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The Badwater Ultramarathon 07.11.2005

135 miles of paved road from Badwater, 282 feet below sea level, over 2 mountain passes, to the Mt. Whitney portal road, in 120+ degree weather and no shade. "Dry Run" article November 2005: http://umanitoba.fitdv.com/new/articles/article.html?artid=538 and Check out the official Badwater webcast with hundreds of pictures!: http://www.badwater.com/2005web/index.html
Badwater rookie Scott Jurek & his wife Leah at the pre-race meeting
Badwater rookie Scott Jurek & his wife Leah at the pre-race meeting
Volunteers:  the backbone of the race
Volunteers: the backbone of the race
Badwater photographers: Dave Remington on the right
Badwater photographers: Dave Remington on the right
Jeannie Ennis gets inducted into the Badwater Hall of Fame
Jeannie Ennis gets inducted into the Badwater Hall of Fame
Monica Scholz is presented the Death Valley Cup Record Holder award
Monica Scholz is presented the Death Valley Cup Record Holder award
Major Curt Maples (#13) receives award
Major Curt Maples (#13) receives award
The 2005 runner line-up
The 2005 runner line-up
2005 runner line-up:  looks like we  need a bigger stage!
2005 runner line-up: looks like we need a bigger stage!
2005 runner line-up
2005 runner line-up
After the pre-race meeting, Dr. Joe Chorley analyzes the electrolytes of the 22 volunteer subjects
After the pre-race meeting, Dr. Joe Chorley analyzes the electrolytes of the 22 volunteer subjects
v3%2f81%2f452681%2f4%2f46290054.2005071422.jpg The iSTAT portable electrolyte analyzer.  Only 3 drops of blood are necessary and results are 120 seconds away!
The iSTAT portable electrolyte analyzer. Only 3 drops of blood are necessary and results are 120 seconds away!
v3%2f81%2f452681%2f4%2f46290058.2005071426.jpg Dr. Kent Wang
Dr. Kent Wang
Kent & Lisa - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago residency colleagues - take a cigar break
Kent & Lisa - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago residency colleagues - take a cigar break
Kent it's all good Wang
Kent "it's all good" Wang
We talk about running and addiction, and what makes ultrarunners keep on testing their limits...
We talk about running and addiction, and what makes ultrarunners keep on testing their limits...
The Scales: All runners will be weighed at the start line for a baseline weight.
The Scales: All runners will be weighed at the start line for a baseline weight.
Look hard to see the sea level sign high up in the hill.
Look hard to see the "sea level" sign high up in the hill.
Badwater basin 282 feet below sea level
Badwater basin 282 feet below sea level
Crews & runners of the 6am wave get prepared.  The temperature is a cool 90 degrees!
Crews & runners of the 6am wave get prepared. The temperature is a cool 90 degrees!
v3%2f81%2f452681%2f4%2f46290074.2005071440.jpg Jack Denness's effervescent wife Mags
Jack Denness's effervescent wife Mags
George Biondic & Erlinda weigh Jack Denness at the start line
George Biondic & Erlinda weigh Jack Denness at the start line
Runners scurry to the start line for photos
Runners scurry to the start line for photos
and they're off!
and they're off!
6am wave, view from behind
6am wave, view from behind
Traffic at the start line thins quickly as crews chase after their runners.  Race staff will stick around for the 8am wave.
Traffic at the start line thins quickly as crews chase after their runners. Race staff will stick around for the 8am wave.
Drs. Jeff Lynn & Joe Chorley at the 6am start
Drs. Jeff Lynn & Joe Chorley at the 6am start
Jeff & Joe, members of both the medical team and the research team
Jeff & Joe, members of both the medical team and the research team
The medical team:
The medical team:
George & Erlina Biondic join the photo.
George & Erlina Biondic join the photo.
Lisa & Chris Frost leaped-frogged each other several times during the 2004 race.
Lisa & Chris Frost leaped-frogged each other several times during the 2004 race.
At the Furnace Creek Medical HQ, we teach Kent to work the iSTAT machine, and we practice on each other.
At the Furnace Creek Medical HQ, we teach Kent to work the iSTAT machine, and we practice on each other.
Kari Marchant, veteran runner, crew and omnipresent helper each year at Badwater
Kari Marchant, veteran runner, crew and omnipresent helper each year at Badwater
Who said fun is not allowed?!?
