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Badwater Ultramarathon - 7.14.2008

I headed up the medical team again at Badwater. It was a relatively cool year for the second year in a row. There were many spectacular performances, largely due to the high caliber athletes in this year's race. Jamie Donaldson set a women's course record, and Jorge Pacheco won the race overall.
After the race, we summitted Mt. Whitney. All the pics are here and include both mine and Tim Englund's. Enjoy!

For more photos from Mary Gorski, who buckled at this year's race, go HERE: http://maryg.smugmug.com/gallery/5532811_6TW6X#338805721_cWpcy
Jet, Shannon and me at the pre-race meeting
Jet, Shannon and me at the pre-race meeting
Dr. Jeff Lynn from Slippery Rock University - medical
Dr. Jeff Lynn from Slippery Rock University - medical
Selling race shirts at the pre-race meeting
Selling race shirts at the pre-race meeting
the medical talk
the medical talk
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the medical team gathers after the pre-race meeting - Dave Heckman
the medical team gathers after the pre-race meeting - Dave Heckman
Woofie
Woofie
Vanessa and Dave - JUST MARRIED three days ago!   A Death Valley honeymoon.
Vanessa and Dave - JUST MARRIED three days ago! A Death Valley honeymoon.
Tim practices the iSTAT machine
Tim practices the iSTAT machine
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Chris Frost
Chris Frost
2008 Medical Team planning for tomorrow, race day
2008 Medical Team planning for tomorrow, race day
dawn at the Badwater basin
dawn at the Badwater basin
getting ready for the 6 am starters
getting ready for the 6 am starters
racers gather at the Badwater sign
racers gather at the Badwater sign
then move to the start line
then move to the start line
busy
busy
count down
count down
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Jeff
Jeff
6 am runners are off
6 am runners are off
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Lemonade?  NOT!  U of Montana researchers gathering samples at the start
Lemonade? NOT! U of Montana researchers gathering samples at the start
8 am runners start to gather
8 am runners start to gather
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Phil Rosenstein
Phil Rosenstein
he had a thoracotomy a few months ago for complications of pneumonia
he had a thoracotomy a few months ago for complications of pneumonia
Mary Gorski and her crew
Mary Gorski and her crew
weighing in
weighing in
Elizabeth
Elizabeth
8 am runners gather at the sign
8 am runners gather at the sign
Heck-a-rad and Jeff
Heck-a-rad and Jeff
medical research - University of Montana
medical research - University of Montana
pre-race weights
pre-race weights
to the start line
to the start line
Anita Fromm
Anita Fromm
8 am start line
8 am start line
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Lisa and Dave Bursler.  He was on my crew last year.  This year he's crewing Phil.
Lisa and Dave Bursler. He was on my crew last year. This year he's crewing Phil.
Ferg Hawke
Ferg Hawke
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Anna Bolden center
Anna Bolden center
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Dr. Ben Jones center
Dr. Ben Jones center
National Anthem
National Anthem
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Chris Kostman and Scott
Chris Kostman and Scott
Don Meyer and Anna
Don Meyer and Anna
Anna and me
Anna and me
Dave is a goof
Dave is a goof
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research tent
research tent
Brent explains the study to the media
Brent explains the study to the media
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8 am runners are off!
8 am runners are off!
Jamie Huneycutt and Megan Dell - medical
Jamie Huneycutt and Megan Dell - medical
Jeff
Jeff
snooze when you can - it's gonna be a long journey across the desert
snooze when you can - it's gonna be a long journey across the desert
sea level sign
sea level sign
quiet before the 10 am starters
quiet before the 10 am starters
here they are
here they are
pre-race weigh in
pre-race weigh in
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10 am starters
10 am starters
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Jorge
Jorge
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Chris Kostman
Chris Kostman
Jamie Donaldson & Jorge Pacheco - both will win!
Jamie Donaldson & Jorge Pacheco - both will win!
Gus and Bob from Drymax
Gus and Bob from Drymax
gathering at the start
gathering at the start
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Akos and Goggins
Akos and Goggins
the last wave (10 am runners) is off!
the last wave (10 am runners) is off!
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checking status of the runners at Furnace Creek, the first time station
checking status of the runners at Furnace Creek, the first time station
Tim Englund - medical
Tim Englund - medical
Phil at Furnace Creek
Phil at Furnace Creek
here comes Jorge into FC, mile 17
here comes Jorge into FC, mile 17
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Jorge
Jorge
Akos passes through FC next
Akos passes through FC next
Akos
Akos
David Goggins comes through FC
David Goggins comes through FC
Goggins in third
Goggins in third
Dean Karnazes
Dean Karnazes
Tim & Dave - FC medical HQ. Yep, it's our hotel room.
Tim & Dave - FC medical HQ. Yep, it's our hotel room.
