Name: Lisa R. Smith Batchen
City: Victor
State: Idaho
Country: USA
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Nationality: American
Occupation: Teacher/Coach/Therapist
Birthday: 9-16-60
Age: 41
T-Shirt: Med.
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Number of Years Running: 22
Number of Marathons: 103

Distances:

50k-I have never run a 50k
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50mi-Long Island 50.3 times. 1998.2nd place. 6:50, 1999 1st place 6:52, 2000, 1st place 6;42.Race in Long Island NY.

JFK 50 2001 10th place, 8:56.
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100km-GNC National 100k. Pittsburgh PA. 7th place. 8:43.
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100mi-Vermont 100, 1998, 2nd place 18:16
Old Domionion 100 2nd place..19:02
Himalayan 100, India, 2nd place.
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100mi+-Marathon des Sables, Sahara Desert. 1998 4th place. 1999 1st place.

5 Badwaters..best time of 37:01. 1st place.

Previous Badwater Racing: The truth is, I dont keep records of my races. Im not one to do this. I remember the best times and the best races I have but as far as always remembering the times i dont keep these. The memories are in my heart. I know I have finished the Badwater course 5 times. Once i had a DQ but came back after 8 hours off the course and still would have finished in the time allowed. My best time on the course is 37:01, I was the first women and when i did the race with my husband Jay our time was 43:23.
Previous Badwater Crewing: My course experience is doing the race itself 5 times and then doing it 4 times with Marshall Ulrich last year!! I can tell you i know the course every direction.
Previous Badwater Clinic I have never been able to go to the clinics but i think everyone should.

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Badwater Prediction:

I would like to run between 40-50 hours this year. My goal will be to get to the finish in the 48 hours. Im running Vermont 100 on July 20th. I dont think my legs are going to be moving to fast!!! I feel that if i walk and run the course the way i know how that i can and will be under 48 hours.

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Weird Experience:

Marathon des sables. The first year I did the race I got bitten by a scorpian on the 6th day. I got so sick and had a high fever. The last day of the race was 9 miles. I finished the 9 miles in 3 hours and I dont remember running much of it. I was burning with fever and it was about 110 degrees.

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Challenge:

Badwater 2000 with my husband Jay. It was very hard to try and stay with someone, we never felt the same at the same time. The air was black and full of smoke from the fires all over Calif. I suffer from asthma and had a very had time.

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Why:

I run ultras for the courses and for the wonderful people that i meet along the way. I also love to push myself to limits that feel new to me.

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Why badwater:

I want to do the Badwater race again because its a race that draws you back time and time again. The desert feels like home to me. I love this course, for its challenge and to see how hot it can really get. The hotter the better!

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Other Exp.:

I have done 7 Hawaii Ironmans
3 Eco-Challenege
2 Raid-Galoises
2 ESPN X Games
I love to climb mountains,snowshoe,cross country ski and now skate ski.

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Media:

No I will not.

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More Media:

I dont have any at this point, but we are working on it.

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Charity:

Yes. I race to raise money for the starving children of the world. Last year with Marshall Ulrich we raised $60,000. Every 3-5 seconds a child dies of starvation, this makes me sick. The money goes to The Religious Teachers Filippini.

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

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