Ultramarathon Man Dean Karnazes

This guy is amazing. Although he doesn't fit my usual requirement of being a normal person pursuing and achieving moderate fitness goals, he is definitely a specimen worthy of respect. In a recent article in Runners World magazine he is described as a family man who schedules his runs in the middle of the night so he doesn't detract from his family. I look forward to his book "Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner," coming out on March 17, 2005.

From Ultramarathonman.com: Among his many accomplishments, he has run 262 miles (10 marathons nonstop), swam across the San Francisco Bay, run a marathon to the South Pole, mountain-biked for 24-hours straight, surfed the gigantic breakers off Northern California and Maui, and run 146 miles across Death Valley in the middle of summer to the top of Mt. Whitney. On one occasion, Karnazes ran 100 miles all-night to the start of the Napa Valley Marathon, and then completed the marathon in 3:15.Read More @ Ultramarathon Man :. Dean Karnazes


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