By Chris Henderson
This is an off-kayak topic, but it shows that Wavewalk dealers don’t only paddle, fish and hunt!
Andrew Heath from the Gig Harbor, WA dealership successfully ran his first 100 mile Badger Mountain Challenge Ultra Marathon. His time was 22 hours and 40 minutes.
Andrew, my son-in-law, partner in our Wavewalk dealership Fishing Kayaks of Gig harbor, and kayak fishing and hunting buddy, finished yesterday morning. He ran 100 miles in 22 hours and 40 minutes! He was 9th overall from a field of 68 runners.
What an incredible achievement! In the spirit of good sportsmanship I have challenged him to establish once for all who is faster in the 50 yard dash. Today only. I don’t think he will be taking me up. 😀 He is out of this world sore.
He had the family to help pace him after 50 miles. So some of my other sons (who did not train) helped and are also pretty sore. Drake (one of my twins) ran 12 miles with him. Jordan (my oldest) ran 7, and my daughter, Andrew’s wife did a couple of times as well.
Here are some of the pictures of the event. My daughter and grandkids were out supporting daddy. They had t-shirts made that said “My Daddy can run 100 miles….. can yours?” 😀
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4 thoughts on “WA Wavewalk fan finishes the 100 mile Ultra Marathon in less than 24 hours”
“Incredible” sounds like a euphemism in this case! 😮
Before you told me about Andrew’s preparations for this race I didn’t even know that it was possible for a human to run 100 miles… I still find it unimaginable!
What a wonderful family! 🙂
Speaking of endurance races, here is another amazing feat: https://wavewalk.com/blog/2012/08/10/paddling-340-miles-in-83-hours-in-my-11-ft-long-w-fishing-kayak-by-clint-harlan-missouri/
Congrats Andrew, 100 miles is amazing.
Plus you had your wonderful pacers to keep you going.
What a great feeling that had to be to come across the finish line and find you were in 9th place, in the top 10. 🙂
Congrats again on an amazing race.
Tight Lines, and MoPaddle Safe all.
I find it very hard to understand… it’s like running four marathons in 24 hours! 😮