This man ran 135 miles through Death Valley along with a bunch of other crazy running accomplishments

This man ran 135 miles through Death Valley along with a bunch of other crazy running accomplishments

Running in the desert should be reserved for times of panic and intense weight loss, but some people just like to do it for fun, out of passion.

Dean Karnazes is one such man, too crazy to enjoy a relaxing jog in the park but fit enough to complete the most death-defying runs—including running 135 miles through the blazing Death Valley.

Dean Karnazes is known as an “ultramarathon runner.”

He happily competed in, and won, the Badwater Ultramarathon—a marathon that should have been created for death row inmates. It consists of running 135 miles through the notorious Death Valley, which reached temperatures around 120 degrees Fahrenheit.

Not only did he just run it, he did it many years in a row. He won in 2004, but competed from 2000 to 2008 with an impressive record, including five top 10 finishes.

It seems that 2004 was just an interesting year for Karnazes—he managed to run 148 miles in 24 hours on a treadmill. He probably saves so much gas money by just running everywhere!

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