56-year-old Angelika Castaneda (Drake) sets the record
in the most extreme running event in the world:
famous race, Badwater 137 Miles, starts 280 feet under
the see level in Death Valley, and finishes at the
Portals of Mount Whitney at 8000 feet.
In ten years no woman has run under 37 hours, but
Angelika finally pushed through the impossible, running
36 hours and 56 minutes.
She only closed her eyes for 5 minutes, otherwise she
did not sleep for 36 hours. Tremendous hallucinations
haunted her for many miles, a sandstorm rammed into her
face on, a flaming sun radiated 120 degrees of
blistering heat unto her exhausting body and many other
obstacles tried to impair her capacities.
Angelika overcame all adversities with the bravery of a
“Age is only a number” she declares with certainty.
courage, discipline, strength and faith make her a role
model of modern times.
Angelika is also the expedition leader for the upcoming
Women’s’ World Expedition. Ten endurance athletes will
circumnavigate the planet in 80 days, non-stop,
utilizing 8 different kinds of sports. In addition,
Angelika and her identical twin, perform as dynamic
motivational speakers teaching their public “How To Go
Beyond Their Own Possible”.
RACE ACROSS AMERICA
Identical Twin Sisters
Compete Cycling Across America,
3000 Miles In 11 Days
Angelika and Barbara, 58
years old, will be part of the famous cycling event RACE
ACROSS AMERICA, June 17th. Since 1982 the
RAAM has brought together the best endurance cyclists to
compete in the world’s toughest race. Competing in RAAM
is more than a cycling event. The physical extremes will
test the limits of any rider. The logistics and planning
will challenge the sanity of the support team. Everyone
involved will remember the imminent emotional highs and
RAAM moves 14 Miles per hour
across America through countless towns and cities.
Outside Magazine has called this competition world’s
toughest sporting event. Angelika and Barbara are the
first women of their age to undertake this epic
challenge. Unlike the Tour De France, where riders rest
every night after the day’s stage, cycling RAAM is
virtually a non-stop from Portland to Pensacola,
The ultra-distance athletes will face blistering heat,
bone-chilling cold, wind, rain, steep passes, sleep
depravation, and fatigue. They pedal an average of 250
to 300 miles every 24 hours.
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The sisters persist in
setting an example of discipline, bravery, character
strength, humbleness, and dignity. Their values and
integrity makes them trailblazers and models for modern
times. They know how to push through set limits and how
to establish a new path for others to follow. For
Angelika and Barbara there is no victory without a
battle. They know ho to fight with their hearts of
date: Sunday 7a.m .June 17th. The route:
Portland, Oregon to Gulf Breeze, Florida.
57-YEAR-OLD ANGELIKA WILL SWIM 26 MILES,CYCLE 1120
AND RUN 260 MILES CONTINUOUSLY
Illustrated featured her as the ‘Terror Of Triathlon’
The 6th World
Championship Decathlon starts in Monterrey, Mexico,
November 5th, 2000 at 12pm. Only one woman
has ever attempted the extreme challenge. Angelika
Castaneda, her senior by 20 years, not only aims to set
a record but she also wants to proof that the “extreme”
can be conquered at any age.
24 of the toughest
ultra-distance athletes from several countries have been
carefully selected for this race. All competitors will
be under the jurisdiction of the International Ultra
Triathlon Association and contend in The World Circuit
Classification of the year 2000. Each participant
submits to a medical examine and lab tests to qualify.
During the race a mandatory medical check-up will take
place every 24 hours.
Angelika lives in San Diego with her two sons. She is
organizing a Women’s World Expedition, a race in Costa
Rica, and she actualizes several other international
She has set many records
and three world records. Angelika performs best under
extreme circumstances while reaching extreme distances.
Her life is filled with seven different sports and
travel. Her experiences in many expeditions and
adventure competitions have provided her with a mind set
to endure and win.
Angelika has the heart of champion. Modern society is
eager to look for models like her.