55remingtonName: David G. Remington
City: Spokane
State: WA
Country: USA

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Nationality: American
Occupation: Chief Financial Officer
Birthday: May 19, 1941
Age: 62
T-Shirt: Medium
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Number of Years Running: 32
Number of Marathons and 50k's: 39, marathon PR of 2:58

Qualifying Standard(s) I Meet-Qualify under all of #1-#6. Regarding #6, finished Badwater 135 in 2002, with a time of 46:54.
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50 mile races-
American River 50 Mile: 1981 (8:49), 1983 (8:03), 1988 (9:03), 1995 (time?), 2002 (9:52, 5th
place 60-69)
California 50 Mile: 1988 (8:11)
Cameron Park 50 Mile: 1995 (8:38, 3rd place, 50-59 Male)
White River 50 Mile National Trail Championship: 2001 (11:48)
Run On The Sly 50 Mile: 1994 (10:28, 1st 50-59)
Gibson Ranch 50: 1995 (time?)
Le Grizz 50 Mile, 1996 (time?) and 1998 (time?)
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100km races-Ruth Anderson 100K: 1995 (10:54)
Miwok 100K: 2002 (13:26, 4th place 60-69)
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100mi races-
Angeles Crest 100 Mile: 1995 (30:45)
Western States 100 Mile: 1978 (28:44), 1980 (22:08, 17th place), 1988 (26:19)
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100mi+ races-Badwater 135: 2002 (46:54)

Previous Badwater Racing Experience: Badwater 135: 2002 (46:54)

Previous Badwater Crewing Experience: None.

Previous Badwater Clinic Experience: July 4th weekend, 2002. Ran 23 miles first day and 24 miles the second day. Learned a lot about how to stay cool and hydrated, and what drinks caused me to be nauseous and which did not.
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My Badwater Finishing Prediction:

Believe that I can finish just under 40 hours, or slightly over. This is based on the 2002 race, in which I had a "bad patch" at about 45 miles that in retrospect I believe was caused by severe hay fever, in which I lost about 6 hours. My pace otherwise, before and after, was about the same as that of George Biondic and Steve Silver, with whom I had run in the July 4th heat training clinic. They finished in 39:33 and 38:36, respectively. I finished the race feeling very strong, and had the 9th fastest time from Lone Pine to the finish (4:05).
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My Weirdest Experience:

Nothing truly weird. Running typically has been great. The only thing that comes close is having fallen asleep about 2 a.m. while walking in the 1978 Western States 100. Awoke what seemed like five to ten minutes later, having covered a fair distance of dirt road, including some turns, while asleep.
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My Most Challenging Race Experience:

Toss up between the Badwater 135 and Angeles Crest 100. Very different races. Both enjoyable in their own unique ways. Best advice I have ever received in an ultra was received in the Angeles Crest 100 -- "Take it one tree at a time."
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Why I Run Ultras:

I simply love to run, especially when there is a view of nature. Love the views from mountain tops, the feeling of running through forests, and running the terrain in between. Love many nature scenes, whether they be of desert sagebrush and sandy trails, misty blue skies, golden sun burnt hillsides from the setting sun, or dense green forests. Appreciate both macro (e.g., sweeping vistas) and micro (e.g., a small flower) views. Feel most alive when I am padding through the wonder of it all.

Also love challenges. If someone says it can't be done, I become more interested.
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Why I want a slot on the start line of the 2003 Badwater Ultramarathon:

I believe that I can run it a lot faster, so there is unfinished business. Besides, love the scenery and the people.

Vacationed in Death Valley many years ago as a child, and loved experiencing it as only can be done by running through it during the training clinic and race.

Last, have climbed Mt. Whitney by a couple of routes and have otherwise camped and hiked on the flanks. Like the feel and majesty of the area.
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My Other Ultrasport Experience:

Hawaiian Ironman Triathlon: 2/82 (16:19) and 10/82 (13:55)
Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon: 1981 (time?)
Mountain Man Winter Triathlon (Colorado: cross-country skiing, snow shoe, 12 miles ice skating): 1991 (time?), 1992 (6:14, 2nd 50+)
River of No Return Pentathlon: two years - two person team; one year - solo (swim, 10 mile canoe, portage, bike, run) (time?)

About 10 other triathlons (unlike some, am not "religious" about keeping a record of the various triathlons and ultras I have done -- increasingly as the years have passed I do them and move on as most of the enjoyment has come during and immediately after the events).

Also used to do mountain climbing.
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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:

Might raise money, and increase publicity, for either a new children's science center or children's hospital in Spokane.
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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