From Intensive Care to BADWATER 135 ULTRAMARATHON
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From Intensive Care to BADWATER 135 ULTRAMARATHON

Badwater 135 is a 217km race in the Badwater Basin in California's Death Valley where temperatures reach 54Celcius, and ends at an altitude of 2548 meters Whitney Portal from 10...

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Badwater 135 is a 217km race in the Badwater Basin in California's Death Valley where temperatures reach 54Celcius, and ends at an altitude of 2548 meters Whitney Portal from 10-12 July.

    I came out of intensive care to win, I believe I can!

          After a month in coma, two deep venous thrombosis, two surgical interventions (1 craniotomy and 1 cranioplasty). My probability of surviving was almost nil, and if that happened I would never go back to work. Physical activities and adventure sports do not even think because my autonomy would be practically nil. That was what was written in the medical reports four years ago. It weighed 98 kg, without mobility, extremely sedentary and without concrete goals of change.

          The Ultra Marathon was the sport that gave me back joy, happiness, physical, emotional and psychological well-being, which made you go back to setting goals, setting objectives, and this is the culmination of a dream, IT'S BELIEVING IT'S ACHIEVING.

Regato sinuoso

Badwater Ultramarathon is described as "the most difficult race in the world". It is a 217-mile course that begins 85 m below sea level in the Badwater Basin in California's Death Valley and ends at an altitude of 2548 m at Whitney Portal, the trail to Mount Whitney. It occurs annually in mid-July, when the weather conditions are more extreme and temperatures can reach 54 ° C. Due to these requirements very few people - even among ultramarathoners - are able to end this grueling race.

The organization does not provide any support, each athlete must provide their own support team and vehicle. The crew provides your athlete with all your needs, including water, ice, food, stimulation and first aid.

To complete the course each athlete has a limit of 48 hours. Finishers receive a belt buckle and medal, but no prize is awarded. In recent years, 70 to 80 people competed in each race, and 20-40% did not reach the finish line.

A true "champion challenge", STYR Labs Badwater 135 puts up to 100 of the world's toughest athletes - runners, triathletes, adventure riders and climbers - confronts the athlete and the extreme elements of nature. The time limit is forty-eight hours and the finisher's prize is the coveted Badwater 135 belt buckle, the Holy Grail of endurance athletes.

About the author

 I got out of intensive care to win, I believe, I can do it!
        Augusto Pinto Oliveira.
         Age: 44 years old.  
  • Sporting activity start: 2012        
  • Total Evidence: 118 
  • Marathons and Ultramarathons: 68
  • Races  + 100 km: 13
  • Other events: 45 
  • Total km: 5,479 km 

        In 2016, I took one of the longest races in Europe - 338 km Tour des Geants - Italy and one of the 100 hardest 170 miles in the world.

Budget and due dates

Athlete + 2 elements support team (mandatory)

24 July 2017 - Deadline for all logistics

  • Registration - € 1,400
  • Travel - € 3,400
  • Car Rental - 650 €
  • Accommodation - 1,600 €
  • Food expenses - € 650 (includes ice and water for proof)
  • Diesel - 200 €
  • Commission costs of 5% of PPL + VAT and Costs of commissions of payments of 2% + VAT
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    You're always by my side for the 217 km.

    Let's put all the names that contributed to this campaign in the support car that will accompany the athlete.

    16 backers

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    News in 1st Hand

    All those who have contributed the value of this reward will receive the travel news (photos) and the race - Classification intermediate points and km traveled.

    4 backers

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    Moments to Remember

    All who contributed with the value of this reward receive an autographed photograph of the athlete, with the time of proof and classification. Offer of shipping to Portugal.

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    T-Shirt BadWater 2017

    Everyone who has contributed the minimum value of this reward gets a T-Shirt allusive to the test. Offer of shipping to Portugal.

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    Moments before departure for BadWater 135

    All those who contributed with the value of this reward will be invited to be present in a snack (date to be determined), to be held before the match for the race offered by the athlete in the Park of the City of Paredes, or in an appropriate place to be defined according to the Number of supporters.

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Meet the people helping this dream come true

  • Antonio Miranda

    03/04/2017 - 14:34

  • Esmeralda Oliveira Fiuza

    02/04/2017 - 16:38

    Força Augusto

  • Bruno Fernandes

    29/03/2017 - 22:16

  • Paulo Filipe Alves Mateus

    28/03/2017 - 14:13

    Carrega Amigo. Estamos contigo.

  • Vasco Granja

    25/03/2017 - 14:02

    Força Augusto

  • Anonymous

    25/03/2017 - 08:24

  • Rogerio Silva

    24/03/2017 - 15:41

    ...coragem Augusto. Que a raça portuguesa nunca te abandone!!!

  • Ricardo Filipe Marques Sousa

    24/03/2017 - 13:53

    Boa sorte para essa prova dolorosa mas única.

  • Anonymous

    24/03/2017 - 11:30

    Muita força

  • Anonymous

    24/03/2017 - 11:00

  • Claudia Motta

    24/03/2017 - 10:33

  • agostinho moreira

    24/03/2017 - 09:18


  • Fernando Mendes

    22/03/2017 - 14:14

  • Anonymous

    22/03/2017 - 10:55

    Força Augusto, és uma inspiração, nós estamos contigo

  • Anonymous

    22/03/2017 - 10:36

  • Valdemar Freitas

    21/03/2017 - 20:55

    Força Augusto, que o teu sonho seja realizado com muito sucesso. Um abraço, Valdemar Freitas

  • Carla Moreira

    21/03/2017 - 14:04

  • MultiPPLicador

    20/03/2017 - 22:03

    Obrigado pela divulgação!

  • Orlando Duarte

    20/03/2017 - 15:13

    Eu acredito que tu consegues!

  • Vitor Dias

    20/03/2017 - 14:04

    Quem é um exemplo pelo que já passou, merece realizar o sonho com que sempre sonhou. Força Augusto.