“Crushing Hope” features 2-time Olympian, 12-time NCAA Cross Country and Track Champion and 2-time Rock and Roll Marathon Champion Michael Aish in his quest to win the Leadville 100 trail race in Leadville, Colorado. This eight episode series chronicles Michael’s life training as he prepares for Leadville, one of the world’s toughest races. In the heart of the Colorado Rockies, racers endure alpine extremes night and day over a span of 100 grueling miles. Elevations start at 9,200 feet and climb dramatically to 12,260 feet, including 7 river crossings. Many fail to finish the race but Michael has the drive, determination and racing experience to win. Follow Mike to the finish line as he is mentored by influential personalities and America’s elite winners of ultra marathons, shedding light on what is likely to become the breakout running series of this generation.
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