67frost Name: Chris Frost
City: Malibu
State: CA
Country: USA
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nationality: United States
Occupation: Real Estate
Birthday: 4-10-51
Age: 52
T-Shirt: Large
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Number of Years Running: 25
Number of Marathons and 50k's: 25+

Distances:

Qualifying Standard(s) I Meet-#6 - 2002 Sun Precautions Badwater Ultramarathon 43:14:56, 17th overall, 13th male
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
50 mile races-Bishop High Sierra 50 miler 5-18-02 1st in age class, 8th (tie) overall

River Run, Parker Arizona, July 1998,1999,2000

These were club races and everyone kept their own times. These were summer desert conditions. The River Run was a club race that traditionally has been done in July or August. I have logged thousand of miles in this part of the desert. Much of it has been in the summer and I plan to follow this same pattern for this years training.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
100km races-
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
100mi races-
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
100mi+ races-2002 Sun Precautions Badwater UltraMarathon

Previous Badwater Racing Experience: 2002 43:14:56 17th overall, 13th male
Previous Badwater Crewing Experience:
Previous Badwater Clinic Experience: 2002, 60+ miles Learned a great deal from the other runners, especially the veterans. Also learned that just about everyone who attends the clinics has finished. Ben and Denise were great and true ambassadores of the race.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
My Badwater Finishing Prediction:

Under 40 hours: Last year I went 43:14:56 and had to contend with smoke from the Sierra fire and also my own inexperience. This year I would like to put what I have learned into action and see if I can get down to the 35-37 hour range.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
My Weirdest Experience:

2002 Badwater...Reaching the top of Townes Pass about Midnight with David Lazeby, a fireman from England,
and seeing the lights of the crew cars stretched out across Panamint Valley. That along with a crystal
clear night and full moon really made it feel surrealistic.
Also the next morning...having a fighter jet come straight up out of the canyon next to me and literally
rearranging my senses.

Lastly....sitting at the finish line with a blanket and a Pepsi at 5:30 in the morning and watching Curt
Maples run across the finish line with an American flag and a huge sword and in the background the sun
coming up in a red ball, made so by the fire.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
My Most Challenging Race Experience:

2002 Badwater....because it is the most challenging ultra there is. It has the distance coupled with the heat. It was awesome.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Why I Run Ultras:
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Why I want a slot on the start line of the 2003 Badwater Ultramarathon:

I love this race. It has everything to challenge you. It has great competitors and is well run. Finishing has a profound effrect on your life. I want to experience that finish line again.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
My Other Ultrasport Experience:

100+ triathlons, starting in 1982. All distances including Ironman, Half Ironman and Olympic distance.

Ironman Hawaii 1988 11:06
Ironman Hawaii 1989 10:39
Ironman Hawaii 1991 12:06

"78" Ironman Revisited 2002 13+ hours 9th overall

California Challenge 1987 approx. 10:00, 150 miles, 2nd place

Catalina Water Ski Race 62 miles 4 time finisher
100+ water ski races

Bridge To Bridge Race, Sydney Australia, 75 miles
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Media that I will represent or write for:

no
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Media that will cover my experience in this race:

maybe
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
The Charity that I will represent and raise funds for is:

Challenged Athletes Foundation
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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