21doppelmayrName: Michael M. Doppelmayr
City: Hallein
Country: Austria / Europe
Nationality: Austria

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Occupation: Scientist
Birthday: 12. jun.1961
Age: 42
T-Shirt: medium
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Number of Years Running: 12
Number of Marathons and 50k's: 25

Qualifying Standard I Meet-
#6, Badwater Ultramarathon 2002,
38 Doppelmayr Michael 21 M 40 Austria 54:11:53
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50 mile races-Marathon des Sables, 235 km in 6 stages,
Moroccan desert - sahara; 1999;
total time 56:31
place 457 out of approx 600
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100km races-
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100mi races-
2 times desert-Cup with 106 miles are mentionned here because this is only slightly more than 100mi

1: Desert-Cup 2000: 170 km = 106 mi. non stop from Wadi-rum to perta (jordania): total time 55.37 place 117 out of 140.

2: Desert-Cup 2001: 170 km = 106 mi. non stop from Wadi-rum to perta (jordania): total time 41:28 place 94 out of 160.
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100mi+ races-
Badwater Ultramarathon 2002,
38 Doppelmayr Michael 21 M 40 Austria 54:11:53
place 38 of male participants

Previous Badwater Racing Experience:
Badwater Ultramarathon 2002,
38 Doppelmayr Michael 21 M 40 Austria 54:11:53

Previous Badwater Crewing Experience:
Previous Badwater Clinic Experience:
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My Badwater Finishing Prediction:

Between 40 and 50 hours:
I finished last year with 54 hours although we had several problems, both with the car and more dramatic with blisters and heat. I have a much more sophisticated plan for training (including heat training) and we have a lot more of experience that allows us to finish in a much better time compared to last year.
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My Weirdest Experience:

The Marathon des Sables 1999: I had no experinece, neiter in desert-running nor in long distance running. I had problems in every possible way: blisters, heat problems, wrong food, backpack-broblems, dehydration, i was not trained properly - but i finished. Nevertheless i have leared much and have increased my personal fitness and my knowledge about desert and long distance runs in the meantime. Additionally 1999 was the first and only time i made a desert race without proper preparation and i learned not to do this again (i mean not correctly ptrepared). The other thing i have learned was the beauty of nature in deserts.
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My Most Challenging Race Experience:

without any additional comment: BADWATER 2002
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Why I Run Ultras:

I run long-distance runs primarily in the desert or in rural landsapes. it is the nature, and the personal feelings you experience. being out (in the desert or on the road) for a long time leads to a specific flow-experimence. not necessarily hallucinations but you can see how the priorities of everyday-life change. Although it is a competition time looses its importance.
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Why I want a slot on the start line of the 2003 Badwater Ultramarathon:

Several reasons in arbitrary order:

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My Other Ultrasport Experience:

I like to hike through the austrian mountains btw. an excellent training
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Media that I will represent or write for:

I will try to find a german-speaking running-journal for a report of my particiaption and of course i will publish the scientific data in a (scienific) journal
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Media that will cover my experience in this race:

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

no
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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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Here is my athletic resume: never, never, never - give up