Name: Winfried Friedel
City: Markt Erlbach
Country: Germany

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Nationality: German
Occupation: businessman
Birthday: 23-03-1963
Age: 39
T-Shirt: XL
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Number of Years Running: 25
Number of Marathons: over 40

Distances:

50k-I am running for fun and with a smile in my face! So it's not important for me, which place or time I reach!!
I completed all races I took part, for example:
1. Private Event, 2000, 65km from Haaghof to Wuerzburg (Germany) in 8 hrs.
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50mi-2. Private Event in preparation to "marathon des sables": 1998, ap. 80km through the death valley from "car crossing" to "Badwater" in 11 hrs.
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100km-3. 100km race in Marburg (Germany) 1998, in 13 hrs 40 min.
4.230 km "Marathon des Sables" in Marokko, 1999, about 41 hrs.
5. some private events in Alaska: 1993/94 run on the frozen Yukon river in Tanana
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100mi-
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100mi+-

Previous Badwater Racing:
Previous Badwater Crewing:
Previous Badwater Clinic

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Badwater Prediction:

I'll be conservative and guess between 50 and 60 hours, but hope I'll be under 50 hours. To support my prediction I make a simple calculation: If I run 230 km in the Sahara in 41 hrs (Marathon the sables 1999) with a backpack of 10 kg weight on my shoulder, I can run badwater with no weight on my shoulder in under 40 hours! That will be the best case... But I know that I can't calculate like this in the badwater race. If I need for example 50 hours for badwater I run/go under 5 km per hours and that is very realistic

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Weird Experience:

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Challenge:

"Marathon the sables" in 1999. 230 km through the Sahara in Marokko with a backpack of 10 km on my shoulder

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Why:

I want to increase the barriers of my spirit

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Why badwater:

1. After the sahara it's the hottest place on earth where you can run.
2. I run in 1998 80 km through the "Death valley" and now I want to run the other part from Badwater to the north

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Other Exp.:

1995: 200 km cycling on the frozen Yukon river that means temperatures between minus 25 and 40.

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Media:

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More Media:

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Charity:

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

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Resume: bis zum 18. Lebensjahr
Leichtathletik (100m, 200m, 1500m)
1982 Stunt-Film für den SDR
1983-1984 Bodybuilding
ab 1985 Beginn mit dem Langstreckenlauf (bis 42 km)
1993/1994 mit dem MountainBike auf dem zugefrorenen Yukon in Alaska
seit 1995 jährlich verschiedene Marathons (Südsee, New York, Hawaii, Berlin ...)
1997 80 km-Lauf durchs Tal des Todes in Kalifornieren
1998 - Überquerung des CHILKOOT-Passes in Alaska
- 100km Ultra-Lauf in Marburg
1999 230 km durch die Sahara (Marathon des sables)
2000 65km Winterlauf nach Würzburg

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