By JIM METCALFE
DHI Media Sports Editor
I cannot imagine taking a two MONTHS to walk 135 miles — doing so two miles every day.
What does this have to do with the price of eggs in China, you say?
Have no fear, my ever-growing legion of readers — according to jimmetcalfeisthegreatestwhowas/is/everwillbe.com, a NOT self-named readership polling web site, it’s up to 120,213 — I will cut to the chase.
I refer to the item I ran across a couple of weeks ago about a Cincinnati man — Harvey Lewis — who won the pedestrian, ho-hum, walk-in-the-park, nothing-to-it 135-mile Badwater 123 Ultramarathon running race.
It was also held in some spa-like place called Death Valley, Calif.
It has been run in altitudes up to 10,000 feet and in temperatures as high as 120 degrees Fahrenheit.
It only took him slightly less than 24 hours.
Approximately 100 people ran in this race — race? I guarantee you, it was not a sprint! — and 14 did not finish.
It was his fourth time in this event the last four years.