If you have been in the ultra running community for more than a few months, then you have probably heard the name Anton Krupicka. The man, the myth, the meme, and the legend. He burst onto the scene in 2006 by winning his first major race, the Leadville 100. and followed it up with repeat victory the next year. With a handful of other notable victories even Anton can’t explain the popularity he has achieved. Hampered by injuries Anton hasn’t raced in years. And many have wondered if one of the most popular runners in history would ever return.
In 2021 we got our answer when Anton came out of retirement to race on the 2021 Leadville 100. With Anton’s journey caught wonderfully by Billy Yang and Tony Hills in what feels like a fast 18 minutes. For anyone looking for a great perspective into the mind of a great runner. This one is a hit and well worth the watch. So enjoy an instant classic!
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Return to Leadville – The Evolution of Anton Krupicka – Ultra Running Documentary
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