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Only the most well-trained athletes dare to race in these ultimate tests of endurance and stamina.
This 135-mile (216 km) trail is rightly described as "the world's toughest foot race." Close to 90 runners gather in California's Death Valley--282 feet below sea level--for this annual summer race. These brave men and women endure temperatures in excess of 50 degrees celcius as they make their way to Whitney Portal, which is 8,360 feet above sea level.
The ensuing temperature, pressure and terrain changes knock the wind out of the best athletes in the world. On the plus side, participants who finish the race in less than 48 hours do get a commemorative buckle. Is that enough of an incentive for you?
-Picture courtesy badwater.com-
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