Name: Lisa Smith-Batchen
City: victor
State: ID
Country: USA

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Nationality: American
Occupation: Therapist/Coach
Birthday: 09-16-60
Age: 42
T-Shirt: Med
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Number of Years Running: 23
Number of Marathons and 50k's: over 100

Qualifying Standard(s)
I Meet-1-6 qualifying standards:
vermont 100 1998 18:16 2nd place
Old Dominion 100 1999 19:02 2nd place
Old Dominion 100 2002 20:20 1st place
Himalayan 100 1998 2nd place
Marathon Des Sables 1998 4th place
Marathon Des Sables 2000 1st place
Badwater 1995 41:24:31 2nd place
Badwater 1997 37:01 1st place
Badwater 1999 finished the race was got DNF
Badwater 2000 43:23:56 2nd place
Badwater 2002 40:28 4th place
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50 mile races-Long Island 50, Long Island NY 1998 6:50 2nd place
Long isalnd 50, Long Island NY 1999 6:52 1st place
Long Island 50, Long Island NY 2000 6:42 1st place
JFK 50, Maryland 2001 8:56 10th place
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100km races-GNC National Championships Pittsburg, PA 2000 8:43 7th place.
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100mi races-Vermont 100 1998 18:16 2nd place
Old Dominion 100 1999 19:02 2nd place
Old Dominion 100 2002 20:20 1st place
Himalayan 100 1998 2nd place
Leadville 100 2002 26:57 10th place
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100mi+ races-
Marathon Des Sables 1998 4th place
Marathon Des Sables 2000 1st place
Badwater 1995 41:24:31 2nd place
Badwater 1997 37:01 1st place
Badwater 1998 37:33 2nd place
Badwater 2000 43:23:56 2nd place
Badwater 2002 40:28 4th place
Badwater 1999 finished race but got DNF

Previous Badwater Racing Experience:
Badwater 1995 41:24:31 2nd place
Badwater 1997 37:01 1st place
Badwater 1998 37:33 2nd place
Badwater 2000 43:23:56 2nd place
Badwater 2002 40:28 4th place
Badwater 1999 finished race but got DNF

Previous Badwater Crewing Experience: 2001 Head crew for Marshall Ulrichs Quad! I think I did close to 400 miles with him.

Previous Badwater Clinic Experience: None but I think everyone should go!

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My Badwater Finishing Prediction:

Between 40 and 50 hours. I wont be going to hard due to doing Vermont 100 just days before.
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My Weirdest Experience:

Marathon Des Sables 1998. Getting bit by a scorpion on the 2nd to last day. I was very sick and dont remember much about running the last day.
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My Most Challenging Race Experience:

Leadville 100 2002. Just moving to the mountains gave me a good idea what it would be like. The climbs were tougher than I thought they would be. This year I will be better prepared!
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Why I Run Ultras:

I love to challege my mind, body and spirit.
The people you meet along the way and the beauty of each course.I also raise money for a wonderful organization that takes care of children.
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Why I want a slot on the start line of the 2003 Badwater Ultramarathon:

This would be my 7th time finishing the course.
I want to go for 10 of them.
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My Other Ultrasport Experience:

I have done The Eco Challenge, Raid and ESPN games.
I have done 8 Ironmans and many other triathlons.
I have not kept the dates, times and places for these events.
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Media that I will represent or write for:

I'm working on trying to get Media for the event.
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Media that will cover my experience in this race:

Don't know at this time.
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The Charity that I will represent and raise funds for is:

I have raised money for the last 6 years for the same organization and will continue to do so. I hope every runner will pick something close to there heart and raise money. The organization I run for is The Religious Teachers Filippini. These are nuns that bulid schools and feed the starving children around the world. 100% of your donation goes right to the children.
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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