(Lone Pine, Ca.)- Harvey Lewis, a Cincinnati teacher, won "the world's toughest foot race" Tuesday morning.

Lewis, 38, completed the Badwater 135 just under 24 hours, he finished fourth in the two races that were held prior to the Badwater 135.

Lewis is an economic and American government teacher at the School for the Creative and Performing Arts.

Around 70-80 runners are chosen from a large number of people to run the race each year, but about a third don't finish.

The course stretches from Badwater in Death Valley to the foot of Mount Whitney while runners gain about 8,000 ft. in altitude over the 135 miles.

A belt buckle and medal are given to the finishers.

Click here to learn more about the Badwater 135.