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Badwater 135

Wednesday July 24th, 2024
Furnace Creek & Lone Pine, CA
Distance: 135 Miles
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Recognized globally as "the world’s toughest foot race," this legendary event pits up to 90 of the world’s toughest athletes runners, triathletes, adventure racers, and mountaineers against one another and the elements. Badwater 135 is the most demanding and extreme running race offered anywhere on the planet.

Covering 135 miles (217km) non-stop from Death Valley to Mt. Whitney, CA, the Badwater® 135. The start line is at Badwater Basin, Death Valley, which marks the lowest elevation in North America at 280’ (85m) below sea level. The race finishes at Whitney Portal at 8,300’ (2530m), which is the trailhead to the Mt. Whitney summit, the highest point in the contiguous United States. The Badwater 135 course covers three mountain ranges for a total of 14,600’ (4450m) of cumulative vertical ascent and 6,100’ (1859m) of cumulative descent.

Competitors travel through places or landmarks with names like Mushroom Rock, Furnace Creek, Salt Creek, Devil’s Cornfield, Devil’s Golf Course, Stovepipe Wells, Panamint Springs, Darwin, Keeler, Lone Pine, Alabama Hills, and the Sierra Nevada.

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Badwater 135, Race Date: 2023-07-06, Distance: 135 Miles
Division Time Name Age Home
Male 22:28:08 Holvik Simen 46 NOR
2nd Male 23:52:29 Ishikawa Yoshihiko 35 JPN
3rd Male 27:06:49 Lewis Harvey 47 USA
4th Male 27:32:46 Burke Shawn 36 USA
Female 21:44:35 Paulson Ashley 41 USA
2nd Female 25:42:51 Ahuja Sonia 47 USA
3rd Female 27:49:24 Connor Maree 43 AUS
4th Female 30:11:52 Brown Viktoria 47 CAN
Division Time Name Age Home
M 40-49 22:28:08 Holvik Simen 46 NOR
M 50-59 29:07:37 Nott Todd 59 USA
M 60-69 33:34:30 Westergaard Danny 64 USA
F 40-49 21:44:35 Paulson Ashley 41 USA
F 50-59 31:52:28 Lubetsky Caryn 52 USA
F 60-69 35:05:24 Reed Pam 62 USA
Badwater 135

About the course.

The course consists of three mountain ranges, a total of 13,000 feet of cumulative vertical ascent and 4,700 feet of cumulative descent. Temperatures are typically in the 115 degree to 120 degree range, but can go up to 130 degrees, with 5 a.m. and 10 p.m. temperatures in the 90s. The heat, the dry and mountainous terrain, the roller coaster climbs and dips, not to mention the surreal nature of being so removed from the world makes this race a unique challenge.

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