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Keeping Cool At The Badwater Ultramarathon

Some insight on the 135 mile foot race.

Here is proof that ultrarunners aren’t such an odd lot…and then I saw the guy with the pink tutu.

Badwater Ultramarathon Race Start Video (3 waves)

(If you can’t see the video, click here.)

Mile 17 Aid Station Video

See Jamie Donaldson (2008 Female winner) cruising through this aid-station and watch how athletes keep their core body temps down when the air temperature is 120+ F. Ice, ice, and more ice.

(If you can’t see the video, click here.)

My biggest concern would be chaffing when covered with this much water. Yikes! I assume they know what works for him.

Be active – Feel the buzz!

David –

About the author

David Hanenburg David Hanenburg is the passionate dirt-lovin' creator of Endurance Buzz and has been playing in the endurance sports world since 2000 after knockin' the dust off of his Trek 950 hardtail thanks to a friend asking to go ride some local dirt. In 2007 he ran his first ultra on the trails and fell in love with the sport and its people. For more information on David's endurance sports journey, check out the About page.

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