YouTube Video: Dean Karnazes

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Today I give you a video of my bud Dean Karnazes.

Dean is by no means the only guy in the country who suffers from a certain version of lunacy that compels him to run in 100+ mile increments but he’s the only one I’ve met personally. For 2006 his shtick was to run 50 marathons in 50 days in 50 different states. When he got done with that and pondered the question, ‘what’s next?” he decided to run all the way home – from New York City to Marin County, Ca. He didn’t make it. On December 17th he wrote “Last month, in New York City, I made a fairly insane and irrational decision, to run across the country. Today, I made a very sane and rational decision, to go to the beach.”

Win some lose some – it’s nice to know he’s a mere mortal like the rest of us.

About 21stCenturyMom

I found myself at the age of 38 the single full time working mother of 3 small children. I took up running because I figured I could get the biggest benefit in the least amount of time. Swearing never to run a marathon I found myself going out for a 4 - 6 mile run several times a week. I ran my first marathon 6 years later. Five years after that I ran another and then the next year another. Then I got bit by the triathlon bug so now I split my time between running, swimming and cycling. This year I think I'll run another marathon. And next year - who knows?

  1. Paul on February 26th at 9:08 am

    Thanks for that video. I read his book. He is truly amazing. Gives me inspiration to go out and run my 3 or 4 miles knowing that he is probably going well above that as I type this.

  2. Blaine Moore (Run to Win) on March 3rd at 7:38 am

    Nice video; I finally had time to watch it. He wasn’t quite accurate, though; he wasn’t the first to do the 50/50/50. Sam Thompson beat him to it by a few months.

    I’m surprised that he didn’t mention that he ran around the world naked once.