Cincinnati man wins grueling, 135-mile foot race

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Updated: 7/27 8:22 pm

CINCINNATI (AP) — A Cincinnati man has won what is widely considered the most grueling race in all of running.

Thirty-eight-year-old Harvey Lewis finished first Tuesday at the Badwater 135 ultramarathon, with a time just shy of a full 24 hours.

He beat out about 100 other competitors from across the globe, 14 of whom weren't even able to finish the race.

Badwater is a 135-mile slog outside California's Death Valley.

This year's race course was altered to include more extreme elevation changes, and Lewis says it's the hardest run he's ever done. He says it felt like he was pushing a car or carrying 100 pounds on his back the entire time.

Lewis is a teacher at downtown Cincinnati's School for Creative and Performing Arts.

 

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