Name: Louise Cooper
City: West Hills
State: CA
Country: USA

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Nationality: USA
Occupation: Teacher
Birthday: 9-21-53
Age: 49
T-Shirt: Medium
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Number of Years Running: 25
Number of Marathons and 50k's: 75+

Qualifying Standard(s) I Meet-1,2,3,4,5,6,7
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50 mile races-
I have to look them up. The ones I can remember are Catalina, Leona Divide, Smugglers, Lost Boys, Lawyers Run, Camarillo
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100km races-
Catalina 2001 2nd woman
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100mi races-
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100mi+ races-
Badwater 1999 40:14 2nd

Previous Badwater Racing Experience: 1999, 40 hr 14 mins 2nd woman, 13th overall

Previous Badwater Crewing Experience: Memorable and inspiring to participate again, and again

Previous Badwater Clinic Experience: 1999 Memorial Day 1st day Hypernatremia.......need to watch the electrolytes
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My Badwater Finishing Prediction:

Would like to go under 40 hours, but would be happy with a little over, so Between 40 and 50
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My Weirdest Experience:

None really
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My Most Challenging Race Experience:

Southern Traverse in New Zealand after a bout of Leptospirosis left me very weak.
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Why I Run Ultras:

I like pushing the envelope
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Why I want a slot on the start line of the 2003 Badwater Ultramarathon:

To experience the desert, the people, and the race, once again.
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My Other Ultrasport Experience:

All Eco Challenges except Morocco 1995-2002
Raid Gauloises 1995, 1997, 2000, 2002
Extreme Games 1995, 1997
Southern Traverse 2000
Primal Quest 2002
Hawaii Ironman 1982-1987, multiple other tri and biathlons
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Media that I will represent or write for:
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Media that will cover my experience in this race:

Not sure yet
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The Charity that I will represent and raise funds for is:

Jonsson Cancer Center, UCLA: I am a breast cancer survivor and this is where I had all my treatment.
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Do I speak English?: yes
Does my crew speak English?: yes
Will I hike Mt. Whitney after the race?: yes
Do I know that I need a Permit to hike on Mt. Whitney?: yes
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