Who said fun is not allowed?!?
Keep me away from Corey!  He makes me do goofy things!
Keep me away from Corey! He makes me do goofy things!
First runners come through Furnace Creek. Ferg Hawke #2 is last year's 2nd place finisher.
First runners come through Furnace Creek. Ferg Hawke #2 is last year's 2nd place finisher.
Christopher Berglund comes into Furnace Creek looking strong
Christopher Berglund comes into Furnace Creek looking strong
With a quick spray down and some fluids, Berglund passes right through
With a quick spray down and some fluids, Berglund passes right through
Badwater veteran Jody-Lynn Reicher comes into Furnace Creek
Badwater veteran Jody-Lynn Reicher comes into Furnace Creek
Pam Reed runs past Furnace Creek
Pam Reed runs past Furnace Creek
Nikki Seger paced me last year.  She's running this year....and looking as carefree as ever!
Nikki Seger paced me last year. She's running this year....and looking as carefree as ever!
Chicago buddies
Chicago buddies
There she goes with pacer Corey
There she goes with pacer Corey
Scott Jurek on the road to Stove Pipe Wells
Scott Jurek on the road to Stove Pipe Wells
He's a most graceful runner on trails AND the roads!
He's a most graceful runner on trails AND the roads!
The researchers are set up in the shade at the gas station at SPW, which does not have gas this year
The researchers are set up in the shade at the gas station at SPW, which does not have gas this year
Joe checks out the urine refractometer
Joe checks out the urine refractometer
Runner volunteers collected urine in containers. Urine output and specific gravity (a measure of hydration) was recorded.
Runner volunteers collected urine in containers. Urine output and specific gravity (a measure of hydration) was recorded.
We had ambulance support from 6am until 8pm the first day.
We had ambulance support from 6am until 8pm the first day.
Dan Jensen, Vietnam veteran with a below the knee amputation, stops briefly in SPW for the study
Dan Jensen, Vietnam veteran with a below the knee amputation, stops briefly in SPW for the study
It warms up nicely outside.
It warms up nicely outside.
Pam Reed comes through SPW
Pam Reed comes through SPW
Chris Kostman makes sure everything is going as planned
Chris Kostman makes sure everything is going as planned
Miles Hilton-Barber stops for blister help in the SPW medical HQ.
Miles Hilton-Barber stops for blister help in the SPW medical HQ.
I am overwhelmingly impressed with Miles' long list of accomplishments
I am overwhelmingly impressed with Miles' long list of accomplishments
Pacer Joe has a secret to his success.
Pacer Joe has a secret to his success.
We clean up the SPW medical HQ Tuesday morning, moving it to Lone Pine
We clean up the SPW medical HQ Tuesday morning, moving it to Lone Pine
We had a steady flow of runners all night long.
We had a steady flow of runners all night long.
We treated dehydration, hyponatremia, rhabdomyolysis, muscle cramping, heat exhaustion, and more!
We treated dehydration, hyponatremia, rhabdomyolysis, muscle cramping, heat exhaustion, and more!
All runners that were treated were either returned to the course to finish or wisely DNFd.
All runners that were treated were either returned to the course to finish or wisely DNFd.
The raven.
The raven.
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v3%2f81%2f452681%2f4%2f46291981.2005071487.jpg One of Rubin's crew vehicles at Panamint Springs
One of Rubin's crew vehicles at Panamint Springs
Nikki on the road, still looking good
Nikki on the road, still looking good
Nikki
Nikki
Check out her stride length!
Check out her stride length!
David being a dork again.
David being a dork again.
Nikki loves David
Nikki loves David
And we love Nikki!
And we love Nikki!
Marshall Ulrich on the way to his 13th Badwater finish
Marshall Ulrich on the way to his 13th Badwater finish
This man is absolutely amazing!
This man is absolutely amazing!
Lone Pine Time Station is open 24/7
Lone Pine Time Station is open 24/7
Runners' time board in Lone Pine. Jurek (#100) is at the bottom
Runners' time board in Lone Pine. Jurek (#100) is at the bottom
...and that's where Poosa goes to write in his winning - and course record! - time:  24:36:08!!!  Way to go Scott!
...and that's where Poosa goes to write in his winning - and course record! - time: 24:36:08!!! Way to go Scott!
Just 2 weeks after winning the Western States Endurance Run for the 7th time in a row, Scott sets a course record at Badwater.
