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Re: Bad Water Ultramarathon

PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2016 8:51 am
by deathvalleyjake
A Brief History of: Badwater 135 Ultramarathon :sun:
Interesting collection of video clips and trivia pertaining to this event.

Re: Bad Water Ultramarathon

PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 9:15 am
by sandman
New Course Record Set
Although a new course record was set, that's not the headline for some reason.
Pete Kostelnick of Lincoln, Neb., defended his title in the ultramarathon by shattering the course record by almost an hour with a time of 21:56:32.

LINK: http://www.fresnobee.com/sports/article90798262.html

Re: Bad Water Ultramarathon

PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 9:25 am
by sandman
10 Toughest Running Events in the World
One commenter said, "Humans are actually the best long distance runners on the planet, so other than our intelligence this is the best way for us humans to show off to the animal kingdom." It is my opinion that running a 135-mile race is not a sign of intelligence and that no intelligent being would do so by choice. Just saying...

Re: Bad Water Ultramarathon

PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2016 6:19 am
by camel
sandman: Somewhere I read that the three most remarkable things about humans are our intelligence, our ability to make and use tools, and our ability to travel long distances on foot (aka, our endurance compared to most other animals). The irony is that we've gotten to be so good at making and using tools that remarkable thing number three is almost completely unnecessary anymore.

Re: Bad Water Ultramarathon

PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:12 am
by wildrose
camel: If the process of evolution developed certain abilities in us humans, then we should probably use them. Failure to do so could be bad for both our physical and mental health. That's why walking is supposed to be one of the best forms of exercise that people can do. Exercising our intelligence is also important and that's something that many fail to do. Not that the results of the last election provide evidence for that or anything! LOL

Re: Bad Water Ultramarathon

PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:57 am
by panamint_patty
Badwater 2017 - Top 3 Male Finishers
This event took place earlier this week. These guys look remarkably fresh considering how far they ran!
EVENT RESULTS: http://dbase.adventurecorps.com/results.php?bw_eid=83&bwr=Go

Re: Bad Water Ultramarathon

PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:57 am
by wildrose
Badwater 2018 Race Results
Race might not be the best term. It's an endurance event and a spectacle. But I question the wisdom of this type of an activity.
Three women finished in the top ten.
# NAME GENDER AGE RESIDENCE CITIZENSHIP FINISH TIME
1 Graglia, Michele ---------- m 34 Los Angeles CA Italy 24:51:47
2 Fetterolf, Jared ------------m 29 Dallas TX USA 25:33:42
3 Reichelt, Don -------------- m 32 Littleton CO USA 27:08:30
4 Lopez, Oswaldo ----------- m 46 Maderas CA Mexico 28:14:12
5 Guajardo, Brenda --------- f 41 Austin TX USA 28:23:10
6 Smith, Pam ---------------- f 43 Salem OR USA 28:47:53
7 Carr, Steven --------------- m 51 Huntsville AL USA 29:20:44
8 Hunziker, Eric-------------- m 49 Cincinnati OH USA 30:05:40
9 Morgan, Micah ----------- f 35 Vestavia AL USA 30:09:59
10 Jimenez, Michael -------- m 44 Soledad CA USA 30:36:32

http://dbase.adventurecorps.com/results.php?bw_eid=85&bwr=Go

Re: Bad Water Ultramarathon

PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:43 pm
by dustdevil
Death Valley Marathon 2018
A long, hot run... jog... walk... crawl...