Name: Roger Klein
City: Hassel
Country: Luxembourg - Europe

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Nationality: Luxembourg
Occupation: employee P&T Luxembourg
Birthday: 16.06.1946
Age: 57
T-Shirt: Large
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Number of Years Running: 17
Number of Marathons and 50k's: 36

Qualifying Standard(s) I Meet-
#1
1999 100km Mulhouse (France), time 10:28:10, ranking 28/75
2000 Grand Raid Ile de la Reunion 125km, 8000m +/-, time 35:54:04, ranking 740/2124
2001 Jordan Desert Cup 168km, 4000m +/-, time 35:40:27, ranking 50/229
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50 mile races-24 marathon's and the following races >42,195

1996
5 hours Rosport (L) - 50km, ranking 12
Course du Verdon (F) 125km 6000m+/-, 3 stages, time 14:51:40, ranking 35/80

1999
5 hours Mondorf (L) - 51,850km, ranking 8

2000
6 hours Stein (NL) - 56.944km, ranking 126
5 hours Mondorf (L) - 54.9 km, ranking 6

2001
6 hours Stein (NL) - 61.527km, ranking 96
5 hours Mondorf (L) - 56.4, ranking 8
Suisse Alpine Marathon 78km 2320m +/-, time 10:06:30, ranking 512/798

2002
Verdon Trail Adventure (F) 150km 6000m +/-, 4 stages, time 23:56:19, ranking 85/274
Olne-Spa-Olne (B) 64km 1750m +/-, time 7:16:40, ranking 129/230
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100km races-

1999 100km Mulhouse (France), time 10:28:10, ranking 28/75

2000 Grand Raid Ile de la Reunion 125km, 8000m +/-, time 35:54:04, ranking 740/2124. It's a non-stop race across the island, starting in the south of the island at sea level 0 m, running over 5 mountains >2000m, and finishing in the north of the island at sea level 0m (max. time 60 hours)
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100mi races-

2001 Jordan Desert Cup 168km, 4000m +/-, time 35:40:27, ranking 50/229. The Jordan Desert Cup is a non-stop race in the desert of Jordan and self-sufficiency in food. (max time 62 hours)
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100mi+ races-/

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

Between 50 and 60 hours
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My Weirdest Experience:

2001 Jordan Desert Cup. It was my first expirience with the desert. The first 104 km was only sand as underground, the rest of 64 km was in the mountains with stones, dust and heat and I was happy to finish this wonderful race without (only two big blisters) a major problem.
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My Most Challenging Race Experience:

2000 Grand Raid de l'Ile de la Reunion 125 km 8000m +/-. This was my first real ultra-race in a marvelous landscape. The race was a technical very hard expirience and I finished him without any infraction or wound.
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Why I Run Ultras:

At my age it's very hard to improve the chrono's. Now I run more slowly, but longer in free nature
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Why I want a slot on the start line of the 2003 Badwater Ultramarathon:

I think it's the TOP of the ultra-races. To finish the Badwaterultra must be the highlight in a runners life.
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My Other Ultrasport Experience:
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Media that I will represent or write for:

For the moment I don't know it yet
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Media that will cover my experience in this race:

For the moment I don't know it yet
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The Charity that I will represent and raise funds for is:

2003 is the year of handicap in Luxembourg. I try to organize something with this association.
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Do I speak English?: yes
Does my crew speak English?: yes
Will I hike Mt. Whitney after the race?: no
Do I know that I need a Permit to hike on Mt. Whitney?: yes
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Here is my athletic resume: Participation at 184 races between 1985 and 2002 from 10 to 168 km best times
10 km 0:37:45 1996
15 km 0:58:27 1994
half-marathon 1:24:56 1995
marathon 3:05:10 1995
50 km 4:50:37 2001
100 km 10:28:00 1999
5 hrs 56,4 km 2001
6 hrs 61,526 km 2001

I started at marathon's in Luxembourg, Belgium, France, Germany, Netherland, Italy and Switzerland