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Wichitan completes 135-mile Badwater Ultramarathon

  • Published Wednesday, July 13, 2011, at 4:48 p.m.
  • Updated Thursday, July 14, 2011, at 6:11 a.m.

Wichitan Tony Clark finished 21st Wednesday in the 135-mile Badwater Ultramarathon, an ultimate endurance test from Death Valley, Calif., to Mount Whitney, Calif.

Clark, a 33-year-old Marine veteran who served in Afghanistan, did not beat his goal of finishing in 30 hours but still finished the three-day event in 34 hours, 17 minutes and 58 seconds. The route climbed about 8,600 feet from start to finish.

Clark has raised almost $6,000 for Operation Freedom Memorial through the race. He has completed eight 100-mile races.

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