The 33rd edition of the Badwater Ultramarathon, recognized globally as “the world’s toughest foot race,” will take place on July 12-14. Hammer Nutrition has been a longtime sponsor of this epic event, and we’re honored to be a major sponsor of this year’s edition. You can follow the race online (live updates, time splits, and results) at http://www.badwater.com/2010web/index.php.
A number of Hammer Nutrition athletes are competing in this year’s race, including women’s course record holder, Jamie Donaldson, who is seeking to “three-peat” after winning in 2008 and 2009. Ultrarunner extraordinaire Connie Gardner is attempting her first Badwater and looking forward to having an excellent race. Amy Palmiero-Winters, who recently became the first amputee to finish The Western States Endurance Run (a.k.a. The Western States 100), is looking to repeat that remarkable feat at Badwater. On the men’s side, Ray Sanchez is looking to have a solid Badwater and complete history’s first “BAD 135,” three of the hardest 135-mile foot races on the planet (Brazil, Arrowhead, and Death Valley) in a single calendar year. Jimmy Dean Freeman, an outstanding ultrarunner and highly respected coach, is ready to add Badwater to his lengthy list of accomplishments. Last, but certainly not least, is “Ageless” Arthur Webb (a.k.a. “The Grinder”). At 68 years young, Arthur is looking to complete his 13th consecutive Badwater and has set a goal of a sub-40 hour time.