Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Spring Desert Ultra Trail Running Festival

Spring Desert Ultra Trail Running Festival guest speaker

We are sorry to announce that due to a prior commitment David Horton will not be speaking at our Spring Desert Ultra Trail Running Festival, but we are very excited to announce Montrail's Lisa Smith-Batchen as our guest speaker for this year?s festival. With an incredible resume, some of her accomplishments include:
7 Badwater Ultramarathons- 3 first place finishes
Grand Slam of Ultrarunning finisher (2003)- 1st female, 7th overall
2 Marathon des Sables (running desert stage race)- first and only American female to win the event in it?s 18 year history (1999)
100 mile PR of 18:26
50 mile PR of 6:42
3 Eco-Challenge multi sport adventure races
2 Raid Gaulioses multi sport adventure races
7 Hawaiian Ironman Championships: PR 10:33:27
20+ ultramarathons of 50 miles or more
over 90 marathons with a PR of 2:48:52
For more about Lisa you could check out her website at http://www.lisasmithbatchen.com or for more about the Spring Desert Ultra Trail Running Festival you could check out www.geminiadventures.com

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