Name: Betsy Kapiloff
City: Reno
State: NV
Country: US

Nationality: American
Occupation: teacher
Birthday: 2/22/60
Age: 41
T-Shirt: small

Number of Years Running: 10
Number of Marathons: 3


50k-Run on the Sly- '99,'00 (7:22, 6:20)
Way too Cool- '00 (6:09)

50mi-Sunmart- '99 (10:53)
Mt Diablo- '00 (12:20)
Squaw Peak- '00 (15:24)

100km-Miwok- '00 (14:03)

100mi-Arkansas Traveller- '00 (29:30)


Previous Badwater Racing:
Previous Badwater Crewing: crewed and paced (approx 50 miles) for Steven Silver in '00
Previous Badwater Clinic I plan on attending the clinic in July

Best Ultra Run Experience:

Probably the last day of Coyote 4 Play in 2000. There was a spectacular storm when the rain was coming down in sheets and the winds were whipping in from the ocean. Met some terrific people that weekend.

Weird Experience:

Had a vivid hallucination at mile 98 at the Arkansas Traveller in broad daylight. Saw a bridge in graphic detail, but when I looked away for a second and then looked back, it was gone.


They are all challenging in their own way. I don't think that I've ever stood at the starting line and not had a few butterflies.


The challenge, the scenery, and the camaraderie. Each ultra experience has taught me something new about myself.

Why badwater:

The stark beauty of the area and the extreme conditions make this a unique race. Being a participant in such an adventure will, without a doubt, help me redefine my limits.

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English: yes
Crew English: yes
Hike: no
Permit: yes