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  • Pat Rummerfield to race in the 4-Desert Race

    Patrick Rummerfield, the world's first fully recovered quadriplegic will compete in the 4-Desert Race, an invitation-only race for elite athletes managed by RacingThePlanet® (www.racingtheplanet.com).

    "The competitors will cross the deserts of Gobi (China), Atacama (Chile), Sahara (Egypt) and Antarctica carrying their own gear and food supplies. Each of the competition legs lasts seven days and covers approximately 150 miles (240 kilometers).

    The first race, which starts on May 28 in the Gobi Desert, in China, is known as “the race of no return”. Salt lakes, mountain tops, narrow canyons, temperatures of over 120º F and altitudes ranging from 50 to over 10,000 feet are some of the challenges racers will have endure."

    Read more at:
    http://www.jhintl.net/JHI/English/Me...tRaceMay06.asp

    An interview with Pat: http://www.jhintl.net/JHI/English/Me...ummerfield.asp

    Way to go Pat! We will all be cheering for you!

    NRGized
    www.energeticfitness.net
    Last edited by NRGized; 05-16-2006, 11:39 AM.

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    • #3
      Pat Rummerfield to race the 4-Desert Race!

      Bump due to edit.

      What an honor for an SCI elite athlete to be invited to participate in this event, comments?

      NRGized
      www.energeticfitness.net

      Patrick Rummerfield, the world's first fully recovered quadriplegic will compete in the 4-Desert Race, an invitation-only race for elite athletes managed by RacingThePlanet® (www.racingtheplanet.com).

      "The competitors will cross the deserts of Gobi (China), Atacama (Chile), Sahara (Egypt) and Antarctica carrying their own gear and food supplies. Each of the competition legs lasts seven days and covers approximately 150 miles (240 kilometers).

      The first race, which starts on May 28 in the Gobi Desert, in China, is known as “the race of no return”. Salt lakes, mountain tops, narrow canyons, temperatures of over 120º F and altitudes ranging from 50 to over 10,000 feet are some of the challenges racers will have endure."

      Read more at:
      http://www.jhintl.net/JHI/English/Me...tRaceMay06.asp

      An interview with Pat: http://www.jhintl.net/JHI/English/Me...ummerfield.asp

      Way to go Pat! We will all be cheering for you!

      NRGized
      www.energeticfitness.net

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      • #4
        Pat is awesome, what can you say, very inspirational.



        JimmyMack
        JimmyMack
        Member: New Jersey Commission on Spinal Cord Reasearch
        http://www.state.nj.us/health/spinalcord/index.shtml

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        • #5
          Pat is awesome! His encouragement a year ago is what got me where I am today....if he can do it, so can all of us!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by pegasus
            Pat is awesome! His encouragement a year ago is what got me where I am today....if he can do it, so can all of us!
            Same here, if it wasn't for Pat I would not be where I am today and probably would never have traveled up to at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. Bottom line, Pat you are my hero
            Josh Basile

            www.determined2heal.org

            "Hope is the drug that keeps me steady"

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            • #7
              Bump due to edit.

              Pat is about to embark on the first of the 4 races before the month is out. Read more about Pat on his site: www.rummerfield.com or about the foundation that he founded www.next-steps.org

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              • #8
                i guess i am just calloused, i just don't see how he did unless his sci was very incomplete, in the 1972 they knew even less about sci.
                maybe they put him in the chair when he didn't have a incapacitating sci?
                doesn't make sense to this calloused mind of mine.
                still ....running the ironman is a feat on itself.
                cauda equina

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                • #9
                  Headed for China-Pat Rummerfield to compete in the 4-Desert Race May 28th

                  PRESS RELEASE:

                  "Returning 4 Deserts Champions and the world’s first fully-recovered spinal cord injury quadriplegic to compete in the Gobi March 2006, in an area that comprises some of the harshest terrain in China"

                  To read more: http://www.racingtheplanet.com/4dese...ss_release.asp

                  NRGized
                  www.energeticfitness.net

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                  • #10
                    Links to updates on Pat Rummerfield racing the Gobi leg of the 4-desert race

                    To follow Pat's progress and learn more about the race:
                    http://www.racingtheplanet.com/gobim...2006/index.asp

                    Read his daily blog:
                    http://www.racingtheplanet.com/gobim...merfield.shtml

                    Read the May 4th press release on Pat:
                    http://www.racingtheplanet.com/gobim...itations.shtml

                    The race begins on Sunday, May 28th! Good luck Pat!

                    NRGized
                    www.energeticfitness.net

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                    • #11
                      Latest in on Pat Rummerfield in the Gobi Desert March!

                      May 28, Camp Strange Stone - Patrick Rummerfield crosses the finish line of Stage 1 at 1:48am. All safe and sound at camp.

                      NRGized
                      www.energeticfitness.net

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                      • #12
                        NRGized, if you see Pat, can you congratulate him for me? I am so impressed by what he is doing. Wise.

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                        • #13
                          Pat Rummerfield finishes stage 3 @ Gobi Desert March!

                          Pat finished stage 3! Picture of the finish line:

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                          • #14
                            Yay, Pat. I got to know him a bit during Working 2 Walk planning and met him in person at the event. He's terrific--I swear the guy has zero ego; super approachable.

                            Metro--John McDonald, MD told a little of Pats' recovery story at the Kennedy Krieger Open House on 5/01. It's quite amazing. Dr. McDonald also showed Pats' MRI where one can clearly see only 15% of his spinal cord is functioning through his injury site.
                            Please submit your photo and story of hope:

                            http://bridges2hope.unite2fightparalysis.org/


                            http://unite2fightparalysis.org/

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                            • #15
                              Go Pat!

                              I've met him a couple times, most recently at the DC Rally. He inspires me to keep trying to get more than I've got. Right now I can't imagine doing even a tenth of what he's doing, but then it wasn't that long ago that I could hardly imagine doing what I do now. So onward and upward!!

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