Jamie and Vanessa
Jamie and Vanessa
Jeff
Jeff
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Karen Hoffman
Karen Hoffman
DK
DK
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Mary Gorski and pacer Scott
Mary Gorski and pacer Scott
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crew Bonnie and Stephanie
crew Bonnie and Stephanie
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mile 34 on the course, 101 more to go!
mile 34 on the course, 101 more to go!
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Jorge still in the lead
Jorge still in the lead
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Akos Konya trailing Jorge
Akos Konya trailing Jorge
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Mary approaching
Mary approaching
Mary & Scott
Mary & Scott
Bonnie & Stephanie
Bonnie & Stephanie
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Jorge
Jorge
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Akos
Akos
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Dave Heckman and Jeff Lynn - tired at the SPW medical HQ
Dave Heckman and Jeff Lynn - tired at the SPW medical HQ
crew casualty
crew casualty
Lorie Hutchison rubs the Budda belly at the Stovepipe Wells medical HQ
Lorie Hutchison rubs the Budda belly at the Stovepipe Wells medical HQ
Dan Jensen fixes up his limb and gets back out on the course
Dan Jensen fixes up his limb and gets back out on the course
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Panamint is flash flooded from the rains
Panamint is flash flooded from the rains
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Dr. Brent Ruby and his research gang at Panamint Springs, mile 73 on the course
Dr. Brent Ruby and his research gang at Panamint Springs, mile 73 on the course
view on the way up the Whitney Portal Road
view on the way up the Whitney Portal Road
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Jorge
Jorge
long road back from Whitney
long road back from Whitney
the Whitney portal road, the final13-mile steep climb to the finish line
the Whitney portal road, the final13-mile steep climb to the finish line
and his crew
and his crew
setting up the finish line
setting up the finish line
Ben Jones and I play dualing cameras
Ben Jones and I play "dualing cameras"
Moeben Sleeves rock!!!  A proud sponsor of Badwater
Moeben Sleeves rock!!! A proud sponsor of Badwater
Shannon Farar-Grieffer, maker of Moeben Sleeves
Shannon Farar-Grieffer, maker of Moeben Sleeves
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Hugh's dog
Hugh's dog
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Jorge Pacheco and his crew approach first
Jorge Pacheco and his crew approach first
Jorge and his crew are first
Jorge and his crew are first
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Jorge
Jorge
Jorge
Jorge
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Jorge
Jorge
Shannon and Jorge
Shannon and Jorge
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Akos approaches the finish line - 2nd place
Akos approaches the finish line - 2nd place
Akos
Akos
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Akos
Akos
tired - we've been working for almost 24 hours straight so far
tired - we've been working for almost 24 hours straight so far
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Christine, Art Webb, me after the race.
Christine, Art Webb, me after the race.
Tim
Tim
setting up the finish line
setting up the finish line
crew awaits their runner
crew awaits their runner
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cross near Owens Lake
cross near Owens Lake
Baby Lorenza 1874
Baby Lorenza 1874
toys and small treasures are left for her by strangers
toys and small treasures are left for her by strangers
Lorenza's view
Lorenza's view
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we give her some peppermint candies
we give her some peppermint candies
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Chris Frost and Steve Teal about mile 100
Chris Frost and Steve Teal about mile 100
Scott Weber takes a break on his way to his 12th Badwater finish
Scott Weber takes a break on his way to his 12th Badwater finish
sunset - the second one of the race
sunset - the second one of the race
Mary Gorski and Stephanie Astell
Mary Gorski and Stephanie Astell
toward the horizon
toward the horizon
Tim
Tim
Mary's crew - Nikki Seger and Scott Jacaway
Mary's crew - Nikki Seger and Scott Jacaway
David Jones is back on the course and is looking mighty good
David Jones is back on the course and is looking mighty good
Dan Jensen, Vietnam veteran and amputee is climbing the last 13-mile stretch up Mt. Whitney.
Dan Jensen, Vietnam veteran and amputee is climbing the last 13-mile stretch up Mt. Whitney.
and Ray Sanchez too overcame his dehydration and is finishing very strong
and Ray Sanchez too overcame his dehydration and is finishing very strong
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table dancing before the post-race party
table dancing before the post-race party
ZombieRunner store
ZombieRunner store
Lorie finished 8th overall in 31:17 - must've been the Budda belly!
Lorie finished 8th overall in 31:17 - must've been the Budda belly!
post race pizza party
post race pizza party
Megan and Jamie
Megan and Jamie
Phil and his crew
Phil and his crew
Elizabeth
Elizabeth
John Radich
John Radich
Jamie's first place speech
Jamie's first place speech
girls - Jamie, Megan, Anna, Lisa
girls - Jamie, Megan, Anna, Lisa
Ray Sanchez finished in 37:54 after a few hours down receiving medical care at SPW
Ray Sanchez finished in 37:54 after a few hours down receiving medical care at SPW
Jeff
Jeff
Woofie
Woofie
The medical Team's job is done!  All the runners finished safely.
The medical Team's job is done! All the runners finished safely.
