AdventureCORPS Presents the
2004 Kiehl's Badwater Ultramarathon

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Maj. William C. Maples nears the 95-mile point after
running for more than 24 hours at Camp Taqaddum, Iraq
Photos by Lance Cpl. Samuel Bard Valliere July 13, 2004

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Maj. William C. Maples nears the 95-mile point after running for more than 24 hours at Camp Taqaddum, Iraq, on July 13, 2004. Maples is running 135 miles, mostly nonstop, timed to coincide with the Badwater ultramarathon spanning from Death Valley to Mount Whitney in California. Since the 40-year-old Dallas native is currently deployed to Iraq as the 1st Force Service Support Group's force protection officer, the six-time Badwater veteran couldn't actually participate in this year's race. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Samuel Bard Valliere)

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Maj. William C. Maples nears the 95-mile point after running for more than 24 hours at Camp Taqaddum, Iraq, on July 13, 2004. Maples is running 135 miles, mostly nonstop, timed to coincide with the Badwater ultramarathon spanning from Death Valley to Mount Whitney in California. Since the 40-year-old Dallas native is currently deployed to Iraq as the 1st Force Service Support Group's force protection officer, the six-time Badwater veteran couldn't actually participate in this year's race. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Samuel Bard Valliere)

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Maj. William C. Maples and Maj. Ben R. Clatterbuck, run at Camp Taqaddum, Iraq, shortly before dusk on July 13, 2004. Maples is running 135 miles, mostly nonstop, timed to coincide with the Badwater ultramarathon spanning from Death Valley to Mount Whitney in California. Since the 40-year-old Dallas native is currently deployed to Iraq as the 1st Force Service Support Group's force protection officer, the six-time Badwater veteran couldn't actually participate in this year's race. Several 1st FSSG Marines are taking turns joining Maples for portions of his run. Clatterbuck, 43, is the group air officer with the 1st FSSG and a native of Truckee, Calif. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Samuel Bard Valliere)

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Maj. William C. Maples takes a break to sip on chocolate milk as he nears the 95-mile point after running for more than 24 hours at Camp Taqaddum, Iraq, on July 13, 2004. Maples is running 135 miles, mostly nonstop, timed to coincide with the Badwater ultramarathon spanning from Death Valley to Mount Whitney in California. Since the 40-year-old Dallas native is currently deployed to Iraq as the 1st Force Service Support Group's force protection officer, the six-time Badwater veteran couldn't actually participate in this year's race. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Samuel Bard Valliere)

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Maj. William C. Maples' shoes show signs of wear as he nears the 95-mile point after running for more than 24 hours at Camp Taqaddum, Iraq, on July 13, 2004. Maples is running 135 miles, mostly nonstop, timed to coincide with the Badwater ultramarathon spanning from Death Valley to Mount Whitney in California. Since the 40-year-old Dallas native is currently deployed to Iraq as the 1st Force Service Support Group's force protection officer, the six-time Badwater veteran couldn't actually participate in this year's race. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Samuel Bard Valliere)