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Bob Becker
Gender: Male
Birthday: 1945-04-18
Residence: america  


  • 2015 Nutrimatix Badwater 135

Elegant demeanour:


Bob Becker is a Florida ultra runner and race director. At age 70 in 2015, he became the oldest person to have completed Badwater 146 and the Badwater Double, as well as the three-event Badwater Ultra Cup. Bob has raced distances of over 50km to 100 miles, the Grand 2 Grand desert stage race, Marathon des Sables, and the Badwater 135 (3 times). A full-time race director, Bob produces the KEYS 100 and EVERGLADES ULTRAS, each a distinct and memorable adventure in southern Florida.  Bob ran his first marathon in 2002 at the age of 57 and was hooked. He started Ultra running and has never looked back - running many 100-mile and 50-mile races throughout the U.S. while surviving radical prostate cancer in 2006 and recovering from a fractured femur during a race in 05.  Since 2003, Bob Becker has run the Boston Marathon, climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, raced in the 150-mile Marathon des Sables stage race in the Sahara Desert in Morocco (2005), the 167 mile Grand 2 Grand Ultra stage race in the southwestern U.S. (2012) and the 120-mile TransRockies stage race in Colorado (2016). Bob has completed "Badwater 135" three times, the iconic 135-mile road race through Death Valley that ends at the Mt. Whitney Portal at 8,300 feet,  In July 2015, after his third completion, Bob continued to the summit of Mt. Whitney (14,505 ft.), then ran back to the start of the race at the Badwater Basin. That 292 mile round trip is known as the "Badwater Double".   At 70 years of age, Bob had just broken the age record by 11 years!

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