Name: Christopher Kammler
Occupation: Real Estate Development
Birthday: September 18, 1961
Number of Years Running: 8
Number of Marathons: 10
50k-Mount Mitchell Challenge - 40 miles, Black Mountain, NC (2000) approximately 8:00
Northshore Night Run - 39 miles, Covington, LA (2000) approximately 7:00
50mi-JFK 50 Mile, Boonsboro MD (1995, 1996, 1997, 1998 & 2000)Finishing times between 9:30 and 10:30
Larry's Birthday Run 50+ Miles, New Orleans, LA(1996, 1997, 1998 & 1999)Finishing times between 8:45 and 9:30
Mountain Masochist 50 Mile, Lynchburg, VA (1999) 11:50
Andiamo 47.5 Mile Run, Purceville, VA (1996 and 2000)Finishing Times between 8:15 and 9:00
Sunmart 50 Mile Run (1998), outside Houston, TX, approximately 9:30
100km-Mardi Gras Ultra Distance Classic, Baton Rouge, LA (1999) Completed 78 miles of a 125 race (broke right foot at mile 20 and ran through mile 80 - unable to complete as medical support forbid continuance; represents my only DNF)
100mi-Mohican 100 Mile Run, Ohio (1998) 29:15
Olander Park 24 Hour Run - 101 Miles (1998) 21:00
Tyson's 100 Mile Run, McLean, VA (2000) 21:30
Previous Badwater Racing: N/A
Previous Badwater Crewing: N/A
Previous Badwater Clinic N/A
Best Ultra Run Experience:
Completing the Mohican 100, my first 100 mile run. I realized during and after the race that the mind was much stronger than the body.
During the middle of the night during the Mohican 100 I saw a tiger and a large ocean liner appear on the trail, and in both cases I dropped to the ground in total fear and shock.
The most challenging experience was running the Mardi Gras Ultra Distance Run along the levee of the Mississppi River. On a cold and raw day,I was runnning unsupported and broke my foot at approximately mile 20. I continued to run for an additional 50 miles until my foot was so swollen that my shoe would not fit. I learned an important lesson in humility and more importantly, I learned to listen to my body.
People asked me that all of the time, and unfortunately I do not know the real answer. I enjoy the camaraderie and the test of persoanl limits, however, I do not know if these alone are the compelling reasons to run.
I have a busy work schedule and significant home commitments (3 young children). I do not have significant time to train, however, I find that running ultras provides me with a strong sense of direction.
I want to run Badwater because it is the toughest race in the world, and I would be honored to have the opportunity to compete. I am not the fastest competitor, nor do I possess any unique physical characteristics, but I do have drive and determination.
Great Floridian Triathlon: Ironman Distance, Cleremont, FL- 1997 and 2000. Completed races in 12 to 14 hours.
Survival of the Shawagunks Triathlon, New Paltz, New York 1996 and 1997
Lake Pontchartrain Endurance Swim, Mandeville, LA 1995, 1998 and 2000
Numerous Trialthlons(Half-Ironman and Olympic Distances) 1995 - 2000
Martin Wne Cellar Pentathlon, New Orleans, LA (1983)
If I am accepted, I plan on raising money for the MS Foundation and the Landmine Victims of Burma.
Crew English: yes