Name: Larry Mann
City: Los Angeles
State: CA
Country: USA


Nationality: American
Occupation: Zoo Keeper
Birthday: 27th of December 1962
Age: 38
T-Shirt: X-Large


Number of Years Running: 12
Number of Marathons: 13

Distances:

50k-Ridgecrest 1999 5.30, Ridgcrest, CA
Holcomb Valley 33M 2000 6:40, Big Bear, CA
Ridgecrest 2000 4.39, Ridgecrest, CA


50mi-Avalon Benefit 50 2000 9:51, Catalina, CA, also Registered for 2001


100km-None, as of yet.


100mi-Angeles Crest 100 2000 32:24, Wrightwood, CA 102nd Place


100mi+-None.

Previous Badwater Racing: None.
Previous Badwater Crewing: None.
Previous Badwater Clinic None, but I will be attending this years' clinic.


Best Ultra Run Experience:

Angeles Crest, 2000. Meeting another inexperienced ultrarunner, like myself, during the first AC training run and fostering a friendship that carried us to the finish line together. Also, seeing my friends show up at all hours, with nothing but enthusiasm.


Weird Experience:

Posing for the "Best Buns" photo at Little Harbor in Catalina and finding out later that I won.


Challenge:

No doubt, AC 100 this year. Kept me on my feet three times longer than I ever have. I learned how to deal with running with all kinds of blisters.


Why:

I have been running road races all around the Los Angeles area for a dozen years and found everyone to be out for themselves. When I got to the sixth mile of the Avalon Benefit 50, my ITB started to hurt. I have never received so much support from other runners before. The ultra community has such great commraderie, it keeps you coming back. Who needs to see a shrink?


Why badwater:

I like to challenge myself. I think the progression from 50K to 50 miles to 100 miles are nice steps up the latter. It only seems fitting to move up to the ultimate challenge. I figure the more miles I am out there, the more scenery I get to see.


Other Exp.:

None.


Media:

No.


More Media:

No.


Charity:

Yes. I have worked with a non-profit organization called Nature of Wildworks for several years. They house wild native and exotic animals that can't be released back into the wild. I will raise money to better enrich their living environment.


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