47lundellName: Don Lundell
City: Boulder Creek
State: CA
Country: USA
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Nationality: USA
Occupation: software engineer
Birthday: 3/1/62
Age: 41
T-Shirt: XL
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Number of Years Running: 5
Number of Marathons and 50k's: 82

Qualifying Standard(s) I Meet-
#1:
American River 50, 4/1/00, 10:18:21
Coyote Four Play (day 1), 3/16/01, 10:37:00
American River 50, 4/6/02, 10:17:59
Mount Diablo 50M, 4/13/02, 14:49:02

#2:
Vermont Trail 100, 7/21/01, 27:26:13
Leadville Trail 100, 8/18/01, 29:32:32
Wasatch Front 100, 9/22/01, 33:52:39
Western States 100, 6/29/02, 29:04:20
Rio del Lago 100, 9/14/02, 29:09:09
Angel Island 100, 12/31/02, 29:30:40
Across the Years 24hr track run, 12/31/00, 101.4M
Across the Years 24hr track run, 12/31/01, 108.7M
Badwater Ultra, 7/23/02, 55:07:23

#5: Both heat-training clinic in 2002

#6: Finished Badwater in 2002.
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50 mile races-
American River 50, 4/1/00, 10:18:21
Coyote Four Play (day 1), 3/16/01, 10:37:00
American River 50, 4/6/02, 10:17:59
Mount Diablo 50M, 4/13/02, 14:49:02
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100km races-
Ruth Anderson 100K, 4/22/00, 11:24:56
Miwok 100K, 5/6/00, 14:09:12
Catalina 100K, 2/24/01, 14:53:00
Miwok 100K, 5/5/01, 14:03:40
Miwok 100K, 5/4/02, 15:19:46
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100mi races-
Rocky Racoon Trail 100, 2/3/01, 27:05:05
Western States 100, 6/23/01, 28:59:55
Vermont Trail 100, 7/21/01, 27:26:13
Leadville Trail 100, 8/18/01, 29:32:32
Wasatch Front 100, 9/22/01, 33:52:39
Western States 100, 6/29/02, 29:04:20
Rio del Lago 100, 9/14/02, 29:09:09
Angel Island 100, 12/31/02, 29:30:40
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100mi+ races
-Across the Years 24hr track run, 12/31/00, 101.4M
Across the Years 24hr track run, 12/31/01, 108.7M
Badwater Ultra, 7/23/02, 55:07:23

Previous Badwater Racing Experience: 2001, 55:07:23, 40th place.

Previous Badwater Crewing Experience: N/A

Previous Badwater Clinic Experience: MD clinic, 2002 (42 + 19 miles); July 4th clinic, 2002 (misc miles). Learned Denise's taping technique - invaluable; also, went with my crew the 2nd time - also invaluable.
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My Badwater Finishing Prediction:

Between 40 and 50 hours. (I was on 43 hour pace until I lost my mind at Darwin - won't let that happen again :-)
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My Weirdest Experience:

At night, past mile 90 in Badwater, 2002 - I thought I was at the beach.
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My Most Challenging Race Experience:

Grand Slam, 2001. Finishing these 4 events together, not having done any of them before was a great adventure. It was especially challenging after having broken my arm badly while hang gliding at the end of March.
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Why I Run Ultras:

I love the people & camaraderie, the personal challenge, the tranquility of being out on the trails. Also it allows me to eat whatever I want :-)
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Why I want a slot on the start line of the 2003 Badwater Ultramarathon:

1. I'd like to run the race with Gillian Robinson and see her finish (she is also planning to run the race)

2. I adore Death Valley - especially after having run Badwater.

3. Gotta get that buckle!
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My Other Ultrasport Experience:

N/A
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Media that I will represent or write for:

Not that I know of at this point.
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Media that will cover my experience in this race:

Ditto.
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The Charity that I will represent and raise funds for is:

Ditto.
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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: http://www.dclundell.net/running/running_log.html