• Helped create the Leadville Trail 100
• Served as Lake County Commissioner, State Representative and State Senator
• Ran in the annual burro day races in Leadville for over 30 years
• He has notched 14 Trail 100 run finishes
• He celebrated his 60th birthday by riding a wild bull
• Ken commemorated his 70th birthday climbing Mount Aconcagua in Argentina
Ken Chlouber is the brainchild behind the Leadville Trail 100, an ultramarathon held annually on trails and dirt roads near Leadville, Colorado, through the heart of the Rocky Mountains. First run in 1983, runners in the race climb and descend 15,600 feet (4,800 m), with elevations ranging between 9,200-12,620 feet. Ken and the Leadville 100 are recognized as establishing Leadville as the ultra-endurance capitol of the nation, drawing in elite athletes like Lance Armstrong, Floyd Landis and Levi Leipheimer. Ken competitively ran the annual Pack Burro Race in Leadville for over three decades as well as racked up 14 Leadville Trail 100 finishes. He has served as Lake County Commissioner, State Representative and State Senator, working to promote the Leadville and Lake County communities.