As suspected, my man Pacheco met the Pigdog somewhere near mile 118 in Death Valley. I have to say, I was a little disappointed the temperatures were a somewhat chilly 113. What global warming? Anyway, Brazilian rookie Valmir Nunes won Badwater in a course record 23 hours. Beefcake extraordinaire and self-proclaimed "ultramarathon man" Dean Karnazes turned in a pedestrian 10th place performance, losing out to NYC's Blake Benke, who I should point out for the MBAs that found the time to train while doing his second year at NYU.