Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Anita smashes Badwater Double Women's record
This is an e-mail Anita sent to one of her crew:
"Well we did it!!! Thanks to all your great support and the rest of my wonderful crew, I was able to reach the summit of Mt. Whitney from Badwater in a time of 52:17, breaking the previous best time set by a British woman of 52:45. A VERY tough climb and an even tougher descent. The descent took nme two hours longer than the climb. I told you I suck at going downhill.
I completed the double also, breaking the old women's record of 143:25, in a time of 129:44. It was great having Ben and Denise and Kari and Phil there for me. It was 131F coming back into Badwater and there was a headwind of 20-30mph.
Thanks for all your help, patience and effort.
Congratulations to Anita the Trail Princess. You are an amazing lady and a great athlete.