01ulrichName: Marshall Ulrich
City: Brighton
State: Colorado
Country: USA
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Nationality: USN
Occupation: Businessman
Birthday: July 4, 1951
Age: 52
T-Shirt: Large
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Number of Years Running: 15 years
Number of Marathons and 50k's: well over 100

Distances:

Qualifying Standard(s) I Meet-see resume
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50 mile races-
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100km races-
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100mi races-

  • Record Holder - only person to ever complete the Leadville Trail 100 run/Pikes Peak Marathon combination on the same weekend - total elapsed time 36 hours 34 minutes
  • Record Holder - only person to complete The Leadville Triple Crown - Leadville 100 mile bike, 100 mile run, and 100 mile kayak on consecutive weekends
  • Six 100-mile Races in One Year - first person to complete all 6 American 100 mile trail runs - finishing in the top 10 in 5 of the 6 races
  • Nine Leadville Trail 100 Finishes - including four top 10 finishes, and seven sub-24 hour buckles
  • Five Western States Fishes - all five sub 24-hour buckles
  • 6th Place - Iditafoot 100 mile footrace - Alaska

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100mi+ races-

  • Record Holder - 258 mile Run Across Ohio - 64 hours 09 minutes
  • Record Holder - three time winner of the 310 mile Run Across Colorado - 88 hours 14 minutes
  • Silver Medalist - 24-hour National Championships 1988 and 1990 - over 133 miles and over 142 miles, respectively
  • Former Record Holder - 1992 and 1993 Colorado 24-hour champion and record holder

Previous Badwater Racing Experience: 10 Badwater ultra finishes: 15 total times across Death Valley:

  • Record Holder - running across Death Valley, from Badwater (minus 282 feet) to the top of Mount Whitney (14,496 feet) covering 146 miles in over 120 degree heat in 33 hours 54 minutes
  • Former Record Holder - four time winner of the Badwater 146 desert race - 26 hours 18 minutes
  • Record - ten time finisher Badwater 146
  • Record Holder - 133 mile south to north summer crossing of Death Valley Monument - 28 hours 01 minutes
  • Record Holder - and only person to finish a self-contained, unaided, solo run pulling a 220-pound cart 146 miles from Badwater to the top of Mt. Whitney (19,000 feet elevation gain) - 77 hours 46 minutes
  • Record Holder - first to complete Badwater Double, Triple, and Quad - 584 miles from Badwater to the top of Whitney and back again, twice - over 10 days

Previous Badwater Crewing Experience: Crewed for Denise Jones
Previous Badwater Clinic Experience:
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My Badwater Finishing Prediction:

under 40 hours
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My Weirdest Experience:

Death Valley Solo--lots of hallucinations
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My Most Challenging Race Experience:

Death Valley Quad--it was a very painful experience as I was injured for the last 270 miles.
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WhyI Run Ultras:

It teaches gratitude.
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Why I want a slot on the start line of the 2003 Badwater Ultramarathon:

Because it's there and I still can, but more importantly, to raise money for starving children.
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My Other Ultrasport Experience:

9 Eco Challenges
3 Raid Gauloises
Successful ascent of Denali and Badwater in same Year
Furnace Creek 508 and Badwater in same Year

MOUNTAINEERING AND HIGH ALTITUDE ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Denali/Mt. McKinley - Successful summit for entire Stray Dogs team, 20,320-feet (highest point in North America), June 2002 - Alaska, USA
  • Himalayas - Raid Gauloises 2000, including biking at trekking at 17,000 feet - Nepal
  • Mount Tronador - Summit 11,722 feet as part of multi-day 1999 Eco Challenge - Chile
  • Mt. Whitney - Reached summit 12 times, 14,494 feet (highest point in continental US), all completed after finishing Badwater 146 race across Death Valley - California, USA
  • Colorado 14-ers - over 100 training runs over 14,000 feet - Colorado, USA

BICYCLING ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Finisher - Furnace Creek 508 bicycle race through Death Valley - 38 hours 31 minutes
  • Finisher - two-time finisher of the Leadville 100 Trail Ride - 11 hours 12 minutes, and 11 hours 56 minute

EXPEDITION RACING ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • 2002 Eco Challenge - 17th place
  • 2002 Raid Gauloises participant - Vietnam
  • 2001 Eco Challenge 6th place American team, 18th place overall - New Zealand
  • 2001 Expedition BVI Team DuPont Challenged Athlete (leg amputee) - British Virgin Islands
  • 2000 Eco Challenge 4th place American team, 12th place overall - Borneo
  • 2000 Raid Gauloises highest all American team finish ever, 7th place overall - Himalayas
  • 2000 Adrenaline Rush all male 3-man team 1st place, 2nd place overall - Ireland
  • 1999 Eco Challenge 6th place American team, 19th place overall- Argentina/Chile
  • 1998 Eco Challenge 4th place American team, 10th place overall - Morocco
  • 1997 Eco Challenge 26th place overall - Australia
  • 1997 Raid Gauloises 1st place all American team, 13th place overall - Africa
  • 1996 Eco Challenge participant - Canada
  • 1996 Extreme Games participant - Mexico
  • 1995 Eco Challenge unranked finisher - Utah
  • 1995 Eco Challenge/ESPN Extreme Games top ranked American team, 2nd place overall - Maine

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Media that I will represent or write for:

Probably not.
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Media that will cover my experience in this race:

Probably—a freelance writer will be writing an article on me as I am attempting to complete in 2003:

10 Eco Challenges, 10 Leadville 100's, and last year I completed my 10th Badwater
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The Charity that I will represent and raise funds for is:

Yes, Starving children. I have ran for this organization the past two years and will do so this year again.

