Dean Karnazes: Super-Mega-Ultramarathon Man!

Some say he’s an inspiration while others say he’s a flat out lunatic!
Meet Dean Karnazes. An ultramarathoner. He has an amazing capability of being able to run for what seems like forever!

What started as an impromptu all night, 30 mile run in old lawn mower shoes for his 30th birthday, has transformed into a burning passion for adventure.
Dean has completed a number of endurance events.

  • Ran 350 miles (560 km) in 80 hours and 44 minutes without sleep
  • Single-handedly completes “The Relay”, a 199-mile (320 km) run from Calistoga to Santa Cruz, eleven times
  • Ran a marathon to the South Pole in -14F degrees
  • Ran 50 marathons, in 50 consecutive days, in all 50 states
  • Ran nonstop for 135 miles in 120F degrees across Death Valley
  • These are just a few of his amazing physical feats. He also authored the book “Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-night Runner.”

    Dean is truly a remarkable human being. He’s become an inspiration to people all around the world. Here’s a list of websites if you want to dig a little deeper into the mind of an Ultramarathon runner.


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