Mark Matyazic runs Badwater because he believes it’s the hardest run in the world. To him, there is no other race like it on Earth.
The AdventureCorps Badwater Ultra-marathon brings close to 100 racers each year to run 135 miles through Death Valley, the hottest place on Earth.
The Pahrump American Legion Trojans have less than 10 games to go in the season. The team is 14-5 and sits in fourth place. They lost to Desert Oasis last night in extra innings, 7-6.
Ultra-marathoner Alexa Dickerson finished her first Badwater Ultra Marathon last year, when she finished 56th out of 96 runners and was the 10th female runner with a time of 38:53.
As a whole, kung fu has managed to hold onto tradition even though the popularity of Mixed Martial Arts combined with American culture has slowly influenced some changes.
Bill Prince and Gary Miller train together on occasion, and both have scored world records in bench pressing. Miller also excels in dead lifting. Both are on a new record-setting trend in 2013 with Prince having added three world records this year, and Miller four.
When people find out that there is a foot race in Death Valley, they respond by saying, “Oh, they must run it in the winter.” Their jaw usually drops when they are informed it is run during middle of the summer.
In 1989 while watching the Giants vs the A’s in the 1989 World Series, Retired Pahrump Valley High School teacher and coach Rod Poteete took out his old baseball cards from a shoe box and started going through them.
Beating the heat can take on different meanings. To most, it means staying cool, but for the bold few it means not being held prisoner to the weather and going out and doing something.