number04Name: Rudy Afanador
City: Medford
State: New York
Country: USA
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Nationality: American
Occupation: forklift operator
Birthday: 8-23-1958
Age: 44
T-Shirt: large
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Number of Years Running: 12 years
Number of Marathons and 50k's: 75+

Qualifying Standard(s) I Meet-
2002 24 hours nationals champion ship
2001 24 hours nationals champion ship
2001 bad water ultra
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50 mile races-
2002 nifty fifty 50 miles coventry rhode island, 6:20:49 2nd place
2002 long island 50 miles, 7:45 4th plce
2001 metropolitan 50 miles nyc, 6:30 1rst plce
long island 50 miles, 6:36 2nd place
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100km races-
2002 100k champion ship rail to trail tampa FL, 8:06 2nd place
2001 nationals 100k champion ship pitsburgh pa, 8:30 8th place
1997 100k national champion ship pitsburgh pa, 8:30:50 15 place
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100mi races-
2002 umstead 100 miles north carolina, 16:38 3rd place
2000 vertmont 100, 17:45 10th place
2000 western state 100
23:02 23rd place
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100mi+ races-
2002 24 hour national championship, 93 miles
2001 24 hour national champion ship, 151 miles 1rst place
2001 bad water 135, 29:03 2nd place

Previous Badwater Racing Experience: one of the toughes race i ever done and tremendous experience in altitude,footing,heat

Previous Badwater Crewing Experience: none

Previous Badwater Clinic Experience: none

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My Badwater Finishing Prediction:

under 40 hours: not been able to win in 2001
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My Weirdest Experience:

to me it was scarment trail 30k as far as footing that was the most dificult to claim ever the rocks and trees to go over the other side and decend down and jump from rock to rock
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My Most Challenging Race Experience:

the most challenging was bad water do the extreme heat altitude and tereind 2001
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Why I Run Ultras:

because I find more challenging and i feel that i really work out more and relax more mentally and concentrait and also have a peace of mind
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Why I want a slot on the start line of the 2003 Badwater Ultramarathon:

i feel that i could do better than last time and may be win
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My Other Ultrasport Experience:

none
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Media that I will represent or write for:

i guess for any media that wants to cover
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Media that will cover my experience in this race:

no
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The Charity that I will represent and raise funds for is:

none
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Do I speak English?: yes
Does my crew speak English?: yes
Will I hike Mt. Whitney after the race?: no
Do I know that I need a Permit to hike on Mt. Whitney?: yes
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