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The 2006 Badwater Ultramarathon - Death Valley, CA 07.24-26.06

see Glenn Tachiyama's photos from the race: http://www.pbase.com/gtach/bwu2006 see Brian Kuhn's photos: http://brian.kuhn.name/pictures/2006Badwater see Corey's photos: http://jayandcorey.smugmug.com/gallery/1717190 see Rick Palmer's photos of Dave Bursler's race: http://www.pbase.com/dbursler/root
Jeff & Jamie in Las Vegas Sunday
Jeff & Jamie in Las Vegas Sunday
testing the scales
testing the scales
testing the scales
testing the scales
we buy weights so that we can calibrate the scales
we buy weights so that we can calibrate the scales
Shannon Farar-Griefer & Jeff Lynn
Shannon Farar-Griefer & Jeff Lynn
pre-race meeting
pre-race meeting
Stephanie Ehret & Lisa Henson
Stephanie Ehret & Lisa Henson
Tia Bodington, Steph & Lisa
Tia Bodington, Steph & Lisa
Shannon's team
Shannon's team
arguably the best looking team
arguably the best looking team
Dave Bursler
Dave Bursler
Dave's pre-race mug shot
Dave's pre-race mug shot
Runners getting mug shots taken
Runners getting mug shots taken
Angelfish
"Angelfish"
Jody-Lynn Reicher
Jody-Lynn Reicher
weather station at the pre-race meeting (that's a heat index of 130F/54C)
weather station at the pre-race meeting (that's a heat index of 130F/54C)
in the shade
in the shade
Nikki takes the opportunity to sleep
Nikki takes the opportunity to sleep
Jay does too
Jay does too
Lisa's feet
Lisa's feet
Leah's feet
Leah's feet
Scott's feet
Scott's feet
Scott Weber
Scott Weber
Scott Weber's 10-year award
Scott Weber's 10-year award
Mary Gorski
Mary Gorski
David & Jeff
David & Jeff
Linda McFadden
Linda McFadden
The awesome Medical Team....if I may say so myself
The awesome Medical Team....if I may say so myself
Front: Andy, Jamie, Lisa.  Back: Kent, John, Dave, Woofie, David, Jeff & Chris
Front: Andy, Jamie, Lisa. Back: Kent, John, Dave, Woofie, David, Jeff & Chris
Laurie, Chris, me, Anna
Laurie, Chris, me, Anna
posse
posse
Dinner in Furnace Creek
Dinner in Furnace Creek
chilling on the porch after the rain & sand storm
chilling on the "porch" after the rain & sand storm
Dave Heckman & Andy Jacobson
Dave Heckman & Andy Jacobson
Chris early Monday morning
Chris early Monday morning
Laurie & Chris on the way to the 6 am race start
Laurie & Chris on the way to the 6 am race start
runners from the 6 am start group weigh in
runners from the 6 am start group weigh in
David Goggins weighs in
David Goggins weighs in
Dan Jensen weighs in
Dan Jensen weighs in
How many doctors does it take to weigh a runner?
How many doctors does it take to weigh a runner?
calibrating the scale for those who say it is off
calibrating the scale for those who say it is "off"
t1%2f81%2f452681%2f4%2f64271753.2dxRh3Hk.jpg don't argue with me about the scale - it's accurate!
don't argue with me about the scale - it's accurate!
10-time finisher Scott Weber weighs in
10-time finisher Scott Weber weighs in
6 am runners gather at the start line banner. it's 101F/38C with 21% humidity (twice the usual)
6 am runners gather at the start line banner. it's 101F/38C with 21% humidity (twice the usual)
6 am start
6 am start
t1%2f81%2f452681%2f4%2f64272451.523mbwqe.jpg Jeff is impressed with Dave's weather station....or maybe just with Dave
Jeff is impressed with Dave's weather station....or maybe just with Dave
Support from Liberty Ambulance just in case
Support from Liberty Ambulance just in case
Bonnie Busch crews for Jay Hodde, and in the spirit of Tammy
Bonnie Busch crews for Jay Hodde, and in the spirit of Tammy
the field research lab
the field research lab
8 am start group gathers.  it's 103 F/39 C with 22% humidity
8 am start group gathers. it's 103 F/39 C with 22% humidity
which way to hold the refractometer?? ....just kidding
which way to hold the refractometer?? ....just kidding
wow!  a kaleidoscope!
wow! a kaleidoscope!
