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Der weltweit härteste Wettlauf – 39th Anniversary

The World’s Toughest Foot Race Celebrates 39th Anniversary of Iconic Route from Death Valley National Park to Mount Whitney

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Death Valley, CA: On July 18-20, AdventureCORPS presents its legendary STYR Labs BADWATER® 135. Now in its 39th year, the world-renowned event pits up to 100 of the world’s toughest athletes against one another and the elements. In scorching temperatures and at altitudes as high as 8,300 Füße, Läufer, Triathleten, Abenteuer Rennfahrer, and mountaineers from 21 countries and 27 American states will face off in a grueling 135-mile non-stop run from Death Valley to Mt. Whitney, CA. Widely recognized as “the world’s toughest foot race, “ it is the most demanding and extreme running race on the planet.

Die Startlinie ist bei Badwater, Death Valley, which marks the lowest elevation in North America at 280’ (85m) unter dem Meeresspiegel. The race finishes at Whitney Portal at 8,300’ (2530m). The course covers three mountain ranges for a total of 14,600’ (4450m) of cumulative vertical ascent and 6,100’ (1859m) kumulativer Abstieg. Whitney Portal ist der Ausgangspunkt zum Mt.. Whitney-Gipfel, der höchste Punkt in der angrenzenden Vereinigten Staaten. Competitors travel through places with names like Mushroom Rock, Furnace Creek, Salt Creek, Teufels Cornfield, Devil 's Golf Course, Stovepipe Wells, Panamint Springs, Keeler, Alabama Hills, und Lone Pine.

Ein wahrer “Herausforderung der Champions,” die 2016 STYR Labs Badwater 135 features 51 Badwater Veteranen und 46 Rookies: die hard “ultra-runners” of every speed and ability, as well as athletes who have the necessary running credentials, sind aber in erster Linie für ihre Heldentaten als Rennfahrer bekannt Abenteuer, Bergsteiger, Triathleten, oder in anderen extremen Bestrebungen. With one of the most international fields in race history, the athletes represent twenty-one countries by citizenship or residence: Australien, Barbados, Brasilien, Kanada, Cayman Islands, Chile, Tschechische Republik, Denmark, Greece, Hungary, India, Italien, Japan, Mexiko, Marokko, Philippines, Portugal, Spanien, Schweden, Vereinigtes Königreich, und Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika (mit 27 different American states represented).

While runners began running the course in the 1970s, the race itself has been part of the fabric of life in Inyo County since 1987. A recent study indicated an annual economic impact of 1.2 million dollars, half of it spent in Death Valley National Park and surrounding gateway communities such as Lone Pine, CA. The race is supported by U.S. Congressman Col. Paul Cook (Ret.) of California’s 8th District, the Inyo County Board of Supervisors, the Lone Pine Chamber of Commerce, and a wide panorama of businesses and charities which are positively impacted.

Es gibt 25 Frauen und 72 Männer. The youngest male runner is 25 (rookie entrant Sam Weir of Australia) and the youngest female entrant is 29 (rookie entrant Kayla Delk of the USA). The oldest male is 69 (five-time finisher Mark K. Olson of California) and the oldest female is 60 (rookie entrant Pamela Chapman-Markle of Texas). The overall average age is 46. Full roster details are available here: http://dbase.adventurecorps.com/roster.php?bw_eid=78&bw=Go

Die Männer-Streckenrekord wird von Valmir Nunez von Brasilien mit einer Zeit von gehaltenen 22:51:29 setzen in 2007, während der Frauen-Streckenrekord von 26:16:12 wurde eingestellt 2010 von Jamie Donaldson von Littleton, CO. It is expected that the winners of the 2016 STYR Labs Badwater 135 will finish in near record time for both men’s and women’s divisions. Die durchschnittliche Zielzeit beträgt ca. 40 Stunden, während die gesamte Zeitlimit 48 Stunden. Für diejenigen, die in weniger als 48 Stunden beenden, their reward is the coveted Badwater 135 belt buckle. Es gibt kein Preisgeld.

Die 2016 Rennen Gebiet ist besonders wettbewerbsfähig. Veteran Anwärter zählen 2015 men’s champion Pete Kostelnick of Nebraska, 2014 champion Harvey Lewis of Ohio, 2013 men’s champion Carlos Sa of Portugal, 2011 men’s champion Oswaldo Lopez of Madera, CA (Mexiko Staatsbürgerschaft), two-time men’s runner-up Grant Maughan of Australia, and other notable contenders such as Marathon des Sables champion Mohamad Ahansal of Morocco, Grand Union Canal champion Dan Lawson of the UK, 2016 Badwater Cape Fear and 2016 Badwater Salton Sea champion Jared Fetterolf of Texas, among others. Auch im Wettbewerb ist Marshall Ulrich, 65, of Evergreen, CO, a twenty-time Badwater 135 finisher and four-time winner in 1991, 1992, 1993, und 1996, along with David Jones, 64, of Murfreesboro, TN, die 1997 Badwater 135 race champion, seven-time finisher, und 60+ age group record holder. For a full preview of the top men’s field, click http://www.zwittyultra.com/remember-you-paid-to-be-in-this-race-daves-blog/2016-styr-labs-badwater-135-mens-preview

Die Frauen-Feld, mit 25 Teilnehmer, schließt 12 Rookies und 13 Veteranen. Notable contenders include the 2015 Der Meister der Frauen, Nikki Wynd of Australia, 2014 Der Meister der Frauen, Alyson Venti of Barbados, Badwater 135 veteran Brenda Guajardo who is a three-time winner of the Nove Colli ultramarathon in Italy, 2016 Brasilien 135+ women’s champion Sada Crawford of Cayman Islands, und andere. For a full preview of the top women’s field, click http://www.zwittyultra.com/remember-you-paid-to-be-in-this-race-daves-blog/2016-styr-labs-badwater-135-womens-race-preview

Every year is a new year at the Badwater 135, mit Rookies und “bisher unbekannte” Athleten überraschen die Anwärter mit Top-Leistungen. New stars will shine as the race unfolds.

