Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Lisa Smith-Batchen 50 miles in 50 states

Beginning April 19th, and ending June 19th, 2010, one of the world's premier ultra-runner Lisa Smith-Batchen will be running 50 miles in each of the 50 states. Though many have ran a marathon distance in each of the 50 states, no one has ever ran 50 miles in each state. And she'll be running just about every day.

Accompanying her will be a nun, sister Mary Beth Lloyd, age 61. Sister Mary Beth is not new to ultrarunning. She has accompanied Lisa on many occasions, including the picture below which I took when I was at Badwater 2008. They are on the climb out of Panamint Valley, the second of three major climbs at Badwater.

May 15th, Lisa and Sister Mary Beth will be in Tulsa, running her 50 miler in the state of oklahoma. I will be joining them. I'm looking forward to taking part of an great adventure. Their cause is to raise funds for orphans in the United States and abroad.

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