Monday, July 20, 2009

2009 Badwater Ultramarathon - Quick Update

I finally made it home yesterday after a week in both Death Valley at Badwater and crewing this weekend at the Vermont 100.  It has been, to say the least, a week of highs and lows....a true emotional roller coaster.

The short of it is that we finished the 135 miles at Badwater in a "race time" of 52:44:03, with 7 hours and 20 minutes of that time being lost due to the fire at the top of the portal road.  Our actual total time was 45:24:03, buckling with plenty of time to spare.  I couldn't not have accomplished this without my entire crew, and can never thank them enough.  Wayne, Lane, Jen, Brian and Jeff, you are forever family.  Thanks for putting up with my misery and extreme moodiness out there on the course, and more importantly, thanks for taking time out of your lives to get me to buckle. 


The long of it will come as soon as I can catch up on work an family stuff, and get my head around what we have accomplished.

12 comments:

  1. Awesome accomplishment!! Can't wait to hear about the race.

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  2. Great job TONY! We knew you would make it with a smoking (ha ha) finish! Despite the challenges you buckled on your first Badwater. Quite an accomplishment and we send our congrats! - Helene and Todd

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  3. good job Anthony! i am so proud of you and cannot wait for your epic report!

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  4. Congrats! What an accomplishment!

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  5. Congratulations, Tony! It was great to see you there.

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  6. Great job Tony!!! You did it.

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  7. Congrats again Tony, what a great accomplishment.

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  8. Glad you made it back and still have the facilities to process it in the near future. Not to mention help out at an ultra just a few days later. Wow oh wow.

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  9. Congrads Tony!!!!! Jen looks like a race car driver with that jacket in the post race photo
    :)

    Dean

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  10. Tony, you kick ass!! ...and way to do it right and wait around for the road to re-open too. You're a true champion.
    Sorry I missed you at VT, but I'm sure we'll catch up down the road somewhere!!
    All the best,
    Dan

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  11. Just found your blog - good stuff. I can't wait to read about Badwater - one of my favorite events of the year. I'm sure I'll never run it, but would love to see it in person someday.

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