Many Cincinnatians may know Harvey Lewis as a social studies teacher at the School for Creative and Performing Arts in Over-the-Rhine. But outside the classroom, Lewis’ true talents shine. The 44-year-old, who runs to school every day, has had a 24-year-long career of competing in ultramarathons — races that are between two and 10 times the length of a regular 26.2-mile marathon and take multiple days to complete.
His list of achievements includes first place at the Badwater 135-mile race, which spans from Death Valley to Mt. Whitney, California, and most recently running 278 miles at the Big Backyard Ultra in Tennessee in October 2020. In 2018, he ran the 2,190-mile Appalachian Trail in 49 days, collaborating with Harris Media Co. to produce the film Like Harvey Like Son.
The film costs $9.95 to rent, and must be watched within seven days. Once you start the online film, viewers have 48 hours to finish.