Name: Daniel J. Martin
City: Boulder Creek
State: California
Country: USA

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Nationality: United States
Occupation: Carpenter
Birthday: 2-25-48
Age: 55
T-Shirt: x-Large
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Number of Years Running: 25+
Number of Marathons and 50k's: 30

Distances:

Qualifying Standard(s) I Meet-
I meet #2: Western states 100
1997-22:07
1999-23:14
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50 mile races-
American River 50mi:1982,1983,1984,1997-7:54,
2000-8:54,2002-8:27
Helen Klein 50mi:2001-7:56
Jed Smith 50mi:1991-8:01,1997-7:03,1982-8:30+ or -,
1984-8:30+ or -
California 50mi:1996-8:30+
Run On the Sly 50mi:1995-8:23
Skyline to the Sea 50mi:1995?-8:03
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100km races-
Ruth Anderson 100k:1993-10:00,1997-9:30
Gibson Ranch Multi-Day Classic 100k:1992
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100mi races-Western States 100mi:1981-23:47
1982-21:34
1984-dnf
1991-23:56
1992-23:29
1993-23:27
1994-23:14
1996-23:23
1997-22:07
1998-dnf
1999-23:14
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100mi+ races- none

Previous Badwater Racing Experience: Previous Badwater racing experience: none
Previous Badwater Crewing Experience: none
Previous Badwater Clinic Experience: none
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My Badwater Finishing Prediction:

My Badwater finishing prediction I anticipate to be under 40 hours.I feel doing 25's and 5's I can average five miles an hour.
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My Weirdest Experience:

There are a few I recall...I've had a mountain lion cross my path at entering Duncan Canyon aid station During Western States Race...Looking up and seeing "Elvira" at Devils Thumb Standing there with a 12 Pack in hand!...then there was the "Devil" in the dark of night, 90 mile into the race at Brown's Bar,pitch fork in hand...he says "This is HELL and it"s 10 miles to HEAVEN"!! So well said!!
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My Most Challenging Race Experience:

My first Western States 100 race was my most challenging due to the lack of experience in ultra racing.
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Why I Run Ultras:

I think that I run ultras because I'm wired wrong!
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Why I want a slot on the start line of the 2003 Badwater Ultramarathon:

The intense heat is my ball game. The road isn't, but Badwater is one of the most challenging races around and I'd love to be part of it!
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My Other Ultrasport Experience:

I like to ride my road bike for pleasure and for training between my traing runs.No comp though.
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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:

The challenged Athletes Foundation sounds good!
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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