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Mais resistente a raça de pé do mundo – 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 pés, corredores, triatletas, 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, CA. Widely recognized as “the world’s toughest foot race, “ it is the most demanding and extreme running race on the planet.

A linha de partida é a Badwater, Death Valley, which marks the lowest elevation in North America at 280’ (85m) abaixo do nível do 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 descida acumulada. Whitney Portal é o início da trilha para o Monte. Cúpula Whitney, o ponto mais alto dos Estados Unidos contíguos. Competitors travel through places with names like Mushroom Rock, Furnace Creek, Salt Creek, Milharal do Diabo, Diabo Campo de Golfe, Wells Stovepipe, Panamint Springs, Keeler, Alabama Hills, e Lone Pine.

Um verdadeiro “desafio dos campeões,” o 2016 STYR Labs Badwater 135 features 51 Badwater e Veteranos 46 rookies: die hard “ultra-runners” of every speed and ability, as well as athletes who have the necessary running credentials, mas são principalmente conhecidos por suas façanhas como corredores de aventura, montanhistas, triatletas, ou em outras atividades extremas. With one of the most international fields in race history, the athletes represent twenty-one countries by citizenship or residence: Austrália, Barbados, Brasil, Canadá, Cayman Islands, Chile, República Checa, Denmark, Greece, Hungary, India, Itália, Japão, México, Marrocos, Philippines, Portugal, Espanha, Suécia, Reino Unido, e Estados Unidos da América (com 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.

Tem 25 mulheres e 72 homens. 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:

Recorde do percurso dos homens é detido por Valmir Nunez do Brasil, com um tempo de 22:51:29 definido em 2007, enquanto recorde do percurso das mulheres de 26:16:12 foi criado em 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. O tempo de chegada média é de aproximadamente 40 horas, enquanto o limite global de tempo é 48 horas. Para aqueles que terminar em menos de 48 horas, their reward is the coveted Badwater 135 belt buckle. Não há prêmio em dinheiro.

O 2016 campo raça é particularmente competitivo. Contendores Veterano de incluir 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 (México cidadania), 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. Também competindo é Marshall Ulrich, 65, of Evergreen, CO, a twenty-time Badwater 135 finisher and four-time winner in 1991, 1992, 1993, e 1996, along with David Jones, 64, of Murfreesboro, TN, o 1997 Badwater 135 race champion, seven-time finisher, e 60+ age group record holder. For a full preview of the top men’s field, click

Campo das mulheres, com 25 participantes, inclui 12 novatos e 13 veteranos. Notable contenders include the 2015 campeão das mulheres, Nikki Wynd of Australia, 2014 campeão das mulheres, 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, e outros. For a full preview of the top women’s field, click

Every year is a new year at the Badwater 135, com novatos e “até então desconhecida” atletas surpreendendo os candidatos com os melhores desempenhos. 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 em Julho. 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. Em 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, a comunidade de Lone Pine, CA, the people of Inyo County, e outras empresas generosas e indivíduos. Mais informações:

Official Charities of the Badwater 135 include the Challenged Athletes Foundation. Como uma das poucas instituições de caridade que fornece subsídios diretamente a atletas com deficiência física, Atletas Desafiado fundação arrecadou mais de trinta milhões de dólares e diretamente assistidos milhares de atletas desafiaram em todo o 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, e consciência de, these organizations. Mais informações:

Este ano, sobre 50 dos participantes de corrida estão competindo em nome de uma instituição de caridade de sua escolha. Some of those include 100 Mile Club, Break the Stigma Project, Caring House Project Foundation, Atletas Desafiado Foundation, Death Valley Natural History Association, Homes for our Troops, Hope So Bright, The Herren Project, e outros.

This year’s race celebrates the 39th anniversary of Al Arnold’s original trek from Badwater to Mt. Whitney em 1977. Arnold, um pioneiro ultrarunning e guru potencial humano, competiram em um trabalho solo: it was just Arnold and his support crew against the elements and the clock. A corrida oficial cabeça-de-cabeça começou dez anos após pioneiro jornada de Arnold, em 1987, and has been held annually without serious incident, fatality, or any citations issued by any branch of law enforcement. Para mais informações sobre Al Arnold e também a raça original clique nestes links:

1977 Al Arnold:

1987 Corrida:


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The Badwater 135 is held under permits from Death Valley National Park, California Department of Transportation, Floresta nacional de Inyo, e 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®. Aventura é o nosso modo 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™, e outros eventos. Our products include the Badwater® line of apparel, skin care products, gear, and services. Fundado em 1984 por Chris Kostman, este esforço de grupo é dedicado a explorar os universos interior e exterior, busca de aventura, energia, e discernimento tanto na vida diária e “lá fora.” Mais informações: e

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Chefe Aventura Officer e Diretor de Prova

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Oak Park, CA 91377 EUA

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