Wednesday, 14 July 2010


I had no shoes and complained, until I met a (wo)man who had no feet.

Badwater covers 135 miles (217km) traversing over 3 mountain passes and is a non-stop race from Death Valley to Mount Whitney California. During the race temperatures can rise up to 130F (55c) and ground temperatures reaching close to 200 degrees, it is the most demanding and extreme running race offered anywhere on the planet.

Amy Palmero-Winters who unfortunately dropped out of this years Badwater when she had problems with her prosthetic limb a truelly amazing athlete.


  1. Yes, Amy is indeed a remarkable woman. I met her at this year's World 24 hr Championships in France. I was in the UK team, she was in the US team.

    She had to keep stopping every few hours to have her stump massaged and vaseline (or similar) applied to the prosthetic limb. She still managed about 200k. An amazing performance.

    Almost as remarkable was the fact that she ran the entire race in vest and shorts - even though it was cold and foggy by dawn. Most of us Brits were wearing gloves, hats (or two) and sweatshirts overnight.

    My report can be seen at

  2. Thanks for the link Chris, I can but dream to be in the UK team but need the help when it comes to training and how to go about it properly.