24merienneName: Jean Jacques Merienne
City: Chamiers
State: France
Country: France
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Nationality: Fran├žaise France
Occupation: director of supermarket
Birthday: 1953 03 29
Age: 50 years
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Number of Years Running: 16
Number of Marathons and 50k's: 20+

Distances:

Qualifying Standard I Meet- # 6 and others
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50 mile races-Daglan 50km France 4h 28m 20; 1991 Daglan 1992 1993 1994 1995; Lalinde France 52 km 1993 5h 14m ;Lalinde France 2001 52 km 5h 08m
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100km races-Many !!!! 100km Migennes France 1990 9h 29m 06;100km Millau France 1990 9h 54m 35 ;Faenza 1991 Italie 11h 01m 01;Belves France 1992 1995 1996 ;1991 10h 38m 27.Maubourguet France 1994 10h 00m 01:Chavailles en Paillers 1996 9h 34m 44 .and many others
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100mi races-Telethon France 2 runners, 400km ,36hours and 5000 dollards for kids .Marathon des sables 1988 240km,6 days ,21h 43m .30em ;
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100mi+ races-Spartathlon Grece 1996 250km,33h 34m .24em .Spartathlon Grece 1997 33h 24m ;33em .Spartathlon Grece 1998 33h 44m ,34em .Sakura Michi Japon 2001,250km 33h 25m .Badwater 1999 ,135 miles 49h 45m 27em.Badwater 2002 135 miles 51 h ,42em .

Previous Badwater Racing Experience: Badwater 1999 ,49h 45 27em.Badwater 2002 ,51h 42em .
Previous Badwater Crewing Experience: no
Previous Badwater Clinic Experience: no because in France

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My Badwater Finishing Prediction:

Between 40hours and 50 HOURS BECAUSE This year I have 5 members of my Crew and 2 vehicules .

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My Weirdest Experience:

Spartathlon in Sept 1996 .TOTAL of Participants 240 .Total of finishers 57 .I finish as 24th with 33h 34m.The weather was very hot and conditions were rather hard .during the night when crossing the mountains, I had a lot of hallucinations.
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My Most Challenging Race Experience:

As a member of an association fighting against Leukemia I am traying to inform people that they can save Lives by donating their blood ,their blood platelets or their bone marrows .Also Iam participating in this fight against Leukemia in the memory of one of the greatest French Singers , Michel Fugain, who lost his 22 years old daughter by Leukemia. (See photo below.)
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Why I Run Ultras:

When running the Babwater race ,I will be wearing a tee- shirt explainning this action to the whole world in order to make people aware of this disease and make them help to fight Leukemia .
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Why I want a slot on the start line of the 2003 Badwater Ultramarathon:

Badwater is particularly hard race ,well known all over the world .Therefore, the fight against Leukemia will benefit from the worldwide reputation of Badwater .Furthermore, this will be a new opportunity to share this wonderful and unique experience of babwater,as this race is a unique opportunity of meeting the most phantastic people and experiencing the most astounding landscapes of United States .
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My Other Ultrasport Experience:

In 1993 ,I finish as solitary a 380 km race in Mauritanie ,being selfsufficient on food during 10 days .
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Media that I will represent or write for:

VO2 magazine. Endurance Magazine and probably also coverage by a major French TV station .FRANCE 2 .B
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Media that will cover my experience in this race:

Badwater will also by an opportunity of raisings funds to help the research of the Leukemia disease .
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The Charity that I will represent and raise funds for is:

Badwater is particularly hard race ,well known all over the world .Therefore, the fight against Leukemia will benefit from the worldwide reputation of Badwater .Leukemia 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: This time I would like to participate into the race no longer for myself but for the benefit of the Leukemia association .Therefore I would wear a Tee- Shirt explaining our fight against Leukemia and making thus people aware of this disease.