Lieto Preparing For Kona In Mammoth Lakes

  • By Liz Hichens
  • Published Aug 17, 2010
  • Updated Oct 6, 2010 at 4:34 PM UTC

As he did in preparation for last year’s Ironman World Championship, American Chris Lieto is spending time training with some of the world’s top distance runners in Mammoth Lakes, Calif.

Lieto talked to about his goal of improving his run time. Lieto told ESPN’s Adam Watson he is going on several runs above 10,000 feet and thinks a Kona victory is possible: “The bar keeps getting raised, so it’s not going to get any easier because I finished second last year,” Lieto said. “But I definitely have the ability to take home the win.”

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Liz Hichens

Liz Hichens

Liz Hichens is the Web Editor of She is an Ironman and marathon finisher and fan of all endurance sports.

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