Name: Maples, William C
City: Oxnard
State: CA
Country: USA

Nationality: AMERICAN
Occupation: Major USMC
Birthday: 16 Sep 1963
Age: 37
T-Shirt: medium

Number of Years Running: 18
Number of Marathons: 1


50k-Cuyamaca-Laguna Oct 97 5:30? 10th, 98 5:20 9th, 99 5:20? top 20
Ridgecrest High Desert Classic Dec 97 4:40? 20+ Dec 98 4:18, top 20
Moonshadow Rose 35 miler -June 96 5:30? 11th

50mi-Leona Divide April 00 8:30 10th, April 99 10+, 44th

San Juan Hills 50, Oct 98 11th (Don't remember time!)

100km-Angeles National Forest 100K, Aug 99 11:40, top 20

100mi-Rocky Raccoon 98 17:53 5th place, 00 19:15 12th
Old dominion 98 22:? 20th+
Leadville 98 29:30 200+
Wasatch 94, 95, 96, 97, 99 Best '95 28:56 38th place

100mi+-Coyote Four Play 4 days, 7, 50, 40, 30 miles res. 2d place overall, 26hrs+

Previous Badwater Racing: 96 DNF
1997 45:15 11th place
1999 DNF
2000 55:30 43d place
Previous Badwater Crewing: Crewed for Mike Mitchell in 96, and Maria DeJesus in 99 after I DNF'd
Previous Badwater Clinic

Best Ultra Run Experience:

Greatest accomplishment: Badwater 1997. Nothing like it before or since.
Best Performance: Coyote 4 Play 2000. Best placing and managed to run entire last day with bad stress fracture wrapped in duct tape.

Weird Experience:

Badwater 1997: I thought I saw the Mars Pathfinder!


Badwater 2000: Ran well for first 12 hours, then the wheels came off. I struggled after that, throwing up, passing out twice (I don't remember either time!), and pissing blood, all of which slowed me to a crawl and made me want to quit- It was a challenge just to finish what I had started, but I made it.


Because they are a 'gut check', to see if, on a given day, I have the "right stuff". Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't, but the gut check lies in having the guts to make the attempt.

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I would be happy to reresent a charity if any are interested. I figure I am going to be there one way or the other, and as long as I am, I might as well help someone in the process. If you have any in mind, please give them my number.

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