Dean Karnazes
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Dean Karnazes

An internationally recognized endurance athlete and New York Times bestselling author, Dean Karnazes (www.UltramarathonMan.com) has pushed his body and mind to inconceivable limits. TIME magazine named him as one of the "Top 100 Most Influential People in the World," Men's Fitness hailed him as the fittest man on the planet and he was the winner of the 2008 ESPY Award for "Best Outdoor Athlete."

Among his many accomplishments, he has run 350 continuous miles, foregoing sleep for three nights. He's run across Death Valley in 120-degree temperatures, and run a marathon to the South Pole in negative 40 degrees. On ten different 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. His most recent endeavor was running 50 marathons, in all 50 US states, in 50 consecutive days, finishing with the NYC Marathon, which he ran in three hours flat.

As an author, his first book was Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner. His 50-marathon feat was the basis for 50/50: Secrets I Learned Running 50 Marathons in 50 Days -- and How You Too Can Achieve Super Endurance! And on March 1, Rodale Books will publish Run! 26.2 Stories of Blisters and Bliss, Karnazes's new inspirational memoir, told in 26.2 chapters that take readers inside the heart and mind of someone who pushes himself to the limits of physical achievement.

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Best Sellers

    • Ultramarathon Man

    • Confession of an All-Night Runner
    • By: Dean Karnazes
    • Narrated by: James Yaegashi
    • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,187
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 883
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 885

    Karnazes reveals the mind-boggling adventures of his nonstop treks through the hell of Death Valley, the incomprehensible frigidity of the South Pole....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not as self-congratulating as others have said

    • By Andrea on 07-10-09

    Regular price: $24.99

    • 50/50

    • Secrets I Learned Running 50 Marathons in 50 Days - and How You Too Can Achieve Super Endurance!
    • By: Dean Karnazes, Matt Fitzgerald
    • Narrated by: Dean Karnazes
    • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 364
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 235
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 234

    In the Fall of 2006, Dean Karnazes, known as "the Lance Armstrong of the running world", took on the ultimate challenge....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book to run to.

    • By Amos on 07-02-12
    • Secrets I Learned Running 50 Marathons in 50 Days - and How You Too Can Achieve Super Endurance!
    • By: Dean Karnazes, Matt Fitzgerald
    • Narrated by: Dean Karnazes
    • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
    • Release date: 08-18-08
    • 4 out of 5 stars 364 ratings

    Regular price: $17.09

    • The Road to Sparta

    • Reliving the Ancient Battle and Epic Run That Inspired the World's Greatest Footrace
    • By: Dean Karnazes
    • Narrated by: Robert Fass
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 396
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 355
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 358

    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....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Repetitive, no depth

    • By Miles on 06-12-17
    • Reliving the Ancient Battle and Epic Run That Inspired the World's Greatest Footrace
    • By: Dean Karnazes
    • Narrated by: Robert Fass
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
    • Release date: 10-25-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 396 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Run!

    • 26.2 Stories of Blisters and Bliss
    • By: Dean Karnazes
    • Narrated by: Daniel May
    • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 200
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 179

    In his follow-up to the best-selling Ultra-Marathon Man, world-renowned ultra marathoner Dean Karnazes chronicles his unbelievable exploits and explorations in gripping detail....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great stories. Horrible narrator.

    • By Alberto Medellin on 08-20-15
    • 26.2 Stories of Blisters and Bliss
    • By: Dean Karnazes
    • Narrated by: Daniel May
    • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
    • Release date: 04-07-14
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 200 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

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