Name: Manoel de Jesus Mendes
City: Brasília
Country: Brazil

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Nationality: Brazilian
Occupation: Triathlete
Birthday: 07/04/1960
Age: 42
T-Shirt: Medium
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Number of Years Running: 20
Number of Marathons: 32

Distances:

50k-
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50mi-1998 - Ultraman World Championship - Kona, Hawaii - 8h35 - 16th place.
2001 - Ultraman World Championship - Kona, Hawaii - 9h20 - 11th place.

Ultraman World Championship distances:
Swimming - 6.2 miles
Cycling - 261,4 miles
Running - 52,4 miles
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100km-
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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:

Under 40 hours. I ran 84km in the Ultraman World Championships in 9h20 in 2001. Therefore, I believe I am ready to run 216km in under 40 hours now, despite the extremely difficult route.

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Weird Experience:

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Challenge:

Ultraman World Championships in Hawaii, 1998 and 2001. This was the most challenging ultrarunning experience for me because it is the biggest test of surpassing my physical and psychological limits that I have ever undergone

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Why:

Because I believe that limits exist to be surpassed, and being able to surpass the limits of my body and mind has become my main objective in life. I put my entire soul into running ultras.

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Why badwater:

Because this is the event in which I always wanted to participate, and now I feel I am ready to face this enormous challenge and fulfill this dream.

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Other Exp.:

Manoel de Jesus Mendes is a full-time athlete, employed and fully sponsored by Brasil Telecom, as is Sergio Cordeiro. Manoel and Sergio have been trained together, by the same person (Lauter Nogueira), since June of 2001, and they will also be trained together for Badwater, provided they are both accepted. Manoel has the same physical conditions as Sergio Cordeiro, according to their renowned coach, Lauter Nogueira.

Manoel has been a runner for the last 20 years, and during his trainings he has been running for the last 2 years an average of 200km per week, out of which 55km on a daily basis. He will run the 159km race that will take place in Santa Catarina island (in Brazil) on April 20, 2002. Manoel has already participated in this ultra race in 1999, with a finishing time of 17h12.

Manoel's finishing times for the Ironman's:
Ironman Germany - July 1996 - 11h55
Ironman New Zealand - March 1997 - 10h27
Ironman Australia - April 1997 - 11h15
Ironman Porto Seguro, Bahia (Brazil)- May 1997 - 10h28
Ironman Hawaii - October 1997 - 11h50
Ironman Porto Seguro, Bahia (Brazil) - May 1998 - 10h37
Volta à Ilha de Florianópolis Race, Santa Catarina (Brazil) - April 1999 - 17h12

Ultraman World Championship in Hawaii, 1998 - 30h30 (details specified above).
Ultraman World Championship in Hawaii, 2001 - 28h03 (details specified above).

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Media:

No, I will not.

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More Media:

Yes, TV (Rede Globo - Brazil).

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Charity:

No, it will not.

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

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