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About Dean Karnazes
TIME magazine named him one of the “Top 100 Most Influential People in the World.” Men’s Fitness hailed him as one of the fittest men on the planet. Stan Lee, of Marvel Comics fame, called him, “A real superhuman.” An acclaimed endurance athlete and NY Times bestselling author, Dean Karnazes has pushed his body and mind to inconceivable limits. Among his many accomplishments, he has run 50 marathons, in all 50 US states, in 50 consecutive days, he’s run 350 continuous miles, foregoing sleep for three nights. He’s run across the Sahara Desert in 120-degree temperatures, and he’s run a marathon to the South Pole in negative 40 degrees. On ten separate occasions he’s run a 200-mile relay race solo, racing alongside teams of twelve. His long list of competitive achievements include winning the World’s Toughest Footrace, the Badwater Ultramarathon, running 135 miles nonstop across Death Valley during the middle of summer. He has raced and competed on all seven continents of the planet, twice over.
Dean is an ESPN ESPY winner, a 3-time recipient of Competitor magazines Endurance Athlete of the Year award and serves as a US Athlete Ambassador. He’s twice carried the Olympic Torch and in 2019 received the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition Lifetime Achievement Award.
Dean and his incredible adventures have been featured on The Today Show, 60 Minutes, The Late Show with David Letterman, CBS News, CNN, ESPN, The Howard Stern Show, NPR’s Morning Edition, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, the BBC, and many others. He has appeared on the cover of Runner’s World, Outside, and Wired magazine’s, and has been featured in TIME, Newsweek, People, GQ, The New York Times, USA TODAY, The Washington Post, Men’s Journal, Forbes, The Chicago Tribune, The Los Angeles Times, and the London Telegraph, to mention a few.
Yet, it is his unique ability to enthuse athletes of all abilities and backgrounds that truly set Dean apart. Despite his many accomplishments, awards and distinctions, he remains most proud of his ongoing contributions of time and funding to programs aimed at getting children and youth outdoors and active. He has raised millions of dollars for charity and was awarded the prestigious Community Leadership Award by the President’s Council on Physical Fitness & Sports.
Beyond being a celebrated endurance athlete, philanthropist, and bestselling author, Dean is an accomplished businessman with a notable professional career working for several Fortune 500 companies and startups alike. A graduate of the USF McLaren School of Business & Management, he is uniquely able to demonstrate how the lessons learned from athletics can be applied to business, and he is able to convey, with authenticity, the many insights he has gleaned along the way as a record-setting athlete and professional businessman.
Dean is a sought after speaker who has captivated and inspired audiences across the globe with his stories of persistence and perseverance. His dynamic, engaging and rousing presentations focus on going beyond perceived limitations to be the best that you can be. He talks about unlocking an inner strength to achieve extraordinary results. His real-life examples explore the topics of: dealing with adversity, overcoming obstacles, setting and reaching lofty goals, the importance of teamwork, even in solo endeavors, and excelling in a competitive, and often confusing, world. In his presentations, he examines and discusses the essential ingredients necessary for high-achievement and developing the ability to prevail and preserve against staggering odds.
Dean is believable, because his achievements and accomplishments are real. He delivers his message with the insight and candor that only an individual who has lived through such experiences can. Dean’s stories of endurance and perseverance are often comical, sometimes tear-jerking, and always thought-provoking and entertaining. His roster of clients include: Nike, Google, Sony, PepsiCo, Wells Fargo, Apple Computer, Merck, Toyota, Starbucks, Accenture, Stanford University, Yale, JP Morgan Chase, Amazon, Facebook, and a host of others.
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Dean Karnazes corre maratones como calentamiento. Las distancias que recorre este "ultracorredor" de maratones desafían los límites de la resistencia humana. Ganó el Ultramaratón de Badwater en el 2004 en el Valle de la Muerte –"la carrera a pie más dura del mundo"– corriendo 217 km a temperaturas de 48ºC en 27 h y 22min. Ese mismo año corrió 422 km seguidos –el equivalente a diez maratones–.
In 490 BCE, Pheidippides ran for 36 hours straight from Athens to Sparta to seek help in defending Athens from a Persian invasion in the Battle of Marathon. In doing so, he saved the development of Western civilization and inspired the birth of the marathon as we know it. Even now, some 2,500 years later, that run stands enduringly as one of greatest physical accomplishments in the history of mankind.
Karnazes personally honors Pheidippides and his own Greek heritage by recreating this ancient journey in modern times. Karnazes even abstains from contemporary endurance nutrition like sports drinks and energy gels and only eats what was available in 490 BCE, such as figs, olives, and cured meats. Through vivid details and internal dialogs, The Road to Sparta offers a rare glimpse into the mindset and motivation of an extreme athlete during his most difficult and personal challenge to date. This story is sure to captivate and inspire—whether you run great distances or not at all.