Ruben Cantu
Ruben Cantu
Woofie & Ruben
Woofie & Ruben
Jeff
Jeff
Race staff seeking shade as the morning sun rises
Race staff seeking shade as the morning sun rises
Dave Bursler is part of our research study and gets his blood drawn before the 10 am start
Dave Bursler is part of our research study and gets his blood drawn before the 10 am start
We will be measuring sodium balance in our research subjects during the race
We will be measuring sodium balance in our research subjects during the race
this won't hurt a bit....nothing like what you are about ready to subject yourself to
this won't hurt a bit....nothing like what you are about ready to subject yourself to
iSTATs give instant electrolyte levels...but not in the heat (even when stored in a cooler!)
iSTATs give instant electrolyte levels...but not in the heat (even when stored in a cooler!)
10 am start.  110.3 F/44 C with 17% humidity.  These runners will have a tough go at in this weather!
10 am start. 110.3 F/44 C with 17% humidity. These runners will have a tough go at in this weather!
10 am start
10 am start
10 am start
10 am start
shoes
shoes
media
media
Dave Bursler
Dave Bursler
Leah bidding farewell to Scott....at least till the first mile
Leah bidding farewell to Scott....at least till the first mile
Scott stretches
Scott stretches
Dori Robertson (center) takes photos of her runner, Dave Bursler
Dori Robertson (center) takes photos of her runner, Dave Bursler
get ready
get ready
Dave Heckman on the road
Dave Heckman on the road
A shy Ferg?    NOT!!
A shy Ferg? NOT!!
t1%2f81%2f452681%2f4%2f64273833.MllkLt7A.jpg Mike Sweeney
Mike Sweeney
fast runner
fast runner
Gerard Bavato from France
Gerard Bavato from France
Jeff & Dave on the course
Jeff & Dave on the course
Dusan Mravlje from Slovenia
Dusan Mravlje from Slovenia
Charlie Engle #3 followed by Dave Bursler #41
Charlie Engle #3 followed by Dave Bursler #41
Dean Karnazes
Dean Karnazes
2005 Badwater champion and course record holder Scott Jurek
2005 Badwater champion and course record holder Scott Jurek
Juergen Hofmann #5 from Germany & David Jones #95 from TN
Juergen Hofmann #5 from Germany & David Jones #95 from TN
Pam Reed
Pam Reed
William Sichel #52 from the UK
William Sichel #52 from the UK
Luis Escobar
Luis Escobar
Whoa!  Chris Frost
Whoa! Chris Frost
researchers on the course.  are we having fun yet?
researchers on the course. are we having fun yet?
Get ready!  Here comes Scott!
Get ready! Here comes Scott!
removing Scott's first of 3 sweat patches
removing Scott's first of 3 sweat patches
we will be chasing Dave (right) down next
we will be chasing Dave (right) down next
Wanger in Furnace Creek
Wanger in Furnace Creek
John Vonhof, author of Fixing Your Feet shows us his own
John Vonhof, author of "Fixing Your Feet" shows us his own
Jamie helps set up the medical HQ at Stove Pipe Wells
Jamie helps set up the medical HQ at Stove Pipe Wells
Casualties at the SPW Medical HQ
Casualties at the SPW Medical HQ
Well, not really.  In fact, after a little foot care, Jonathan Gunderson, returned to the course...and smoked it!
Well, not really. In fact, after a little foot care, Jonathan Gunderson, returned to the course...and smoked it!
Free medical check-ups for the Race Director (118/66 if you want to know)
Free medical check-ups for the Race Director (118/66 if you want to know)
Laurie & Chris during a rare sitting moment
Laurie & Chris during a rare sitting moment
Scott Jacaway, crew & pacer for Robert Andrulis
Scott Jacaway, crew & pacer for Robert Andrulis
Jeff & I do a good job pretending to relax
Jeff & I do a good job pretending to relax
David at Stove Pipe Wells
David at Stove Pipe Wells
Scott drops in to our easy-up for a blood and urine test, and a new sweat patch
Scott drops in to our "easy-up" for a blood and urine test, and a new sweat patch
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Pam Reed
Stovepipe Wells Medical HQ gets busy
Stovepipe Wells Medical HQ gets busy
Pam
Pam
Pam & her excellent crew
Pam & her excellent crew
John Vonhof treats Bill LaDieu at Stovepipe Wells
John Vonhof treats Bill LaDieu at Stovepipe Wells
concentrated urine from a dehydrated runner
concentrated urine from a dehydrated runner
please do not take vitamins that distort the color of urine during a race like this!
