Name: David Goodwin
City: Fresno
State: California
Country: United States of America
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Nationality: U.S.
Occupation: Real Estate Appraiser
Birthday: November 2, 1947
Age: 55
T-Shirt: Large
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Number of Years Running: 12
Number of Marathons and 50k's: 36

Qualifying Standard(s) I Meet-
#1. Nugget 50, 1995, 10:18; American River 50, 1996, 9:34; American River 50, 1997, 9:20; Leona Divide 50, 1997, 10:40; Helen Klein 50, 1998, 9:01; Run on the Sly, 2001, 10:47; American River 50, 2002, 9:40.
#2. Western States 100, 1996, 27:33; Western States 100, 2002, 27:40.
#5. 1999 Paced for Robin Smit for 100 miles of Badwater.
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50 mile races-
Nugget 50, 1995, 10:18, North San Juan, CA
American River 50, 1996, 9:34, Sacramento, CA
American River 50, 1997, 9:20, Sacramento, CA
Leona Divide 50, 1997, 10:40, Leona Valley, CA
Helen Klein 50, 1998, 9:01, Sacramento, CA
Run on the Sly 50, 2001, 10:47, Pollock Pines, CA
American River 50, 2002, 9:40, Sacramento, CA
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100km races-
Mi Wok 100K, 1997, 10:40, Marin Headlands, CA
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100mi races-
Western States 100 1995 27:33;
Western States 100 2002 27:40
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100mi+ races-None

Previous Badwater Racing Experience: None

Previous Badwater Crewing Experience: In 1999 I Paced and crewed for Robin Smit off and on for about 100 miles. I learned that those who participated were the ones "who strive valiantly, who err and come up short agian and again; who know the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spend themselfs in a worthy cause; who, at the best, know in the end the triumph of high achievemment; and who, at the worst, at least fail while daring greatly..." (Theodore Roosevelt)

Previous Badwater Clinic Experience: None
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My Badwater Finishing Prediction:

Based on my recent Running experiences (2002 Western States and current training) I think I could complete Badwater between 40 and 50 hours.
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My Weirdest Experience:

I don't know what you mean by wierd. A most memorable run was a training run in September of 1995 from Yosemite valley to Clouds Rest (10,000 ft) where I met Tracie. Three years later we were married there.
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My Most Challenging Race Experience:

Western States 100 1996 overe hill and dale and through the night - I was hooked on ultras forever. It was the best of times , it was the worst of times. Kind of like agony and ectasy all at once.
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Why I Run Ultras:

Self esteem mostly I think. The beauty of the trails. The clarity of the mind. The accomplishment. The challenge.
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Why I want a slot on the start line of the 2003 Badwater Ultramarathon:

It is the most awesome of runs. To run through Death Valley in July. To run from the lowest to the highest point in continental US. Because I want to experience what I saw in 1999.
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My Other Ultrasport Experience:

I did a mini Triathalon once at Bass Lake, California in 1995 - I was exhausted!!.
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Media that I will represent or write for:

No
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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:

Hadn't planned on it but sounds like a good idea.
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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: What is above is about it. I am not famous or fabulous - just a guy who runs -- and loves it!