More Dean Karnazes

Dean Karnazes is unbelievable (I first wrote about him at And I Thought It Was A Big Deal To Run A Marathon).

Here's a short piece from Runners's World (How Did Dean Do?)on his latest gig: an attempt to break the record for most miles on a treadmill in 48 consecutive hours. He didn't get the record but did manage to finish 211(!!!!) miles (short of the record by 2 miles).

I'm reading and enjoying Karnazes' latest book: 50/50: Secrets I Learned Running 50 Marathons in 50 Days -- and How You Too Can Achieve Super Endurance!, in which Karnazes tells the story of running 50 marathons in 50 states in 50 days. Aside from being a great story about how he pulled off the 50 in 50, there are plenty of good running tips - for marathoners and non-marathoners. Check it out!

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1 comment:

Billy said...

actually, Dean was 40 miles short of the record. The real record is 251 miles (and held by Tony Mangan) and the one that they acknowledged on TV was 241. In either event, it was not close. Much like when when he went for Chris Bergland's 24 hour record and came up 25 miles shy and the press release said he was "he did 5 marathons in 24 hours - just one shy of the record." As in one *marathon* shy. Dean's the world's best self-promoter, but nowhere near the best ultramarathoner, no matter what he and his PR people may tell you.