please do not take vitamins that distort the color of urine during a race like this!
sampling urine during a down time
sampling urine during a "down" time
Jeff Lynn & Dave Heckman in Lone Pine
Jeff Lynn & Dave Heckman in Lone Pine
Storm over Whitney
Storm over Whitney
Jurek crew vehicle on the portal road about 7 miles from the finish
Jurek crew vehicle on the portal road about 7 miles from the finish
race staff at the finish
race staff at the finish
Akos Konya (from the 6 am start group) waits for Scott Jurek at the finish line
Akos Konya (from the 6 am start group) waits for Scott Jurek at the finish line
Karsten Solheim, crew & pacer for Akos
Karsten Solheim, crew & pacer for Akos
Jeff & Dave, still with reflective gear on from the night.
Jeff & Dave, still with reflective gear on from the night.
Glenn Tachiyama & Leah wait anxiously for Scott
Glenn Tachiyama & Leah wait anxiously for Scott
Glenn prepares for a finish line photo of the 2006 Badwater champion
Glenn prepares for a finish line photo of the 2006 Badwater champion
Scott Jurek finishes in 25:41
Scott Jurek finishes in 25:41
This year he is tired;  the added humidity took its toll on all the runners
This year he is tired; the added humidity took its toll on all the runners
Ben Jones & Dusty, Scott's pacer
Ben Jones & Dusty, Scott's pacer
Leah Jurek
Leah Jurek
Scott & Akos
Scott & Akos
t1%2f81%2f452681%2f4%2f64275206.87sce120.jpg Akos Konya takes 2nd place in 25:58 - not bad for a rookie!  I bet he'll be back next year.
Akos Konya takes 2nd place in 25:58 - not bad for a rookie! I bet he'll be back next year.
Scott's crew
Scott's crew
Jamie & me in Lone Pine
Jamie & me in Lone Pine
t1%2f81%2f452681%2f4%2f64277907.HrDfVOvX.jpg Exhaustion & good friends make for lots of goofy fun
Exhaustion & good friends make for lots of goofy fun
After struggling to Lone Pine, Dave Bursler scurries up the mountain in under 4 hours for a 44:55 finish
After struggling to Lone Pine, Dave Bursler scurries up the mountain in under 4 hours for a 44:55 finish
Kostman's shoes
Kostman's shoes
Chris Kostman
Chris Kostman
Don Lundell, Andy & Jeff who is catching a quick nap
Don Lundell, Andy & Jeff who is catching a quick nap
Chris & the Zombies, Don & Gillian
Chris & the Zombies, Don & Gillian
self-photo
self-photo
another self-portrait.  after 50 hours of non-stop work, anything can be funny
another self-portrait. after 50 hours of non-stop work, anything can be funny
Jeff's self portrait
Jeff's self portrait
Marc Sanderson
Marc Sanderson
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46:36
46:36
t1%2f81%2f452681%2f4%2f64277982.39cfTG67.jpg good thing they didn't order the short stack
good thing they didn't order the "short stack"
Andy goes for the eggs
Andy goes for the eggs
t1%2f81%2f452681%2f4%2f64278006.D6Ksj9kk.jpg I mooch from everybody and make a sandwich
I mooch from everybody and make a sandwich
Jamie, me & Mags
Jamie, me & Mags
Lisa Smith-Batchen (49:23) & Mario Lacerda (53:27)
Lisa Smith-Batchen (49:23) & Mario Lacerda (53:27)
Lisa will rest for a few hours, then summit Mt. Whitney & then follow her steps back through Death Valley to Badwater
Lisa will rest for a few hours, then summit Mt. Whitney & then follow her steps back through Death Valley to Badwater
Taking medical supply inventory for next year
Taking medical supply inventory for next year
whatta flippin' mess!
whatta flippin' mess!
