Name: David Kim
City: San Jose
State: CA
Country: USA


Nationality: American
Occupation: Retired Engineer
Birthday: 11-15-42
Age: 58
T-Shirt: Medium


Number of Years Running: 20
Number of Marathons: 61

Distances:

50k-Cool Canyon Crawl, Cool, CA Trail 50K
1993 5:01:04
1994 4:49:55
Jedediah Smith Ultra Classic, N. Sacramento,CA 50K
1991 4:37:18
1992 4:07:00
1993 4:13:27
1995 4:17:04
1996 4:17:12
1997 4:12:20
1998 4:20:53
1999 4:15:41
2000 4:19:43
Las Trampas Trail 50K, San Ramon, CA 1997 8:11
Point Reyes Trail 50K, Point Reyes CA 1997 5:40:53
Quicksilver Trail 50K, San Jose, CA
1993 5:09:24
1995 5:19:34
1996 5:10:44
1997 5:01:56
1998 5:04:43
1999 5:24:45
2000 5:15:36
Skyline Trail 50K, Castro Valley, CA
1984 5:24:19
1994 5:16:03
1995 5:06:24
1997 4:58
1998 5:28:54
1999 5:13:41
2000 5:26:14


50mi-American River Trail 50 Mile, Sacramento, CA
1984 8:43:28
1986 8:34:00
1987 9:07:02
1989 9:36:59
1990 8:30:09
1991 8:21:37
1992 7:46:00
1993 7:41:24
1994 7:54:49
1995 7:50:59
1996 8:07:12
1997 7:48:13
1998 8:02:43
1999 8:23:23
2000 8:21:44
California 50, trail, Santa Rosa, CA 1985 9:32:09
Cameron Park 50 Mile, Cameron Park, CA 1995 7:39:44
Double Danny Trail 50, Danville, CA 1991 10:52:57
Firetrails 50, Castro Valley, CA
1987 9:55:05
1990 9:23:04
1991 9:14:41
1992 10:15:00
1993 9:10:38
1994 9:10:34
1995 9:17:31
1996 9:20:51
1997 8:58:00
1998 9:28:29
1999 9:24:24
H S Thompson Fear and Loathing 50, San Francisco, CA
1996 9:45
1997 9:00:30
Helen Klein 50 Mile Nationals, Sacramento, CA
1997 7:32:28
1998 7:30:11
1999 7:22:34
Jedediah Smith 50 Mile, W Sacramento, CA
1984 7:59:25
1985 8:24:06
1986 8:17:37
1987 7:26:14
1989 8:09:19
1990 8:17:43
1991 8:13:43
1992 7:33:00
Ledson Marsh Trail 50, Santa Rosa, CA
1987 8:18:07
1993 8:55:00
Nugget Trail 50, Nevada City, CA 1986 10:25:00
Pony Express 50 Mile, Cameron Park, CA
1993 7:54:21
1994 7:35:01
Quicksilver Trail 50 Mile, San Jose, CA
1985 11:05:39
1987 11:07:36
1989 10:30:00
1990 10:24:00
1991 9:24:45
1992 9:07:38
1994 10:02:56


100km-Ruth Anderson 100K, San Francisco, CA
1993 10:05:05
1994 10:04:37
1995 9:51:25
1996 9:57:58
1997 9:28:00
1998 10:13:02
Helen Klein 100K Nationals, Sacramento CA
1995 9:39:58
12 Hour Ultras
Bay Area Ultrarunners 12 Hour Track Run, Los Altos,CA
1994 70.2 miles
Run For Sight 12 Hour, Sonoma, CA
1994 72 miles, 1st overall
DSE 12 Hour Classic, San Francisco, CA
1999 73.29 miles, 3rd overall
2000 74.06 miles, 1st overall


100mi-Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run
Squaw Valley to Auburn, CA, trail
1985 25:39:00
1986 25:51:55
1992 23:24:54 43rd
1993 24:20:11 57th
1994 22:53:44 44th
1995 24:51:57 41st
1996 23:20:57 50th
1997 24:51:19 112th
1998 23:45:03 59th
1999 23:20:00 61st
2000 26:13:04 84th


100mi+-24 Hour Runs
Bay Area Ultrarunners 24 Hour Track Run, Hayward, CA
1987 103.4 miles
1990 108.3 miles
1991 127.3 miles
Bay Area Ultrarunners 24 Hour Track Run, Los Altos,CA
1992 102.1 miles
1993 103.0 miles
1995 107.5 miles
Gibson Ranch 24 Hour, N Sacramento, CA
1993 118 miles
1994 108.0 miles
1995 121.9 miles
Greg & Delmars 24 Hour, N Sacramento, CA
1998 105.0 miles
Sri Chinmoy 24 Hour, Oakland, CA
1992 116 miles, 1st overall
TAC 24 Hour National Championship, W Sacramento, CA
1992 110.5 miles, 3rd Masters, 1st age group

Previous Badwater Racing: None
Previous Badwater Crewing: Badwater 2000: Crew for Ephraim Romesberg. Paced from Furnace Creek to Panamint
Springs where Ehpraim dropped.
Previous Badwater Clinic None


Best Ultra Run Experience:

The 1985 Western States 100 Mile Run. It was my first run beyond 50 miles and it was very satisfying to be able to do the distance. The preparation and planning for the run and the run during the night added to the experience.


Weird Experience:

I haven't had any experience that I would label as weird, but one run has remained with me after all these years of running. I was doing my second trail ultra, the 1985 American River 50. The day was hot, with temperatures in the 90's I believe. I was running well and pushing the pace a little when at about 46 miles I started cramping and getting severe muscle spasms in my legs. Being at the bottom of a canyon at that point I decided to catch a ride out at that point. I must have upchucked about a liter of fluids on the ride out. I guess I had a case of heat exhaustion and wasn't taking in enough electrolytes or salt to help my body absorb all the fluids that I had been drinking. It is my only DNF of the over 200 marathons and ultras that I have run. Since then, I always monitor my fluid and electrolyte intake and haven't had any major problems with running in the heat.


Challenge:

My first Western States 100 Mile Run in 1985 was also the most challenging besides being the best experience. I wasn't sure what to expect and how to train for the event. My training mileage was much less than it is now and I hadn't seem much of the trail. I didn't know what kind of pace I needed to finish the run and I just kept plugging away hoping that I had enough time to finish the event.


Why:

I've always been curious and surprised at what I can do if I can just find a comfortable pace to run at without totally trashing my body.


Why badwater:

I crewed and paced at Badwater 2000 and found the desert setting to be very scenic and the challenge of running in the heat to be an interesting challenge. With about 150 ultra runs, my farthest run is 127 miles in 24 hours and the longest run is 26 hours for 100 miles. Badwater would be an interesting and difficut challenge in that it would require me to go farther and longer with the additional task of coping with the extreme heat.


Other Exp.:

Adventure sport: 1996 Eco Challenge in British Columbia, Member of Team Sun Precautions led by ultra legend Helen Klein.


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