A man dressed as Darth Vader ran a mile in 128-degree Death Valley
A MARTÍNEZ, HOST:
Good morning. I'm A Martínez.
It's a near-annual tradition for Jon Rice to run a mile as fast as he can in California's Death Valley on the hottest day of the year while wearing a Darth Vader costume. So why? Rice says the thrill of the 128-degree run is worth it. And occasionally someone in a Chewbacca costume runs alongside. Why hasn't Mark Hamill joined him? Anyway, let's hope he remembers to hydrate, because, as you all know, Sith happens.
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