From professional “heat racer”, Jonathan Rice, comes the “Darth Valley Challenge”.
Dressed as the Dark Lord of the Sith, Darth Vader, Rice ran a mile in the extreme heat of Death Valley. Braving the 129 degree weather, Rice ran the mile in 6 minutes and 36 seconds, all while wearing his costume. Rice now waits for word from Guinness World Record for an official ruling if his run beats the record.
“Some people collect porcelain kittens. I run in the heat. I do it partly because I love the look on people’s faces as they pass by in their air-conditioned cars – the bewilderment, the innocent, wide-eyed expression of pure disbelief. It’s great.”
Rice was joined in his “Star Wars adventure” from his driver who dressed as Chewbacca for the stunt. Other supporter’s costumes included Princess Leia, Yoda, Jango Fett and more!
“This is a ludicrously dangerous endeavor. I don’t support you doing it. I don’t even really support me doing it,” said Rice of his run.
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Steve, also known as “Rifflo”, is a University MBA Administrator in Ontario Canada where he lives with his wife, Lisa and two young daughters, Alexa and Ava. Steve has an extensive background in corporate sales. Steve also worked for ISAF: International Security Assistance Force and the Canadian Military as a recruiter in Human Resources for the operations in Bosnia and Afghanistan. When not amerced in Tolkien works,sci-fi, and film, you can find him training in Muay Thai, Italian rapier, German longsword, and Mixed Martial Arts. Follow Steve on Twitter @HobbitSteve