Badwater Ultramarathon on July 24

On July 24 about 90 of the world’s most seasoned long-distance runners will take on the notoriously grueling Badwater Ultramarathon, which begins in the belly of Death Valley and ends more than halfway up Mount Whitney, the tallest peak in the continental United States.

With temperatures that often soar past 120 degrees, many runners wear hats and bandanas equipped with pockets for ice cubes that melt every mile or so. Five times during last year’s race, Jurek spent several minutes sitting in a super-sized cooler full of ice water.

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135 miles through Death Valley to win the Kiehl’s Badwater Ultramarathon, topping off the victory by scuttling 11 extra miles to the top of Mount Whitney .

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take on the notoriously grueling Badwater Ultramarathon, which begins in the belly of Death Valley and ends more than halfway up Mount Whitney , the tallest

 


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