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Race Through Hell: Death Valley Ultramarathon

Death Valley, UNITED STATES:  Adam Bookspan, 40, of Florida, a professional Musician, sets his pace in the first miles of the
Death Valley, UNITED STATES: Adam Bookspan, 40, of Florida, a professional Musician, sets his pace in the first miles of the Kiehl Badwater Ultramarathon 24 July, 2006, in Death Valley, California. This foot race covers 135 miles (217kms) non-stop from Badwater, the lowest elevation in the Western Hemisphere at 282 feet (85.5 meters) below sea level, to Mt. Whitney Portals at 8,360 feet (2,533 meters) above sea level. Temperature in Death Valley hit 126F (52C) and three mountain ranges are crossed, making this one of the most demanding and extremem running races in the world. AFP PHOTO/ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

On Monday, July 15, 2013  96 competitors from 25 countries will line up at the starting line of the Badwater Ultramarathon through Death Valley, Calif.  Over the course of 1-4 days, they will battle extreme heat, dust devils, and the limits of their own endurance to run a 135-mile race through the hottest place on Earth.  

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