53 minutes, and 5 seconds that lay ahead, the crew, the team, the family, wouldn’t miss a step. It would be an unforgettable experience for all involved and will forever serve as a testament that if you want to go fast, go alone, but if you want to go far, go together. What follows is the story of a team on a mission; and the ultramarathon that was about much more than the miles.
The Leadville 100 serves as an almost mythological event in the ultra-endurance community. With 15,744 feet of elevation gain, and a peak altitude of 12,532 feet above sea-level, there’s a good reason that it’s coined the “Race Across the Sky”.
For BPN Founder, Nick Bare, this race always presented itself as a North Star. Having heard about the event for years, and wanting to participate in the ultra-running world, Leadville had always been the one. With an event of this magnitude on the horizon, there would be only one recipe for success: A team that believed in the mission and was down for the work required. That is precisely what has been built at Bare Performance Nutrition.
There must be a certain camaraderie that resonates throughout any high-functioning team or organization. There is no ‘I’ or ‘Me’, it is only ‘Us’ and ‘We’. The person to your left and right wants to see you succeed.