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The World Record Hottest Mile?

The World Record Hottest Mile?

Although Guinness decided that it would be ‘too hard’ to qualify future attempts, we believe that the 129F 2013 mile was the hottest ever run by a human being. To begin with, 129F ties for the hottest day on earth ...

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The Hottest Day In History

The Hottest Day In History

The Guinness Book of World Records lists July 10th 1913 as the hottest day in history, at 134F. Naturally, the event took place in Death Valley, at the old Greenland Ranch weather station. A second temperature of 131F was recorded ...

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The 2014 Darth Valley Challenge

The 2014 Darth Valley Challenge

The temperature is 129F in Death Valley… the road is bubbling, and tourists pose for photos beside a giant thermometer before scurrying back into their air-conditioned cars. Suddenly a figure comes into view, shimmering in the heat. It appears to ...

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The Wall Of Flames – And How To Beat It

The Wall Of Flames – And How To Beat It

Most distance runners and endurance athletes have hit The Wall at some point in their careers – that invisible, yet only-too-real barrier that takes a gargantuan effort of will to even try and scale. For many marathoners, it’s at around ...

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Heat Exhaustion – Swift And Deadly

Heat Exhaustion – Swift And Deadly

If you only take one thing from this post, let it be this: heat exhaustion can overcome you much, much, much quicker than you think. . So you’re running around in the desert feeling great. Five miles under your belt, ...

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Celebrating Death Valley Jack

Celebrating Death Valley Jack

Jen and I crewed for “Death Valley Jack” Denness at the Badwater Ultra in 2004. Jack was 68 years old at the time, and would go on to complete two more Badwaters, becoming the first septuagenarian – and possibly the ...

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Heat Training: Assume The Worst

Heat Training: Assume The Worst

The greatest mistake you can make when running (or otherwise exercising) in extreme heat is to be optimistic, confident or nonchalant. . The moment you believe that this is no big deal, is the moment you’re in danger – even ...

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