The STYR Labs Badwater 135 is the final event in the Badwater® Ultra Cup, a three-race series which began with the 51-mile Badwater® Cape Fear in March, continued with the 81-mile Badwater® Salton Sea in May, and now concludes with the STYR Labs Badwater 135 im Juli. Those runners who complete all three events in the same calendar year are featured on the Badwater.com website and their virtues are extolled throughout the Internet and in future editions of BADWATER Magazine. In 2014, seven remarkable athletes completed the entire Badwater Ultra Cup, nine completed the 2015 Badwater Ultra-Cup, while seventeen racers completed the first two Badwater races this year and will toe the line at the third and final Badwater race on July 18.

Now in its seventeenth year producing this race, AdventureCORPS is pleased to welcome our title sponsor, STYR Labs – an innovative nutrition customization and tracking platform delivering cutting-edge supplements to connected athletes and health and fitness consumers worldwide. The advanced ecosystem includes an activity tracker, wireless scale, and free app that collects health and fitness data to create personalized multivitamins or protein blends specific to the user’s health and fitness goals and needs. Sergio Radovcic, founder of STYR Labs, is no stranger to this race with three consecutive Badwater 135 finishes. More info at www.styr.com

AdventureCORPS also greatly appreciates the support of Farm to Feet Socks, Fisher Space Pen, Caring House Project Foundation, ZZYXXZ, Goal Zero, 2XU, and ZombieRunner.com, plus the local support of Furnace Creek Ranch, Stovepipe Wells Resort, Panamint Springs Resort, Dow Villa, Pizza Factory, die Gemeinschaft der Lone Pine, CA, the people of Inyo County, und andere großzügige Firmen und Einzelpersonen. Mehr Info: www.badwater.com/about-us/sponsors/

Official Charities of the Badwater 135 include the Challenged Athletes Foundation. Als einer der wenigen Wohltätigkeitsorganisationen, die Zuschüsse bietet direkt an Athleten mit einer körperlichen Behinderung, die behinderte Sportler-Stiftung hat über 30 Millionen Dollar und Tausende von direkt unterstützten behinderte Sportler weltweit angehoben. AdventureCORPS also supports the Bald Head Island Conservancy, Death Valley Natural History Association, Conservation Alliance, and One Percent For The Planet. One of the goals of the Badwater 135 is to raise funds for, und das Bewusstsein für, these organizations. Mehr Info: www.badwater.com/about-us/charities/

Dieses Jahr, über 50 des Rennens Marktteilnehmer im Auftrag einer Wohltätigkeitsorganisation ihrer Wahl konkurrierenden. Some of those include 100 Mile Club, Break the Stigma Project, Caring House Project Foundation, Behinderte Sportler-Stiftung, Death Valley Natural History Association, Homes for our Troops, Hope So Bright, The Herren Project, und andere.

This year’s race celebrates the 39th anniversary of Al Arnold’s original trek from Badwater to Mt. Whitney in 1977. Arnold, ein Ultramarathon Pionier und menschliches Potential Guru, konkurrierten in einem Alleingang: it was just Arnold and his support crew against the elements and the clock. Die offizielle Kopf-an-Kopf-Rennen begann zehn Jahre nach Arnolds Pioniertreck, in 1987, and has been held annually without serious incident, fatality, or any citations issued by any branch of law enforcement. Für mehr Infos über Al Arnold und auch die ursprüngliche Rasse diese Links klicken:

1977 Al Arnold: http://www.badwater.com/blog/category/al-arnolds-insights/

1987 Rennen: http://www.badwater.com/blog/1987-the-year-badwater-became-a-race/


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A stock image galleryfor bona fide media use onlymay be accessed at the following link, with Photographer Name / Badwater.com attribution required: www.flickr.com/photos/chriskostman/sets/72157654693333871

The Badwater 135 is held under permits from Death Valley Nationalpark, California Department of Transportation, Inyo National Forest, und Inyo County. Media attending the event may be required to obtain permits from some of those same agencies.


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Oak Park, CA-based AdventureCORPS®, Inc. is an athlete-run firm producing and promoting ultra-endurance sports events and the world’s toughest brand, BADWATER ®. Adventure ist unser way of life. AdventureCORPS’ world-class events for athlete-adventurers include epic races such as the Badwater® 135, BADWATER® Salton Sea, BADWATER® Cape Fear, and Silver State 508™, und andere Veranstaltungen. Our products include the Badwater® line of apparel, skin care products, gear, and services. Gegründet im 1984 von Chris Kostman, dieser Gruppe Bestreben ist es, die Erkundung der inneren und äußeren Welten gewidmet, Abenteuerlustige, Energie, und Einblick sowohl in das tägliche Leben und “da draußen.” Mehr Info: www.adventurecorps.com und www.badwater.com.

Badwater® is a federally registered trademark owned by AdventureCORPS, Inc.


Chris Kostman,

Chef Abenteuer Officer und Renndirektor

AdventureCORPS, Inc.

638 Lindero Canyon Rd. #311

Oak Park, CA 91377 USA

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