I like to look at statistics. Below are some numbers I pulled from the data on Milliseconds Sports Timing. I used the data sets from the all-male and all-female sorts on the Leadville results page. That means the mixed tandem team data is not included in numbers below.
14% of the entry field was women
25% of the w's field didn't show up
64% of the w's start field finished
47% of the w's entry field finished
This includes all-male tandems
13% of the men's field didn't show up
84% of the m's start field finished
71% of the m's entry field finished
I’m interested in what kept the women from showing up to the start line. You can post your comments here on Active, on Facebook or send me a private message at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you know of women that didn't make it to the start, please forward this post to them - thanks.