What’s That? Just Darth Vader Jogging Death Valley


darth-vader-124991The Force (or maybe The Crazy?) is strong with this one:

Wild-man runner Jonathan Rice wanted to spice up his exercise routine, so in 2010 he started a new tradition: A one-mile run through Death Valley clothed in a Darth Vader costume. Sounds fun, doesn’t it? Running an entire mile wearing a full head mask, black clothing and a cape in 129 degrees Fahrenheit? I thought running in my home state where the temperature regularly hits 100 F was bad enough, and I wear shorts and running shoes. I’m a big Star Wars fan, but there are limits to my devotion!

Wonder if he ever looks like the real burnt-to-a-crisp Darth Vader when he takes off his helmet after a long run?