Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Badwater is conquered!


Congratulations to Michele Santilhano, who just completed the Badwater Ultramarathon in 39:42:23!!!!!

She finished in 29th place out of 80 runners who toed the line at Badwater Basin on Monday morning.

I was somewhat wrong in my prediction of 48 hours, but I knew she would earn the Buckle for sure (under 48 hour finishers receive the coveted Badwater belt buckle).

I hope to hear from her this week, to find out if she went on to make the ascent to Mt. Whitney, I think she will do it.....

Here is a photo of her crossing the finish at Whitney Portal...

Yea.... she's still smiling!!!!!

2 comments:

SteveQ said...

I can't get used to seeing people dressed in layers of clothes at Badwater, considering the heat, but I guess it cools at night. Breaking 40 hours is amazing.

MN Ultra Runner said...

Wow, very cool! Almost makes you want to toe that starting line someday!