In late May, Megan Leatham watched a video of a sports car moving at extreme speed along a wide, smooth road that winds to the top of Jebel Jais, a mountain in the United Arab Emirates. “I didn’t quite get chills,” Leatham says. But she did say “wow” out loud. And she was by herself in the office where she works as executive director of The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. It appears this faraway mountain with the glorious, wide road soon will have its own fast drive to the top.
Romain Dumas was a 6-year-old living in southern France when he heard about a faraway race in America, a race into the clouds, a race to the top of a giant mountain. A race known as The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. “I would like to do this,” Romain told his father. At the time, “this” seemed a chance for simple, total fun. In some homes, this 6-year-old’s vision would have been discouraged, maybe even banned. Not this home. The vision was blessed.
As a child growing up in a house on Golden Hills Road, Megan Leatham could sit on her porch, look to the west and see the towering and majestic Pikes Peak. This was, and is, an incredible vista, but this was, and is, an everyday Colorado Springs experience. She later worked as a waitress at downtown’s (now closed) Giuseppe’s Old Depot Restaurant in a dining room blessed with a superb view of the mountain. She once ran all the way to the top of America’s Mountain as a competitor in The Ascent.
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Selecting a term
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