START
DEATH VALLEY

ELEVATION
282FT BELOW SEA LEVEL

FINISH
MT. WHITNEY, CA

ELEVATION
14,505

August 23-25, 2012
Badwater SSC – “Solo Self-Contained Crossing” Ultramarathon

Follow Croix on a nonstop 146 mile 3 day race. It starts in the second hottest place on the planet with an air temperatures as hot as 129 degrees Fahrenheit and pavement temperatures up to 180 degrees. The course runs from the lowest point to the highest point in the continental United States, a 25,000 ft total elevation climb. “Self-contained” means that there are no aid stations or water stops along the way. Croix must push a 250 pound modified jogger cart for food and water. Only 5 people in history have attempted this and only two people have succeeded. Can Croix break the record? Sign up to find out.

Sep
05

When do you give up on your dreams?

You’ve seen it before, someone rising from the ashes to come back after they have been knock down for the count. This was the story in the making in Death Valley. One of the harshest environments on the Earth knocked…

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Aug
31

Badwater Solo Self Contained DNF

Death Valley is a brutal unforgiving place. I couldn’t adapt to the environment as I pushed too hard to make the time goal I set for myself. Ultimately pushing hard did me in, forcing me to abort the run. Months…

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Aug
16

Broken rib update for Badwater Solo ultramarathon

I was run through the coals on Facebook when I said that I would run Badwater solo with broken ribs and it was hotter than the blacktop in Death Valley. I was stoned and bashed for being irresponsible, even by my…

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Aug
13

Possible Disaster for Croix Sather’s Badwater Solo Run

It could be disaster for my Badwater Solo Ultramarathon. Just one week away it’s the kind of thing you pray doesn’t happen … happens. It was my last day to spend time with my kids before I challenge the most…

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Aug
03

Badwater SSC Solo cart part 4 – major design problem

The cart is starting to look complete. The skin is on and the brakes are fully functional. While it is starting to look complete, I found a major design problem. Something that must be fixed or the run across Death…

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