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Braving the Badwater Ultramarathon

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Braving the Badwater Ultramarathon

Braving the Badwater Ultramarathon

Braving the Badwater Ultramarathon

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Running 135 miles across Death Valley and halfway up a mountain — all in the middle of summer — sounds a bit crazy, if not life-threatening. NPR's Andy Bowers reports for All Things Considered on the motivations of some of the 79 runners who this July competed in what's often called the toughest foot race in the world: the Badwater Ultramarathon.

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