Friday, August 01, 2014

Congrats, Lisa Smith-Bachen on Finishing The Badwater Quad

Imagine attempting the original Badwater course, 135+ miles across Death Valley right to the top of Mt. Whitney, and then turning around and doing it backwards. Now imagine refueling and doing the double ONE MORE TIME. That's the Badwater Quad, 584 miles of complete insanity. And it's what Lisa Smith-Batchen finished in July in 14 days, 3 hours, and 51 minutes, becoming the first woman to do so. The LA Times has a great write up about it here.

(Lisa on one of her four passes down the highway)

(Elation!)

Lisa and her crew went after the grueling record to raise money for clean water, and is still accepting donations. Congrats, Lisa!

2 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! What a huge achievement and the support for such a wonderful cause is massive.

    I heard about the clean water book that they have out for sale, the pages act as a water filtration system for a year and I think it's only 7 dollars. I love seeing so many people looking to help solve such a huge world crisis like this.

    Way to push yourself, it's SO inspiring!!!

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