Just 2 weeks after winning the Western States Endurance Run for the 7th time in a row, Scott sets a course record at Badwater.
We got about 2 hrs of sleep Monday night, and will get only 2 more hours the next night....and the next!
We got about 2 hrs of sleep Monday night, and will get only 2 more hours the next night....and the next!
Badwater medic Tom Peters, MD worked at the ALT aid station at Western States 2 weeks ago.
Badwater medic Tom Peters, MD worked at the ALT aid station at Western States 2 weeks ago.
Where would the Race be without Keith Kostman who heads of the webcast team!?
Where would the Race be without Keith Kostman who heads of the webcast team!?
Pam  comes through Lone Pine
Pam comes through Lone Pine
She is the first woman through the Lone Pine time station.  Only 13 miles to go!
She is the first woman through the Lone Pine time station. Only 13 miles to go!
Jody-Lynn & Norm's Sara
Jody-Lynn & Norm's Sara
What a cutie!
What a cutie!
Major Maples DNFd at SPW due to dehydration.  He gets 2-1/2 liters of IV fluids to help clear his kidneys.
Major Maples DNFd at SPW due to dehydration. He gets 2-1/2 liters of IV fluids to help clear his kidneys.
Jeff Lynn
Jeff Lynn
Most of the medical & research teams:
Most of the medical & research teams:
Ferg Hawke's toes after finishing in 2nd place.
Ferg Hawke's toes after finishing in 2nd place.
Camera in hand, Chris sleeps little for the entire 60 hours of the race and post-race awards ceremony
Camera in hand, Chris sleeps little for the entire 60 hours of the race and post-race awards ceremony
Marshall Ulrich and his crew finish in 36:48.
Marshall Ulrich and his crew finish in 36:48.
Marshall
Marshall
After struggling with electrolyte problems on the course, Mike Sweeney finishes strong in 36:54.
After struggling with electrolyte problems on the course, Mike Sweeney finishes strong in 36:54.
As one of the volunteers in our study, Sweeney submits to medical measurements after his finish.
As one of the volunteers in our study, Sweeney submits to medical measurements after his finish.
Unusual critter:   it takes little to entertain us after nearly 40 hours without sleep.
Unusual critter: it takes little to entertain us after nearly 40 hours without sleep.
Norm Albert 42:46
Norm Albert 42:46
Greg Eason 42:52
Greg Eason 42:52
After DNF'ing in 2003, Greg is proud of his strong finish.
After DNF'ing in 2003, Greg is proud of his strong finish.
Citronella candles and....
Citronella candles and....
suicidal moths
suicidal moths
v3%2f81%2f452681%2f4%2f46292436.20050714132.jpg The smiling Linda McFadden 40:00
The smiling Linda McFadden 40:00
Wanger
Wanger
Jeff Lynn
Jeff Lynn
Mike
Mike
Bruce
Bruce
Noora Alidina 42:30.
Noora Alidina 42:30.
Noora
Noora
Jody-Lynn & crew approach the finish line
Jody-Lynn & crew approach the finish line
Jody-Lynn Reicher 40:34
Jody-Lynn Reicher 40:34
Thorsten Treptow 43:08.
Thorsten Treptow 43:08.
Matthew Sessions 43:04
Matthew Sessions 43:04
Matthew made a phenomenal come-back after some struggles on the course and recovering from heat exhaustion in Lone Pine.
Matthew made a phenomenal come-back after some struggles on the course and recovering from heat exhaustion in Lone Pine.
It's now Wednesday morning....
It's now Wednesday morning....
Chris & Lisa
Chris & Lisa
The medical team is still at it!
The medical team is still at it!
finish line tasks
finish line tasks
Talk to the Hand
Talk to the Hand
Jurek's crew hangs at the finish line to cheer in the runners while Scott summits Mt. Whitney
Jurek's crew hangs at the finish line to cheer in the runners while Scott summits Mt. Whitney
Jurek's crew hangs at the finish line to cheer in the runners while Scott summits Mt. Whitney
Jurek's crew hangs at the finish line to cheer in the runners while Scott summits Mt. Whitney
Lisa & Leah at the finish
Lisa & Leah at the finish
Shayne steals a brief horizontal position...and he's STILL smiling!
Shayne steals a brief horizontal position...and he's STILL smiling!
Leon & Glenn
Leon & Glenn
Helen remains dedicated to the study & waits for the last runner volunteer to cross the finish line.
