Running on the Sun: The Badwater 135 (2000)

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Running on the Sun: The Badwater 135 (2000)

Forty runners compete in the most grueling race on earth, the Badwater. The film documents the trials and tribulations of these athletes as they run 135 miles through Death Valley in July and explores the motivations behind this seemingly masochistic contest. A celebration of the perseverance of the human will beyond the limits of the human body.
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IMDb   7.3 /10
TheMovieDb    5.7 /10
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Creators
Director Mel Stuart
Information
Release Date2000-08-04
Runtime1h 40min
GenreDocumentary, Sport
Content Rating
Awards2 wins.
CompanyGalaxy Entertainment, Qualcomm Productions
CountryUSA
LanguageEnglish
Adam Bookspan
Adam Bookspan
Self
Angelika Castaneda
Angelika Castaneda
Self
Eric Clifton
Eric Clifton
Self
Maria De Jesus
Maria De Jesus
Self
Jack Denness
Jack Denness
Self
Gabriel Flores
Gabriel Flores
Self
Daniel Jensen
Daniel Jensen
Self
Kirk Johnson
Kirk Johnson
Self
Ben Jones
Ben Jones
Self
William Curt Maples
William Curt Maples
Self
Chris Moon
Chris Moon
Self
Nick Palazzo
Nick Palazzo
Self
Ephraim Romesburg
Ephraim Romesburg
Self
Lisa Smith
Lisa Smith
Self

Running on the Sun: The Badwater 135

Running on the Sun: The Badwater 135 is a 2000 documentary film directed by Mel Stuart. The film follows athletes as they run 135 miles in the 1999 Badwater Ultramarathon, starting in California's Death Valley and ending at Whitney Portal, the trailhead to Mount Whitney.

The winner for the 1999 race was Eric Clifton with a time of 27 hours and 49 minutes, beating the previous year winner, Gabriel Flores.