Thursday, July 17, 2014

You cannot be serious . . . Badwater x4???

The Badwater 135 advertises itself as the world's toughest foot race - imagine running 135 miles in July through the California desert and finishing on Mt. Whitney!

The record for finishing is just under 23 hours, which is pretty staggering to think about.

Now imagine running it back to back.

And one more time.

And one more after that.

That's what Lisa Smith-Batchen accomplished this month. 584 miles! Not surprisingly, she did this as a fundraising event for Badwater4Goodwater, a non-profit she founded to help build wells for clean drinking water in Ethiopia and India. It makes sense that running for a goal like that is what it takes to run Badwater four times in a row.

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