Megan strikes a pose
Megan strikes a pose
Jeff shouldn't even try to balance
Jeff shouldn't even try to balance
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Jamie & Jeff
Jamie & Jeff
Heck-a-rad
Heck-a-rad
Lisa & Woofie (I'm standing on a curb)
Lisa & Woofie (I'm standing on a curb)
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Poosa, Keith Kostman, Dan Dominy and his wife
Poosa, Keith Kostman, Dan Dominy and his wife
Megan and Tim are done
Megan and Tim are done
Don is done
Don is done
ZombieRunners still working
ZombieRunners still working
Art gets an idea
Art gets an idea
no, no, no Art!
no, no, no Art!
oh so pretty!
oh so pretty!
one of the girls he is!
one of the girls he is!
Tim & David Jones
Tim & David Jones
David's feet
David's feet
Lisa & David Jones
Lisa & David Jones
David and Pallie Jones
David and Pallie Jones
Some of the med team go for a run
Some of the med team go for a run
Zombies still working
Zombies still working
Jay Hodde, Cory and Jonathan Gunderson
Jay Hodde, Cory and Jonathan Gunderson
Keith Kostman
Keith Kostman
Poosa and Meg
Poosa and Meg
Oh dear!
Oh dear!
Jack Dennis with his wife Meg's purse, tries to walk a line.
Jack Dennis with his wife Meg's purse, tries to walk a line.
Brazil team
Brazil team
handsome boys in the pool at Lone Pine
handsome boys in the pool at Lone Pine
selecting a cigar at the post-post-race party by the pool.
selecting a cigar at the post-post-race party by the pool.
Nikki offers one to Tim who takes it
Nikki offers one to Tim who takes it
This is how Mary recovered from her race
This is how Mary recovered from her race
Bonnie & Scott telling stories
Bonnie & Scott telling stories
Jay & Cory
Jay & Cory
Jay
Jay
Lisa offers Cory his first Nicaraguan
Lisa offers Cory his first "Nicaraguan"
he accepts!
he accepts!
Mary needs some rest so she can climb the mountain first thing in the morning
Mary needs some rest so she can climb the mountain first thing in the morning
John Radich (finished the race in 38:09) is also going up the mountain
John Radich (finished the race in 38:09) is also going up the mountain
Up Mt. Whitney Thursday morning - Bonnie, Scott, Steph, Tim, Mary, Nikki, Lisa
Up Mt. Whitney Thursday morning - Bonnie, Scott, Steph, Tim, Mary, Nikki, Lisa
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pack out yer poop!
pack out yer poop!
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Mary's warrior cry
Mary's warrior cry
Lisa responds
Lisa responds
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very little snow on the mountain this year
very little snow on the mountain this year
Scott - Badwater veteran
Scott - Badwater veteran
Mary - now a Badwater veteran
Mary - now a Badwater veteran
Bonnie - Badwater veteran
Bonnie - Badwater veteran
Nikki - Badwater veteran
Nikki - Badwater veteran
Stephanie - Badwater crew veteran. Will she run the race?
Stephanie - Badwater crew veteran. Will she run the race?
Tim
Tim
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the altitude must be getting to me
the altitude must be getting to me
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it's getting cold!
it's getting cold!
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watch your step!
watch your step!
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the saddle - thousands of feet down on either side
the saddle - thousands of feet down on either side
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Finally, the summit hut
Finally, the summit hut
me and Stephanie
me and Stephanie
me and Tim
me and Tim
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sign on the hut
sign on the hut
Whew!
Whew!
Hail and very cold!
Hail and very cold!
Steph
Steph
Lisa Smith-Batchen ran from Vegas to Badwater, ran the race, and sumitted the mountain! The 508 is next for her.
Lisa Smith-Batchen ran from Vegas to Badwater, ran the race, and sumitted the mountain! The 508 is next for her.
Mary on the decent at Trail Camp, 12,000 feet
Mary on the decent at Trail Camp, 12,000 feet
Stephanie finally puts on some long pants
Stephanie finally puts on some long pants
Scott
Scott
Nikki
Nikki
Bonnie in her colorful tights
Bonnie in her colorful tights
Nikki totes out her 8-pound alien baby
Nikki totes out her "8-pound alien baby"
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Nancy Shura crewing for Danny Westergaard as he doubles back from the finish line back to Badwater
Nancy Shura crewing for Danny Westergaard as he doubles back from the finish line back to Badwater
and here he is - Danny Westergaard looking strong!
and here he is - Danny Westergaard looking strong!
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Anita Fromm's crew....and here comes Anita as she too doubles back to Badwater!
Anita Fromm's crew....and here comes Anita as she too doubles back to Badwater!
She set a record to the summit of Whitney (from Badwater)
She set a record to the summit of Whitney (from Badwater)
the don't get too close because I'm running in 100 degree heat hug
the "don't get too close because I'm running in 100 degree heat" hug
Anita Fromm
Anita Fromm