Kent & Jeff
Kent & Jeff
Dr. Jeff Lynn is from Slippery Rock University in PA, hence the T-shirt
Dr. Jeff Lynn is from Slippery Rock University in PA, hence the T-shirt
Woofie Humpage (note the neatly packed totes in the back - did we clean up or what!)
Woofie Humpage (note the neatly packed totes in the back - did we clean up or what!)
Dave Bursler & his crew at the awards ceremony (Dave, Rick, Dori, Phil)
Dave Bursler & his crew at the awards ceremony (Dave, Rick, Dori, Phil)
Needs no introduction
Needs no introduction
Jay Hodde finishes on his third attempt in 56:52
Jay Hodde finishes on his third attempt in 56:52
Jay & Corey (who doesn't like crust)
Jay & Corey (who doesn't like crust)
Rookie Maria Lemus smokes the course in 39:50
Rookie Maria Lemus smokes the course in 39:50
My boyfriend, Art Webb, buckles again (45:07)
My boyfriend, Art Webb, buckles again (45:07)
the omnipresent Don Meyer
the omnipresent Don Meyer
Don Meyer
Don Meyer
Leah Jurek
Leah Jurek
Andy & Dave
Andy & Dave
Kent it's all gooood Wang
Kent "it's all gooood" Wang
Jeannie Ennis, the 2005 Hall of Fame inductee & first women to race through Death Valley
Jeannie Ennis, the 2005 Hall of Fame inductee & first women to race through Death Valley
After having kidney trouble last year, Tim Kjenstad finishes this year in 55:49 with no problems peeing!
After having kidney trouble last year, Tim Kjenstad finishes this year in 55:49 with no problems peeing!
Dave Bursler & Art Webb stand for the awards
Dave Bursler & Art Webb stand for the awards
Chris Frost (40:32)
Chris Frost (40:32)
Note to self:  save as a blackmail picture
Note to self: save as a blackmail picture
Robert Andrulis (43:21) & team (Scott Jacaway on the left caught the Badwater bug)
Robert Andrulis (43:21) & team (Scott Jacaway on the left caught the Badwater bug)
Ferg joins in the medical team picture.  (He's had a few well-earned beers)
Ferg joins in the medical team picture. (He's had a few well-earned beers)
Final 2006 medical team shot
Final 2006 medical team shot
2006 Badwater medical team
2006 Badwater medical team
Me & Kent, colleagues & friends from The Rehab Institute of Chicago
Me & Kent, colleagues & friends from The Rehab Institute of Chicago
Dave Heckman & Marvin Snowbarger (46:13)
Dave Heckman & Marvin Snowbarger (46:13)
Jonathan Gunderson, age 28 (43:33)
Jonathan Gunderson, age 28 (43:33)
Research buds
Research buds
Jamie, Chris and me
Jamie, Chris and me
post-post-race party at the pool
post-post-race party at the pool
Brian Kuhn, Mary Gorski, Scott Jacaway
Brian Kuhn, Mary Gorski, Scott Jacaway
Corey, Lisa, Nikki
Corey, Lisa, Nikki
Dave & Jamie
Dave & Jamie
David & Lisa
David & Lisa
Nikki & David
Nikki & David
Corey is pretty in pink
Corey is pretty in pink
Chris Frost the next morning. The party is still happening - time for the Thursday AM breakfast
Chris Frost the next morning. The party is still happening - time for the Thursday AM breakfast
Chris's feet
Chris's feet
Xy (41:04)
Xy (41:04)
Jay
Jay
Xy
Xy
Can you believe Xy wore THESE after the race?!  Now THAT's tough!
Can you believe Xy wore THESE after the race?! Now THAT's tough!
Frost gets real food
Frost gets real food
Nikki & Mary eat
Nikki & Mary eat
crew eats
crew eats
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Ruben & Chris
Ruben & Chris
Kari Marchant & Art Webb
Kari Marchant & Art Webb
Mary Gorski
Mary Gorski
Jody-Lynn & her girls
Jody-Lynn & her girls
The incredible Mr. T
The incredible Mr. T
11 time finisher Scott Weber & his wife Laura
11 time finisher Scott Weber & his wife Laura
hmm, after 60 hours of providing medical care, I am skeptical that this is really beer!
hmm, after 60 hours of providing medical care, I am skeptical that this is really beer!