Will Gane becomes third Chicagoan to finish world’s hottest race

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Chicago’s William Gane is hoping to finish the 135-mile Badwater race in California this week. (William Gane / via DNAinfo)

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CHICAGO — William Gane has finished the world’s toughest running race, the Badwater 135, crossing the finish line Wednesday morning in 35 hours, 22 minutes and 34 seconds.

He finished 31st overall in a field of 97 runners representing 24 countries.

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The Old Town 40-year-old became just the third Chicago resident to complete the epic 135-mile trek from Death Valley to Mt. Whitney, Calif. in the event’s 39-year history. Chicagoans Adrian Belitu and Nikki Seger both finished twice, with Seger taking more than 54 hours to complete one of her attempts.

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