Name: Ronald Grimes
City: New Castle
State: IN
Country: USA
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Nationality: American
Occupation: Teacher/Computer Coordinator
Birthday: 4/2/47
Age: 55
T-Shirt: Medium
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Number of Years Running: 24
Number of Marathons: 15+

Distances:

50k-8--6 hour races in the range of 34 to 38 miles
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50mi-1995--JFK 50 Miler--Hagerstown, Md--10:09--209th
1993--Kentucky 50 Miler--Louisville, Ky--9:21--29th
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100mi+-2001--Children's Hospital 24 Hour--Woodsfield, Oh--115 miles--1st
2000--Children's Hospital 24 Hour--Woodsfield, Oh--100 miles--4th
1999--Cornbelt 24 Hour--Eldridge, Iowa--101 miles--4th
1998--Cornbelt 24 Hour--Eldridge, Iowa--109 miles--3rd
1997--Cornbelt 24 Hour--Eldridge, Iowa--108 miles--3rd
1996--Cornbelt 24 Hour--Eldridge, Iowa--101 miles--6th
1995--Cornbelt 24 Hour--Eldridge, Iowa--107 miles--4th
1994--USATF 24 Hour National Championship--Sylvania, Oh--116 miles--14th
1994--Cornbelt 24 Hour--Eldridge, Iowa--113 miles--4th
1993--USATF 24 Hour National Championship--Sylvania, Oh--125 miles--10 th
1993--Cornbelt 24 Hour--Eldridge, Iowa--117 miles--2nd
1992--Olander Park 24 Hour--Sylvania, Oh--115 miles--4th
1992--Cornbelt 24 Hour--Eldridge, Iowa--102 miles--4th

Previous Badwater Racing:
Previous Badwater Crewing:
Previous Badwater Clinic

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Badwater Prediction:

Between 40 and 50 hours. In addition to my 24 hour racing I have also run across Indiana twice (1998 and 2001). Both of these multi-day runs were done in the July heat.

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Weird Experience:

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Challenge:

1999 Cornbelt 24 Hour. I had a 1 inch vertial tear in my achiles tendon and was scheduled for surgery the Tuesday following the race. I was able to complete 101 miles with a great deal of mental support from my running partner/mentor.

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Why:

I love to challenge myself. I make new friendships (and renew old ones) at every race with people who have a great perspective on life.

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Why badwater:

I love new challenges both physical and mental. This race will also broaden my ultrarunning perspective.

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Other Exp.:

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Media:

I will probably submit an article to the local paper (The New Castle Courier-Times).

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More Media:

No

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Charity:

No

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

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