Darth Vader can run one mile through Death Valley in 129 degree weather in just six minutes and 36 seconds, and in his full getup. He also doesn't recommend that anyone else try this. RightThisMinute Skyped with the man behind the Vader mask, Jonathan Rice, who explained why and how he pulls off this feat each hot, hot summer!

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