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Congrats to the craziest of runners

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webmaster | 07/18/13

Congratulations to Oswaldo Lopez for completing the toughest foot race in the world, the 135-mile Badwater Ultramarathon, for the fifth year in a row. Lopez, 41, came in third place this year, with a time of 25 hours, 27 minutes and 3 seconds.

Ahead of him were Carlos Alberto Gomes De Sá, 39, of Portugal, (24:38:16) and Grant Maughan, 49, of Australia (24:53:57).

Congratulations to all of the other crazies who finished the race from Badwater in Death Valley (the lowest point in the western hemisphere at 282 feet below sea level) and onward to Mt. Whitney Portal (the entryway to the highest point in the U.S. at 14,994 feet).

A special congratulations to the truly insane (remember, being called crazy is a runner’s favorite compliment) Marshall Ulrich, a 62-year-old Colorado man who completed his 19th Badwater 135 this year...


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