30weberscottName: Scott Weber
City: Breckenridge
State: CO
Country: U.S.A.
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Nationality: United States Citizen
Occupation: Endurance Coach and Race Organizer
Birthday: November 5, 1952
Age: 50
T-Shirt: XL
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Number of Years Running: 35
Number of Marathons and 50k's: 20+

Distances:

Qualifying Standard(s) I Meet-Having officially finished the 2001 Badwater 135 Ultramarathon in 44 hours 07 minutes (22nd place-Men), I meet qualifying standard #6.
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50 mile races-Headwaters Trail 50 Mile (Oregon), 1986, 12 hr 30 min; Vail Road 50 Mile (Colorado), late 1980's, 7 hr. 30 min.; Alferd Packer Road 50 Mile (Colorado, late 1980's, several finishes, 9+ hours; Laramie to Cheyenne Road 50 Mile (Wyoming), late 1980's, several finishes, fastest 8 hrs 30 min.
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100km races-None
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100mi races-Leadville Trail 100, 1988, 29:30:24; Western States Trail 100, 1989, 29:30:45; Leadville Trail 100, 1990, 29:42:22; Western States Trail 100, 1994, 29:51:28
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100mi+ races-Reb's 24 Hour Track Run (Colorado), 1987, 102 miles; Race Across Colorado 500 KM, 1990's, 7 days; Sri Chinmoy Multi-Day Races (New York) 1990's, 300 miles in 6 days. Dallas (Texas) 48 Hour, early 1990's, 140 miles.

Previous Badwater Racing Experience: 1994, 52 hr 30 min, 10th place; 1995, 49 hr 00 min, 10th place; 1996, 56 hr 04 min, 12th place; 1997, 57 hr 00 min, 19th place; 1998, 54 hr 13 min, 15th place; 1999, 56 hr 34 min, 33rd place; 2000, 53 hr 43 min, 37th place; 2001, 44 hr 07 min, 23rd place; 2002, DNF at 67 miles due to back problem.

Previous Badwater Crewing Experience: Crewed Marshall Ulrich in the early 1990's. Re-learned everyone suffers in their own way.

Previous Badwater Clinic Experience: Participated in the clinic in the late 1990's. Re-learned impact of heat on high altitude runners.
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My Badwater Finishing Prediction:

Between 40-50 hours as predicted from 2001 Badwater Ultramarathon Finish.
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My Weirdest Experience:

Seeing an actual snow-cone cart open for business at Father's Crowley's during my 1994 Triple Crossing.
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My Most Challenging Race Experience:

Running alone in Death Valley during my multiple-crossing efforts. There were times when the distance, isolation and heat were overwhelming.
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Why I Run Ultras:

To challenge myself.
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Why I want a slot on the start line of the 2003 Badwater Ultramarathon:

To renew my quest to finish 10 Badwater Ultramarathon races.
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My Other Ultrasport Experience:

I have done a variety of endurance activites over the past 20 years to include multi-day solo hikes in the Grand Canyon, the Estes Park Alpine Triathlon, and some 200 mile day rides in the Rockies.
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Media that I will represent or write for:

I have published my training journal, personal race photos and commentary, as well as crew notes at my web site: www.coachweber.com I anticipate doing that again for 2003.
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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:

I have not contracted with any charity at the time of this application.
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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: Since 1994, I have logged 1147 miles competing in, and completing, 8 consecutive Badwater 135 Mile Races (mileage includes 67 miles in the 2002 race). In addition, since 1994, I have completed another 900+ miles on the Badwater to Mt. Whitney course in solo efforts outside of the official race. Included in these miles are a Double Crossing (2000) and a Triple Crossing (1994). All of these miles have been done during the July-August window to experience the full intensity of Death Valley's heat.

Records I have set at Badwater include:

August 1994: First Person to Attempt and Complete the 292 Mile Reverse Double Crossing of Death Valley (Mt. Whitney Summit-Badwater-Mt. Whitney Summit).

August 1994: First Person to Attempt and Complete the 438 Mile Triple Crossing of Death Valley (Mt. Whitney Summit-Badwater-Mt. Whitney Summit-Badwater).

July-August 1994: First Person to Attempt and Complete 4 Crossings of Death Valley/584 Miles in a single July-August Window-1994.

August 1994: First Person to take on the Death Valley Course for extended periods during a multiple crossing without constant crew support; supplies were transported oasis-to-oasis using a 3-wheeled push cart.

1994-2001: 8 consecutive official finishes of the Badwater 135 Race.

Only runner in the history of the Badwater event to have done a 146 mile single (1995), a 292 mile double (2000), and a 438 mile triple (1994) in separate attempts.