Name: Linda McFadden
City: Modesto
State: CA
Country: U.S.A.
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Nationality: American
Occupation: Attorney
Birthday: 09/08/62
Age: 39
T-Shirt: Medium
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Number of Years Running: 22
Number of Marathons: over 200

Distances:

50k-Skyline 8/3/97 6:04:40 129th place
Skyline 8/2/98 6:15:01 122nd place
Skyline 8/1/99 6:13:22 134th place
Skyline 8/6/00 6:21:23 127th place
Way to Kool 3/11/00 6:16:08 260th place
Way to Kool 3/10/01 5:58:18 248th place
Best Run by the Dam 6/13/98 6:29:06 86th place
Best Run by the Dam 6/12/99 6:29:53 41st place
Golden Gate Headlands 8/26/00 7:05:41 89th place
Golden Gate Headlands 8/25/01 7:20:15 151st place
Mt. Diablo Fall 10/21/00 7:19:17 14th place
Mt. Diablo Fall/Summer 6/9/01 7:20:40 4th place
Mt. Diablo Fall Trail 9/22/01 8:10:00 10th place
Pt. Reyes 9/6/97 6:11:22 79th place
Silver State 5/15/99 9:00:32 49th place
Ohlone 5/20/01 8:17:10 50th place
Quicksilver 5/8/99 6:01:50 52nd place

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50mi-American River 4/5/97 9:25:34 240th place
American River 4/4/98 9:01:24 169th place
American River 4/10/99 9:42:05 267th place
American River 4/1/00 9:25:00 129th place
American River 4/7/01 11:11:46 3000th place
Jed Smith 2/7/98 8:27:08 9th overall; 2nd female
Jed Smith 2/12/00 9:19:14 9th place
Jed Smith 2/10/01 9:03:28 7th overall; 1st female
Helen Klein 11/15/97 8:32:30 41st place
Helen Klein 11/14/98 8:30:39 41st place
Helen Klein 11/13/99 8:43:00 44th place
Helen Klein 11/11/00 8:28:10 18th place
Helen Klein 11/10/01 8:56:56 29th place
Texas Trail Endurance Run 12/12/98 9:49:40 141st
Texas Trail Endurance Run 12/11/99 9:22:40 130th
Dick Collins Firetrails 50 10/9/99 11:45:07 48th
Dick Collins Firetrails 50 10/13/01 11:14:17 79th
Likely Mountain Run 12:06:12 6th overall; 1st female
Mt. Rushmore 10/11/98 9:23:51 3rd overall; 1st female
Quicksilver 5/12/01 10:40:06 28th place
Silver State 5/19/01 12:15:52 36th place
Ruth Anderson 4/21/01 8:41:29 9th overall; 2nd female
Run on the Sly 9/5/99 9:59:17 18th overall;3rd female

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100km-Miwok 5/2/98 14:47:35 84th place
Miwok 5/1/99 13:37:20 85th place
Miwok 5/6/00 13:00:19 82nd place
Catalina 2/24/01 12:55:27 25th place

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100mi-Western States 6/27/98 30:38:32 229th place
Western States 6/24/00 29:29:00 195th place
Leadville 8/19/00 29:03:38 138th place
Wasatch 9/9/00 35:03:24 113th place
Vermont 7/20/00 26:38:08 114th place
Vermont 7/21/01 27:20:59 138th place
Old Dominion 6/2/01 27:31:35 68th place

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100mi+-

Previous Badwater Racing:
Previous Badwater Crewing: In 2001, I crewed Barbara Elia for about 50 miles and I paced her for about 29 miles. Through this experience, I learned techniques for taking care of my feet and how to organize the food, drinks, clothing and medical supplies. I also learned that having 3 or 4 crew members/pacers provides for more rested and responsive crew members/ pacers.
Previous Badwater Clinic

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Badwater Prediction:

I anticipate finishing Between 40 and 50 hours. This is based upon finishing a fastpack trip through the 164 mile Tahoe Rim Trail in July of 2001 in 74 hours. The terrain and altitude during the Tahoe Rim Trail combined with the navigation requirements made the pace slower than what I expect my pace to be during Badwater. This plus my previous times during the 100 mile races that I've run leads me to the conclusion that I can run badwater between 40 and 50 hours. Specifically, I would point to my finishing time at Vermont in 2000 which was 26:38:08. During the race, I took 2 naps during the run which totaled about 2 1/2 hours.

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Weird Experience:

The weirdest ultrarunning experience I have endured was running the 164 mile Tahoe Rim Trail this summer and going to work within a couple hours of finishing the run. When I returned home after finishing the run, I tried on several pairs of dress shoes before finding a pair that fit my feet so I could go to work.

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Challenge:

My most challenging ultrarunning experience was the Wasatch 100 Mile Run; the last race of the Grand Slam in 2000. The reason this race was so challenging is because I suffered from food poisoning from the beginning of the run. I threw up during 90 percent of the run. Being unable to keep even water down, I resorted to spraying my mouth and face with water and eating ice cubes in an effort to get some water to trickle into my body and avoid dehydration. This technique worked and I finished the race without being severly dehydrated.

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Why:

I enjoy challenging my body.

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Why badwater:

I want to challenge my body to a different type of ultra run. I really enjoyed my experience this summer in crewing and pacing Barbara Elia. I also have a goal of running Badwater and then embarking on a journey to complete the John Muir Trail within a day of completing the Badwater Run.

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Other Exp.:

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Media:

I'm not sure at this point. I probably will seek to get some publicity if I run the race to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

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More Media:

I don't expect any media to accompany me during the event.

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Charity:

I would like to raise money for the American Cancer Society. A friend of mine, and fellow ultra runner, is battling Cancer. This prevented us from being able to complete the John Muir Trail last year.

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

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