Dean Karnazes has run 350 continuous miles through three sleepless nights, ordered pizza during long runs, and inspired fans the world over with his adventures. So what does a guy like this do when he wants to face the ultimate test of endurance? He runs 50 marathons in 50 states-in 50 consecutive days.
With little more than a road map and a caravan packed with fellow runners and a dedicated crew, Dean set off on a tour that took him through a volcanic canyon in Maui in high humidity and 88-degree heat; to an elevation gain of almost 4,000 feet at the Tecumseh Trail Marathon in Bloomington, Indiana; to a severed moose leg found alongside an Anchorage, Alaska, trail that compelled him to sprint for safety.
Now in this heart-pounding book, Dean reveals how he pulled off this unfathomable feat with a determination that defied all physical limitations. But Dean goes beyond the story of the Endurance 50 marathons to share his invaluable secrets and advice for athletes of all levels. These are the tips that kept Dean going during the 1,310 miles he covered and 160,000 calories he burned-while averaging sub-four-hour marathons and often sleeping fewer than four hours each night. Learn how to:
Recover more quickly
Adapt to extreme conditions
Prevent muscle cramps and overheating
Pace yourself when you "hit the wall"
Packed with practical advice and including training regimens, 50/50 will inspire you no matter what your fitness goal is, whether it's simply walking around the block, running a 10K, or completing yet another Ironman.
From the downright hilarious to the truly profound, the linked stories in Run! create an unforgettable tableau, providing readers with the ultimate escape and offering a rare glimpse into the mind-set and motivation of an extreme athlete. Karnazes addresses the pain and perseverance and also charts his emotional state as he pushes the edges of human achievement. The tales of the friendships he's cultivated on his many adventures around the world warm the heart and are sure to captivate and inspire readers whether they run great distances, modest distances, or not at all.
Il a couru dans les climats les plus extrêmes, que ce soit par 50 degrés dans la Vallée de la Mort ou par moins 40 degrés au pôle Sud. Il a couru sans s’arrêter pendant 400 kilomètres. Il a couru partout, dépassant sans cesse ses limites, redéfinissant la perception de l'endurance humaine.
Tout cet incroyable parcours a commencé le soir de son trentième anniversaire. Dean était fatigué de son travail de bureau et à moitié ivre dans un bar. Tout à coup, dégoûté, il a jeté son verre, il est sorti... et a commencé à courir. Depuis, il ne s’est jamais arrêté.
Dans ce livre, Dean Karnazes montre que la course peut permettre de se sentir vraiment vivant, de trouver sa propre voie. Il répond aussi aux questions qu’on lui pose continuellement : comment faites-vous ? Pourquoi ? Que mangez-vous ? Et surtout : est-ce que vous êtes fou ?
Le témoignage de l’un des plus grands ultra-runners du monde.
Nel 490 a.C. Filippide ha corso per 36 ore per raggiungere Sparta da Atene, alla ricerca di un aiuto per il popolo ateniese di fronte all’invasione persiana nella battaglia di Maratona. In questo modo, ha salvato lo sviluppo della civiltà occidentale e ha ispirato la nascita della maratona così come la conosciamo al giorno d’oggi. 2500 anni dopo, questa corsa rimane una delle più grandi prestazioni fisiche nella storia del genere umano.
Karnazes onora personalmente Filippide e la sua eredità greca, ricreando questo antico viaggio in tempi moderni. Karnazes si astiene dalla tipica alimentazione sportiva contemporanea basata su gel ed energy drink, alimentandosi con ciò che era disponibile nel 490 a.C.: fichi, olive e carne essiccata. Attraverso dettagli vividi e dialoghi interiori, Road to Sparta offre un particolare sguardo sulla mentalità e sulla motivazione di un atleta di sport estremi durante la più difficile sfida personale mai affrontata fino ad ora. Questa storia ti catturerà e ti ispirerà, sia che tu corra lunghe distanze sia che tu non abbia mai indossato delle scarpette da corsa.
¡Corre! Historias vividas se compone de 26,2 relatos cortos que hablan sobre atletismo y sobre la vida, sobre cómo superar momentos difíciles. ¿Por qué 26,2? Porque un maratón son 26,2 millas. Cada historia de este libro es independiente y singular, del mismo modo que todas y cada una de las millas de un maratón cuentan con una personalidad única.
Läuferlegende Dean Karnazes hat in seinem Buch seine ganz persönliche Lauf-Geschichte aufgeschrieben. Ein mitreißender, emotionaler Bericht, der nicht nur einen
Einblick in das Seelen- und Trainingsleben eines Extremsportlers gibt, sondern den
Leser auch dazu motiviert, den Mut zu haben, die eigenen Träume zu leben.