Name: Keith Peterson
City: Portland
State: Oregon
Country: USA

Nationality: american
Occupation: Sales and Marketing
Birthday: 07/20/53
Age: 48
T-Shirt: XL

Number of Years Running: 3 Recent; 10 plus years in my 20's & 30's
Number of Marathons:


50k-Jack Frost 5 Hour 2000/2001 Portland, Oregon
Douglas Forest 50K 2000 Corvallis, Oregon




100mi+-Marathon des Sables in 2000; Running time 59 Hours ++... Ran on a bad knee starting the middle of the first day

Iditasport 130 in 2001;actual running time approximately 44 hours; finished 6th or 7th of the runners and 12th overall out of 70+ in the 130 mile race

Previous Badwater Racing:
Previous Badwater Crewing:
Previous Badwater Clinic

Best Ultra Run Experience:

Weird Experience:

The Iditasport 130 in 2001... running at night after numerous hours and seeing things that were not really there... yet my eyes and mind told me they were!


The MDS 2001... It was my first experience... I had trained for multiple months... Had run in excess of 800+ miles in Oregon, the dunes in California near Blyth and the high desert in Southern Arizona... I was ready... Unfortunately, I fell and brused my kneecap 15 days before the race started... I went thru treatment, etc and thought all was fine... yet before the first day was completed... I re-injured it... I kept at it and finished the race, yet not as fast or as high as I would of liked to... Yet having the ability and the mindset to push myself to complete the race was a big challenege


The challenge, the experience and the opportunity to meet great people and learn from the best racers...

Why badwater:

I have always enjoyed pushing myself... This will be the toughest race and one that I know I can finish... I have a goal to race the toughest races in the extremes

Other Exp.:

Adventure Racing including the recent 5 day/350 mile race "The Beast"; OBRA XC Mountain Bike and CycloCross Races; See various listed in my Bio for 2001.



More Media:

The Oregonian... RailRiders...



English: yes
Crew English: yes
Hike: yes
Permit: yes