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2008 Badwater Ultramarathon
"the year of humidity, storms and flash-floods"

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July 14-16, 2008

Ian Parker completes the 2008 Badwater Ultramarathon, a gruelling treck of 135 miles from Death Valley to Mt. Whitney in temperatures approaching 130F that is billed as "the World's toughest footrace". This was his 7th consecutive official finish, in a time of 57:10:40.

Please click HERE to support his efforts to raise funds for the Challenged Athletes Foundation. Many thanks to those who have already contributed.

Click HERE for the Badwater website; HERE for the race webcast; and HERE for finishing times and splits.

Click HERE to download a PowerPoint Slideshow

See the Orange County Register article on Ian's 2006 Badwater run
"The Hottest Man in Orange County"


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