Name: Bob Lapanja
City: El Dorado Hills
State: CA
Country: USA

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Nationality: American
Occupation: Construction - Plant Supervisor
Birthday: 01-01-54
Age: 48
T-Shirt: Large
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Number of Years Running: 7 (1st Ultra - 9'96)
Number of Marathons: 27 + 56 Ultras

Distances:

50k-50K-Best Time:Jed Smith, Sacramento,CA - 1997: 4:03
1st 50K: Run on the Sly, Pollock Pine,CA - 1996 5:03
Cool Canyon Crawl, Cool,CA - 4 times(BT-1998 - 4:58)
Quick Silver, San Jose,CA - 3 times (BT-1997 - 4:38)
Skyline 50, San Leandro,CA - 4 times (BT-1997 - 5:01)
Jed Smmith, Sacramento,CA - 4 times (BT-1997 - 4:03)
Run on the Sly, Pollock Pines,CA - 3 times (have maintained aid station last 4 years)
Sunmart, Huntsville,TX - 1997 - 4:23
Quad Dipsea (28m), Mill Valley,CA 3 times (BT 5:28)
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50mi-50mi-BestTime:Ruth Anderson,SanFrancisco,CA-1997-7:53
1st 50mi: AmRiver, Sacramento/Auburn,CA - 1997 9:23
Am River, Sacramento/Auburn, CA - 5 times
Silver States, Reno, Nevada - 6 times
Helen Klein, Sacramento,CA - 3 times
Sierra Nevada (52mi), Granite Bay,CA - 3 times
Dick Collins, San Leandro,CA - 2 times
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100km-100k-BestTime:Ruth Anderson,SanFrancisco,CA 1997-9:54
1st 100k: Ruth Anderson, San Francisco,CA - 1997-9:54
3rd Male 40-49 (Ruth Anderson; 1997 & 2000)
Ruth Anderson, San Francisco,CA - 5 times
Mi-Wok, Mill Valley, CA - 5 times (BT-1998 11:32)
Lake Tahoe 72m (Run Around the Lake Tahoe, CA-NV) - 3 times - 1997; 1st @ 50m (8:18) 1998 - 1st @ 50m (9:12), 2nd overall (11:22) 1999 - 3rd @ 50m (9:29) - 3rd overall (12:13)
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100mi-100mi - Western States, Squaw Valley, CA (1997-28:15 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002)
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100mi+-100mi+ - Badwater 135, Death Valley,CA:
1998; 54:15
1999; 37:54
2001-46:23

Previous Badwater Racing: 1998 - 54:15 1999 - 37:54 2001 - 46:23
Previous Badwater Crewing: none
Previous Badwater Clinic 1998 - 78 mi (Panamint) 2000 - 78 mi (Pannamint)

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Badwater Prediction:

Between 40 and 50 hours - previous Badwater times

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Weird Experience:

Badwater 135, 1999 - @ 124mi sunset (Alabama Hills) -hallucinating ?? - thought I saw Disney Character faces on the hills until my crew (wife) said she saw them too!!!

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Challenge:

Western States, 1997 - finished last 10 miles with a sprained ankle

Badwater 135, 1998 - just finishing after battle (8hrs) with dehydration

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Why:

Running is not fun unless it lasts for more than five (5) hours

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Why badwater:

I enjoy the challenage of trying to beat the sun/heat and also the pleasure at the finish of what people (runner & crew) can accomplish

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Other Exp.:

none

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Media:

none setup at this time

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More Media:

none setup at this time

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Charity:

none at this time

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

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