Name: Dave Remington
City: Spokane
State: WA
Country: USA
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Nationality: American
Occupation: Business Executive
Birthday: May 19, 1941
Age: 61
T-Shirt: M
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Number of Years Running: 30 years (first marathon in 1971)
Number of Marathons: 17 (PR 2:58 1983). May not seem like many, but I usually would rather do a long training run (4+ hours) on country roads or on trails than fly to another city to run on roads in a city. 26.2 miles typically, but not always, is not special enough to go to the trouble of travel.

Distances:

50k-Way Too Cool 50K: 2001 (5:31)
Skyline 50K: 1993 (6:04); 1994 (5:29), 1995 (5:17, 4th 50-59)
Silver State 50K: 1995 (7:59 in snow, 3rd Senior)
Climb A Mountain 34.3 Mile: 1997, 1998, 2001 (3rd master)
Quadruple Dipsea: 1995 and 1998
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50mi-American River 50 Mile: 1981 (8:49), 1983 (8:03), 1988 (9:03), 1995 (time?)
California 50 Mile: 1988 (8:11)
Cameron Park 50 Mile: 1995 (8:38, 3rd place, 50-59 Male)
White River 50 Mile National Trail Championship: 2001 (11:48)
Run On The Sly 50 Mile: 1994 (10:28, 1st 50-59)
Gibson Ranch 50: 1995 (time?)
Le Grizz 50 Mile, 1996 (time?) and 1998 (time?)
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100km-Ruth Anderson 100K: 1995 (10:54)
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100mi-Angeles Crest 100 Mile: 1995 (30:45)
Western States 100 Mile: 1978 (28:44), 1980 (22:08, 17th), 1988 (26:19)
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Previous Badwater Racing: None.
Previous Badwater Crewing: None.
Previous Badwater Clinic None.

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Badwater Prediction:

Between 40 and 50 hours, based on the Badwater times of Errol Jones and Barbara Elia, both of whom I know from having run in the same ultras.

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Weird Experience:

Nothing truly weird. Running typically has been great. The only thing that comes close is having fallen asleep about 2 a.m. while walking in the 1978 Western States 100. Awoke what seemed like five to ten minutes later, having covered a fair distance of dirt road, including some turns, while asleep.

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Challenge:

Most challenging was Angeles Crest 100 about 70 miles into it. Had a "bad patch" and the will to continue was in jeopardy. Best advice I have ever received in an ultra came at that time -- "Take it one tree at a time." Revived and stormed (relatively speaking) the finish.

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Why:

I simply love to run, especially when there is a view of nature. Love the views from mountain tops, the feeling of running through forests, and running the terrain in between. Love many nature scenes, whether they be of desert sagebrush and sandy trails, misty blue skies, golden sun burnt hillsides from the setting sun, or dense green forests. Appreciate both macro (e.g., sweeping vistas) and micro (e.g., a small flower) views. Feel most alive when I am padding through the wonder of it all.

Also love challenges. If someone says it can't be done, I become more interested.

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Why badwater:

Made the mistake of buying the "Running on the Sun" tape, and fell in love with the race. The desert scenes were spectacular, and the test of human will and endurance moving. It is one of the sort of things I live for.

Also vacationed in Death Valley many years ago as a child, and would love to see the area again and experience it as only can be done by running through it. DId a lot of vacationing in desert territory with my patents.

Last, have climbed Mt. Whitney by a couple of routes and have otherwise camped and hiked on the flanks (including snow camping). Like the feel and majesty of the area.

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Other Exp.:

Hawaiian Ironman Triathlon: 2/82 (16:19) and 10/82 (13:55)
Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon: 1981 (time?)
Mountain Man Winter Triathlon (Colorado: cross-country skiing, snow shoe, 12 miles ice skating): 1991 (time?), 1992 (6:14, 2nd 50+)
River of No Return Pentathlon: two years - two person team; one year - solo (swim, 10 mile canoe, portage, bike, run) (time?)
About 10 other triathlons (unlike some, am not "religious" about keeping a record of the various triathlons and ultras I have done -- increasingly as the years have passed I do them and move on as most of the enjoyment has come during and immediately after the events).

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Media:

No.

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More Media:

No, at least not planned at this time.

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Charity:

It may. There are a number of opportunities given my activities, the charitable activities of the company I work for, and the charitable activities of close friends. Two of the opportunities involve assisting in bringing a science center for children to Spokane and estalishing a children's hospital in Spokane.

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

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