Denver Man Defies Expectations, Celebrates COVID-19 Recovery by Climbing Coors Field

Todd Lansing beats COVID-19 after 95 days hospitalized
Todd Lansing has always been a strong and healthy individual. A former college basketball player, he began participating in the Fight For Air Climb in Denver almost 20 years ago after losing loved ones to lung disease. However, his own battle with COVID-19 nearly took his life.

Now, COVID-19-free, he is returning to the event at Coors Field on May 6.

In April 2021, Lansing contracted COVID-19 and was hospitalized. His conditions were not good and the medical team informed his wife, Denise Lansing, and his family that he had only 1% chance of survival, with his body expected to expire within 30 days. Despite the odds against him, he not only survived but thrived, already surpassing day 675 (and counting), as of this writing, of his journey toward recovery.

Even though his lungs are scarred from COVID-19, he is still participating in the Fight For Air Climb, demonstrating resilience and a will to overcome obstacles.

“I'm going to give it a shot. I have an army of friends and medical workers who are also interested in joining,” said Lansing.

He and his team are coming together for the Fight For Air Climb at Coors Field to climb a total of 1,198 stairs to support people with lung disease who are fighting for every breath.

Lansing is available for interviews about the climb, and you can contact James Martinez at [email protected] or (312) 445-2501 for requests.

For more information about the Cleveland Climb, and to register, visit
For more information, contact:

James A. Martinez
(312) 445-2501
[email protected]

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