Helen remains dedicated to the study & waits for the last runner volunteer to cross the finish line.
Scott Weber (#10) finishes his 10th Badwater in 57:42.
Scott Weber (#10) finishes his 10th Badwater in 57:42.
Right behind Weber is Dan Jensen 57:44
Right behind Weber is Dan Jensen 57:44
And Jensen is followed shortly by Jack Denness (#70)  - 70 years old - in a time of 57:52.
And Jensen is followed shortly by Jack Denness (#70) - 70 years old - in a time of 57:52.
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Andrew Elder, Badwater rookie, approaches the finish.
Andrew Elder, Badwater rookie, approaches the finish.
Smiles fill the faces of Andrew and his crew
Smiles fill the faces of Andrew and his crew
Elder crosses the finish line.
Elder crosses the finish line.
Badwater legends Jack Denness, Scott Weber, & Dan Jensen congratulate each other
Badwater legends Jack Denness, Scott Weber, & Dan Jensen congratulate each other
Mags passes out Murphys in celebration.
Mags passes out Murphys in celebration.
Pop!
Pop!
Cheers!
Cheers!
Ahhh!
Ahhh!
Badwater rookie finisher Andrew Elder gets a Murphys too
Badwater rookie finisher Andrew Elder gets a Murphys too
v3%2f81%2f452681%2f4%2f46292961.20050714178.jpg Dan is glowing, doesn't mind the quick blood draw and medical check for the study.
Dan is glowing, doesn't mind the quick blood draw and medical check for the study.
Last finisher Christine Sell runs to the finish with her crew.
Last finisher Christine Sell runs to the finish with her crew.
Christine Sell, last official finisher of the 2005 Badwater Ultramarathon
Christine Sell, last official finisher of the 2005 Badwater Ultramarathon
From the first finisher till the last, Chris Kostman is present for every one.
From the first finisher till the last, Chris Kostman is present for every one.
Leah & Scott at the post-race awards ceremony.
Leah & Scott at the post-race awards ceremony.
Oops! This is Glenn from Scott's crew at Western States (and Badwater!). How'd this picture get into this album?
Oops! This is Glenn from Scott's crew at Western States (and Badwater!). How'd this picture get into this album?
Nikki gets her finisher's shirt and buckle
Nikki gets her finisher's shirt and buckle
Nikki has crewed & paced several years in a row. It's about time she got her own buckle!
Nikki has crewed & paced several years in a row. It's about time she got her own buckle!
Jack Denness & Art Webb cheer for the other finishers at the awards ceremony
Jack Denness & Art Webb cheer for the other finishers at the awards ceremony
Art Webb, 8-time Badwater finisher
Art Webb, 8-time Badwater finisher
Sigrid Eichner, age 64, is the oldest female finisher 52:45
Sigrid Eichner, age 64, is the oldest female finisher 52:45
That deep sense of satisfaction will last a looong time, Matt!
That deep sense of satisfaction will last a looong time, Matt!
Germany's Thorsten Treptow, 2 time Badwater finisher (2004 & 2005).
Germany's Thorsten Treptow, 2 time Badwater finisher (2004 & 2005).
Shannon Farar-Griefer buckles with a time of 47:06.  Congratulations, Shannon!
Shannon Farar-Griefer buckles with a time of 47:06. Congratulations, Shannon!
Judit Pallos, 2005's youngest Badwater entrant, finished 3rd place female in 39:33.
Judit Pallos, 2005's youngest Badwater entrant, finished 3rd place female in 39:33.
Mike Sweeney
Mike Sweeney
Scott personally congratulates each finisher.
Scott personally congratulates each finisher.
Scott's speech at the awards ceremony. He hints that he will be back!
Scott's speech at the awards ceremony. He hints that he will be back!
Sigrid
Sigrid
2004 Badwater reunion with Art Webb, Lisa Bliss, Chris Frost & Marshall Ulrich
2004 Badwater "reunion" with Art Webb, Lisa Bliss, Chris Frost & Marshall Ulrich
The 4 of us, plus David Bliss & Tom from Marshall's crew, will summit Mt. Whitney together the next morning.  (See next album!)
The 4 of us, plus David Bliss & Tom from Marshall's crew, will summit Mt. Whitney together the next morning. (See next album!)
Nikki and her crew
Nikki and her crew