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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:

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Raced and won or placed in the top 3 of 34 events throughout the world during 13-year ultra and adventure racing career.
  • Obtained media coverage, including highlights of my team and/or my participation, from the following media: Today Show, National Geographic, Outdoor Life Network, ESPN, Dateline NBC, Discovery Channel, ABC Wide World of Sports, and Real TV; Outside Magazine and Trail Runner.
  • Excel on longer (over 100miles) tougher (extreme heat, cold, high altitude, multi-day) events.
  • Holder of every crossing record in Death Valley from Badwater to Whitney: single, double, triple, quaduraple, and south to north crossing. A record 15 times across Death Valley.
  • Raised over $170,000.00 for various charities throughout my racing career.
  • Completed over 104 ultra and expedition races, averaging over 100 miles each.
  • A founder of Stray Dogs Adventure Racing Team, which has competed in over 12 Eco Challenge, Raid Gauloises, and other ultra and adventure races, as well as mountaineering expeditions.

RUNNING ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Record Holder - running across Death Valley, from Badwater (minus 282 feet) to the top of Mount Whitney (14,496 feet) covering 146 miles in over 120 degree heat in 33 hours 54 minutes
  • Former Record Holder - four time winner of the Badwater 146 desert race - 26 hours 18 minutes
  • Record - ten time finisher Badwater 146
  • Record Holder - 133 mile south to north summer crossing of Death Valley Monument - 28 hours 01 minutes
  • Record Holder - and only person to finish a self-contained, unaided, solo run pulling a 220-pound cart 146 miles from Badwater to the top of Mt. Whitney (19,000 feet elevation gain) - 77 hours 46 minutes
  • Record Holder - first to complete Badwater Double, Triple, and Quad - 584 miles from Badwater to the top of Whitney and back again, twice - over 10 days
  • Record Holder - 258 mile Run Across Ohio - 64 hours 09 minutes
  • Record Holder - three time winner of the 310 mile Run Across Colorado - 88 hours 14 minutes
  • Former Record Holder - first to complete the Death Valley Cup finishing the Badwater 146 in 33 hours 01 minutes plus the Furnace Creek 508 (508 mile bike ride through Death Valley) in 38 hours 31 minutes) in the same calendar year - total record time 71 hours and 32 minutes
  • Record Holder - only person to ever complete the Leadville Trail 100 run/Pikes Peak Marathon combination on the same weekend - total elapsed time 36 hours 34 minutes
  • Record Holder - only person to complete The Leadville Triple Crown - Leadville 100 mile bike, 100 mile run, and 100 mile kayak on consecutive weekends
  • Six 100-mile Races in One Year - first person to complete all 6 American 100 mile trail runs - finishing in the top 10 in 5 of the 6 races
  • Silver Medalist - 24-hour National Championships 1988 and 1990 - over 133 miles and over 142 miles, respectively
  • Former Record Holder - 1992 and 1993 Colorado 24-hour champion and record holder
  • Nine Leadville Trail 100 Finishes - including four top 10 finishes, and seven sub-24 hour buckles
  • Five Western States Fishes - all five sub 24-hour buckles
  • 4th Place American - Marathon Des Salbes - Africa
  • 6th Place - Iditafoot 100 mile footrace - Alaska

PERSONAL RUNNING BESTS

  • 48 hours - 202 miles
  • 24 hours - 142 miles
  • 100 miles - 15:28
  • 50 miles - 6:19

MOUNTAINEERING AND HIGH ALTITUDE ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Denali/Mt. McKinley - Successful summit for entire Stray Dogs team, 20,320-feet (highest point in North America), June 2002 - Alaska, USA
  • Himalayas - Raid Gauloises 2000, including biking at trekking at 17,000 feet - Nepal
  • Mount Tronador - Summit 11,722 feet as part of multi-day 1999 Eco Challenge - Chile
  • Mt. Whitney - Reached summit 12 times, 14,494 feet (highest point in continental US), all completed after finishing Badwater 146 race across Death Valley - California, USA
  • Colorado 14-ers - over 100 training runs over 14,000 feet - Colorado, USA

BICYCLING ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Finisher - Furnace Creek 508 bicycle race through Death Valley - 38 hours 31 minutes
  • Finisher - two-time finisher of the Leadville 100 Trail Ride - 11 hours 12 minutes, and 11 hours 56 minutes

EXPEDITION RACING ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • 2002 Eco Challenge - 17th place
  • 2002 Raid Gauloises participant - Vietnam
  • 2001 Eco Challenge 6th place American team, 18th place overall - New Zealand
  • 2001 Expedition BVI Team DuPont Challenged Athlete (leg amputee) - British Virgin Islands
  • 2000 Eco Challenge 4th place American team, 12th place overall - Borneo
  • 2000 Raid Gauloises highest all American team finish ever, 7th place overall - Himalayas
  • 2000 Adrenaline Rush all male 3-man team 1st place, 2nd place overall - Ireland
  • 1999 Eco Challenge 6th place American team, 19th place overall- Argentina/Chile
  • 1998 Eco Challenge 4th place American team, 10th place overall - Morocco
  • 1997 Eco Challenge 26th place overall - Australia
  • 1997 Raid Gauloises 1st place all American team, 13th place overall - Africa
  • 1996 Eco Challenge participant - Canada
  • 1996 Extreme Games participant - Mexico
  • 1995 Eco Challenge unranked finisher - Utah
  • 1995 Eco Challenge/ESPN Extreme Games top ranked American team, 2nd place overall - Maine

FUTURE RACES AND EXPEDITIONS 2003

  • 2003 Eco Challenge
  • 2003 Primal Quest