03eliaName: Barbara A. Elia
City: Modesto
State: CA
Country: USA
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Nationality: American
Occupation: Teacher
Birthday: 10-02-44
Age: 58
T-Shirt: Medium
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Number of Years Running: 24
Number of Marathons and 50k's: 150

Qualifying Standard(s) I Meet-
10 Western States, 1988, 1990, 1992-1999 - 27:06-29:36
Vermont 100 1991 - 23:10, 1993 - 27:45
Leadville 100 - 28:34
Wasatch 100 - 34:06
Angeles Crest 100 - 4 X - 28:06-3l:25
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50 mile races-
American River 13X - 8:54-11:30
Quicksilver 2002 - ll:30
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100km races-
Mi-Wok 1994-1998 - 14:09-16:30 - CA
Ruth Anderson 1991-2002 - 1l:30-12:34 - CA
Helen Klein 1996 - 10:25 - CA
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100mi races-
10 Western States, 1988, 1990, 1992-1999 - 27:06-29:36
Vermont 100 1991 - 23:10, 1993 - 27:45
Leadville 100 - 28:34
Wasatch 100 - 34:06
Angeles Crest 100 - 4 X - 28:06-3l:25
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100mi+ races-
Cornbelt Running Club 24 hr. 1989 - 105 miles
Gibson Ranch 24 hr. 1993 - 102 miles
Across the Years 48 hr 2002 - 153.6 miles
Badwater 135 2000 - 45:37
Badwater 135 2001 - 45:07
Badwater 135 2002 - 47:37

Previous Badwater Racing Experience:
Badwater 2000 - 45:37 - 3rd woman
Badwater 2001 - 45:07 - 4th woman
Badwater 2002 - 47:37 - 9th woman

Previous Badwater Crewing Experience:

Previous Badwater Clinic Experience: Memorial Day Weekend 2000 - 55 miles, 200l - 72 miles, 2002 - 72 miles
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My Badwater Finishing Prediction:

Between 40 and 50 hours
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My Weirdest Experience:
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My Most Challenging Race Experience:

In 1993, finishing the Grand Slam of Ultrarunning, running 4 plus one other 100 in one year.
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Why I Run Ultras:

For the competition and thrill of running with other crazies! Also, I really enjoy seeing the other states when I travel to races, and meeting other ultrarunners.
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Why I want a slot on the start line of the 2003 Badwater Ultramarathon:

To keep my streak going of finishing 3 times in a row, and buckling again.
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My Other Ultrasport Experience:
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Media that I will represent or write for:

Modesto Bee
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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:

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