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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Death Valley puts brakes on running, bike races

FILE — A runner in Kiehl's Badwater Ultramarathon in Death Valley, Calif. The Death Valley National Park is putting the brakes on ultramarathons and other extreme sports events that involve running and cycling until rangers can determine how safe it is to hold those competitions in a place that records the hottest temperatures on Earth.