Name: Greg Minter
City: Los Angeles
State: CA
Country: USA

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Nationality: United States
Occupation: Writer
Birthday: 10/10/60
Age: 41
T-Shirt: Large
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Number of Years Running: 13
Number of Marathons: 24

Distances:

50k-50k--San Juan Trail 1996 Cleveland National Forest, CA 50K 7:21
-Shadow of the Giants 1996 Fish Camp, CA 50K 7:19
-High Desert 1996 Ridgecrest, CA 50K 5:24
-San Juan Trail 1997 Cleveland National Forest, CA 50K 6:55
-Holcomb Valley 1997 Big Bear, CA 50K 6:50
-High Desert 1997 Ridgecrest, CA 50K 5:08
-San Gabriel Mtn. 1998 Angeles National Forest, CA 50K 7:13
-Bulldog Ultrarun 1998 Malibu Canyon, CA 50K 7.48
-Holcomb Valley 1999 Big Bear, CA 50K 7:18
-Bulldog Ultrarun 1999 Malibu Canyon, CA 50K 7:13
-High Desert 50k, 2000, Ridgecrest, CA 50K 6:19:38
-Holcomb Valley 2000, Big Bear, CA 50K 7:28
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50mi-50mi-- American River 50 1996 Auburn, CA 50M DNF@mile 48
- Avalon 50 1997 Catalina Island, CA 50M 10:04:35
- American River 50 1997 Auburn, CA 50M 11:12
- Avalon 50 1998 Catalina Island, CA 50M 10:29:10
- PCT50 1999 Boulder Oaks, CA 33M (called @mile 33 due to forest fire!)
- Avalon 50 2001 Catalina Island, CA 50M 11:54
- Leona Divide 2001 50M 11:33:18
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100km-Hmmm...not sure if this goes here, but:

- San Diego 24Hr, 2000, 83.33 miles
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100mi-- Vermont 1997 Woodstock, VT 100M 27:25:31 125/160 (215 starters)
- Angeles Crest 1999 Wrightwood, CA 100M 32:31:39 88/95 (156 starters)
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100mi+-- Badwater 2001 46:13:32 25th male

Previous Badwater Racing: Badwater 2001 46:13:32 25th male
Previous Badwater Crewing: None.
Previous Badwater Clinic Attended both clinics in 2001...did 55+ miles each weekend (over 2 days)

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Badwater Prediction:

Under-40. This year, I'm shooting for a sub-40 hour finish at Badwater. On my first attempt, which was last year, I was able to finish in just over 46 hours with lots of walking. I was perhaps a little too cautious. Having gained insight into the course, I believe I can break this barrier.

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Weird Experience:

Various hallucinations on day 2 of the Badwater course last year...giant tennis shoes, desks and chairs stacked into a pyre, guillotines, blimps, tigers...it got quite surreal at a few points.

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Challenge:

I'd say it was a toss-up between Badwater and the Angeles Crest 100. They're both difficult, but for different reasons.

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Why:

At this point in my life, I've learned to try to focus on doing only the things that I enjoy. Running ultras is one of those things. The genuine camaraderie of other ultrarunners, the closeness to nature, and the ability to learn more about myself, all make the sport something I love.

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Why badwater:

Badwater is the ultimate. The people around the race, the course's natural beauty, and the truly formidable obstacles all make it the crown jewel of ultrarunning.

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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:

Maybe

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

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