Name: Anita Marie Fromm
City: Colorado Springs
State: CO.
Country: USA
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Nationality: American
Occupation: Special Education Teacher
Birthday: 05/23/1971
Age: 31
T-Shirt: Large
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Number of Years Running: 16
Number of Marathons: 14

Distances:

50k-Alfred Packer Trail Run, Littleton, CO. 39.3 miles 2000, 10:50:00 (approx)
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50mi-Squaw Peak 50 Orem,Utah 2000, 15:12:45 Squaw Peak 50, 2001, 16:12:59, Umstead 50 mile Raliegh NC 2001, 12:36:07, Snow Mountain Trail Challenge 52.4 mile, Winter Park,CO 2000, 11:00:00 (approx)
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100km-
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100mi-Heartland 100, 2001, 29:13:36 Cassoday, Kansas Finished 26th out of 29 finishers
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100mi+-

Previous Badwater Racing: none
Previous Badwater Crewing: none
Previous Badwater Clinic none

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Badwater Prediction:

50-60 hours. This is a safe bet for me, because I have only been running ultra's about two years. My only 100 miler to date took me almost 30 hours, although I felt fine throughout. Slow and steady have proved successful for me. My goal is to finish Badwater, not win.

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Weird Experience:

My first ultra-marathon, the Alfred Packer Trail Run, in Littleton, CO, in March 2000. I came in first place for my age group ( I was 28 at the time) even though I came in nearly last out of everybody. When I ran the course in my brand new running shoes, I found out why there weren't alot of competitors. The course had countless stream and river crossings, went through swamps with mud up to my knees, and it even took us over a beaver dam. It was really strange, and kind of funny getting a trophy for finishing nearly last.

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Challenge:

The Heartland 100, in Cassoday, KS, (the prarie chicken capitol of the world, in case you didn't already know) October 13-14th 2001. I came to the starting line with several ultrarunning disasters weighing heavily on me. Also a cold front moved in and caught me between aid stations. I got very cold and weak, not to mention a bit grouchy. There was no where to hide on the open prairie from the incessent wind. I had no pacers or crew, but still managed to finish.

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Why:

Because I'm very obsessive-compulsive. Each event presents its own unique set of challenges that has provided me an opportunity for personal and spiritual growth.

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Why badwater:

I feel it would be an incredible journey and challenge, both physically amd spiritually. Also, my father lived in Death Valley for a time, mining for tungsten and the ever elusive gold nugget. My mother spent much of her pregnancy with me there, but left when I was a baby. I haven't been back since, so this would be a neat way to see where I'm from.

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Other Exp.:

none

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Media:

no

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More Media:

no

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Charity:

not sure

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

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