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Más dura carrera a pie del Mundial – 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, California: 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 pies, los corredores, triatletas, los corredores de aventura, 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, California. Widely recognized as “the world’s toughest foot race, “ it is the most demanding and extreme running race on the planet.

La línea de salida es en Badwater, Death Valley, which marks the lowest elevation in North America at 280’ (85m) por debajo del nivel del mar. 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) de descenso acumulado. Whitney Portal es el comienzo del sendero del Monte. Whitney cumbre, el punto más alto en los estados contiguos de Estados Unidos. Competitors travel through places with names like Mushroom Rock, Furnace Creek, Salt Creek, Maizal del Diablo, Curso de Golf del Diablo, Stovepipe Wells, Panamint Springs, Keeler, Alabama Hills, y Lone Pine.

Un verdadero “desafío de los campeones,” la 2016 STYR Labs Badwater 135 features 51 Badwater veteranos y 46 novatos: die hard “ultra-runners” of every speed and ability, as well as athletes who have the necessary running credentials, pero sobre todo conocido por sus hazañas como corredores de aventura, montañeros, triatletas, o en otras actividades extremas. With one of the most international fields in race history, the athletes represent twenty-one countries by citizenship or residence: Australia, Barbados, Brasil, Canadá, Cayman Islands, Chile, La República Checa, Denmark, Greece, Hungary, India, Italia, Japón, México, Marruecos, Philippines, Portugal, España, Suecia, Reino Unido, y los Estados Unidos de América (con 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, California. 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.

Hay 25 las mujeres y los 72 hombres. 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:

El récord de los hombres por supuesto está en manos de Valmir Núñez de Brasil con un tiempo de 22:51:29 establecido en 2007, mientras que los de las mujeres por supuesto registro de 26:16:12 se puso en 2010 por Jamie Donaldson, de 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. El tiempo promedio de llegada es de aproximadamente 40 horas, mientras que el límite de tiempo total es 48 horas. Para los que terminan en menos de cuarenta y ocho horas, their reward is the coveted Badwater 135 belt buckle. No hay premio en metálico.

La 2016 campo de la carrera es particularmente competitiva. Contendientes de Veteranos incluyen 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, California (México citizenshiCalifornia 2010 campeona Zack Gingerich , de 32 años, ), 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. También compiten es Marshall Ulrich, 65, of Evergreen, CO, a twenty-time Badwater 135 finisher and four-time winner in 1991, 1992, 1993, y 1996, along with David Jones, 64, of Murfreesboro, TN, la 1997 Badwater 135 race champion, seven-time finisher, y 60+ age group record holder. For a full preview of the top men’s field, click

Campo de las mujeres, con 25 participantes, incluye 12 novatos y 13 los veteranos. Notable contenders include the 2015 Campeón de la Mujer, Nikki Wynd of Australia, 2014 Campeón de la Mujer, Alyson Venti of Barbados, Badwater 135 veteran Brenda Guajardo who is a three-time winner of the Nove Colli ultramarathon in Italy, 2016 Brasil 135+ women’s champion Sada Crawford of Cayman Islands, y otros. For a full preview of the top women’s field, click

Every year is a new year at the Badwater 135, con los novatos y “hasta ahora desconocido” sorprendiendo a los atletas competidores, con las máximas prestaciones. 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 en julio. Those runners who complete all three events in the same calendar year are featured on the website and their virtues are extolled throughout the Internet and in future editions of BADWATER Magazine. En 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

AdventureCORPS also greatly appreciates the support of Farm to Feet Socks, Fisher Space Pen, Caring House Project Foundation, ZZYXXZ, Goal Zero, 2XU, and, plus the local support of Furnace Creek Ranch, Stovepipe Wells Resort, Panamint Springs Resort, Dow Villa, Pizza Factory, la comunidad de Lone Pine, California, the people of Inyo County, y otras empresas y personas generosas. Más información:

Official Charities of the Badwater 135 include the Challenged Athletes Foundation. Como una de las pocas obras de caridad, que otorga donaciones directamente a los atletas con una discapacidad física, la Fundación Challenged Athletes ha recaudado más de treinta millones de dólares y miles de atletas de asistencia directa impugnados en todo el mundo. 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, y el conocimiento de, these organizations. Más información:

Este año, encima 50 de la carrera los participantes compiten en nombre de una organización benéfica de su elección. Some of those include 100 Mile Club, Break the Stigma Project, Caring House Project Foundation, Los atletas desafiaron la Fundación, Death Valley Natural History Association, Homes for our Troops, Hope So Bright, The Herren Project, y otros.

This year’s race celebrates the 39th anniversary of Al Arnold’s original trek from Badwater to Mt. Whitney 1977. Arnold, un pionero de la ultramaratón y gurú del potencial humano, compitió en un esfuerzo en solitario: it was just Arnold and his support crew against the elements and the clock. El funcionario de la cabeza a cabeza la carrera se inició diez años después de la pionera de Arnold caminata, en 1987, and has been held annually without serious incident, fatality, or any citations issued by any branch of law enforcement. Para obtener más información acerca de Al Arnold y también la carrera original, haga clic en estos enlaces:

1977 Al Arnold:

1987 Carrera:


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The Badwater 135 is held under permits from Death Valley Parque Nacional, California Department of Transportation, Inyo National Forest, y el condado de Inyo. 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®. La aventura es nuestra forma de vida. 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™, and other events. Our products include the Badwater® line of apparel, skin care products, gear, and services. Fundado en 1984 por Chris Kostman, este esfuerzo del grupo se dedica a la exploración de los universos interiores y exteriores, en busca de aventuras, energía, y conocimiento, tanto en la vida cotidiana y “por ahí.” Más información: y

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Chris Kostman,

Jefe Aventura Oficial y Director de Carrera

AdventureCORPS, Inc.

638 Lindero Canyon Rd. #311

Oak Park, California 91377 EE.UU.

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