Karnazes reveals the mind-boggling adventures of his nonstop treks through the hell of Death Valley, the incomprehensible frigidity of the South Pole....
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....
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....
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David Clark went from the rock bottom of bankruptcy, addiction, and obesity to becoming an accomplished athlete....
Coach Matt Fitzgerald examines more than a dozen pivotal races to discover the surprising ways elite athletes strengthen their mental toughness....
An incredible but true account of achieving one of the most awe-inspiring midlife physical transformations ever
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But 50/50 goes beyond the incredible story of those 50 marathons. It is a firsthand, fascinating story of what it's like to push the limits of strength under grueling conditions - and how Dean Karnazes pulled off the extraordinary.
This audiobook is also packed with Dean's secrets, which runners everywhere will want to know. These include what to do when you hit a wall, how to adapt quickly to drastic terrain, how to get motivated after a really tough day, and the best diet and exercise tips to improve your own best time.
Complete with Dean's practical tips on building endurance, this audiobook will appeal to marathon runners and athletes everywhere, as well as to listeners who crave an inspiring story of incredible accomplishment.
As a runner, I was looking forward to listening to this book, but ended up quite disappointed. While running 50 marathons in 50 days is one heck of an accomplishment, Dean's narration comes accross as self promoting and at times even condesending. Also, he seems like he is almost bored with the narration and would rather be doing something else than telling his story. I had a couple of cases where I was out on a run listening to this book and ended up switching to music which is something I rarely do with many of the running podcasts I regularly listen to. This is a case where I think reading the book would have been better than listening.
13 of 14 people found this review helpful
What did you love best about 50/50?
This book kept me motivated. 50/50 inspired me to keep running. Dean did a great job of explaining what he went through and also talking about all the other runners. It's not just about his accomplishment of doing 50 marathons in 50 days, which is amazing...but this book is about his support crew, the runners that flew from other countries, states, and cities just to run with him, and also what his family went through.
Have you listened to any of Dean Karnazes’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
50/50 is more on my level than Ultra Marathon Man. At least I can say that I am able to do a 1/2 marathon now. :)
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
Dean narrates his own book. If you like feeling like you are back in kindergarten being read to this book may be for you. If you want to spend money on a book where you will learn next to nothing about running buy this book. In the book he talks way too much about his kids....who cares! He doesn't really offer much that is helpful. His first book was pretty good but this one sucks! I kept listening to it hoping that it would get better becase I couldn't believe that it could actually be that bad. It is a really awful book and I had to stop listening to it half way through....boring and unhellpful. If you want to read some good books on running and actually learn something read Born To Run and books by Joe Friel.
...my two cents!
8 of 10 people found this review helpful
Where does 50/50 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
Would you be willing to try another book from Dean Karnazes and Matt Fitzgerald ? Why or why not?
Yes, especially if Karno narrates it himself.
Any additional comments?
Didn't enjoy the side story of the crew collecting a total of 50 women's phone numbers at the 50 events... Women aren't things to collect and add to a list like race finishes... A bit misogynistic and rather disappointing.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
What made the experience of listening to 50/50 the most enjoyable?
I have read or listened to all of Dean Karnazes' books. I like the warmth, humbleness, and down-to-earthiness of the guy. And he's funny! My kids enjoy listening to his stories too. He treated the people he met in each of the 50 marathons with kindness and appreciation. That's really something!
What other book might you compare 50/50 to and why?
Ultramarathon Man because it talks about various events and people throughout his journey.
Which scene was your favorite?
Can't say yet.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
It's really not about the running.
Any additional comments?
I liked hearing Dean read his own books and convey his voice in his work so honestly.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
This is a brilliant book. I was inspired and motivated and recommend this book as one of the best reads (or listen to's) ever!
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
this story inspires you to do great things of your own, a truly awesome book!
I loved listening to these series of short stories and all that came with planning such an event.
It is amazing how the reading make you feel that you are running with them...
Thought it would be more about overcoming a great challenge, but it seemed more as "a walk in the park" for Dean. Good advice for first marathon runners, but maybe not so much for more experienced runners. Nevertheless a quite good book.
I downloaded this yesterday and have listened to 20 minutes of chapter 1. The audio is appalling, with a weird echo or phasing effect that makes it pretty much unlistenable.
Will be contacting audible to feed this back. I expected more, very disappointed
The star rating is for the audio quality as I've not yet been able to listen to the book!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
I bought this after reading the inspirational 'born to run'.
If you haven't read born to run get it instead of this.
If you have read born to run you will only be disappointed by this.
Not only does this book not deliver on the promise to reveal tips and secrets (which BTR does), but the author, who reads it himself has an annoying, whiney voice.
On top of that everything is very US centric, as though the author doesn't know there is a world outside the US. Fine if you are an American, annoying if you are not.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful
For anyone with even a passing interest in running this audio book is a must, even non runners would find it inspiring. Runners into extreme distances will love listening to the story of this remarkable ultra runner. The only gripe....it's abridged.... Little snippets on what it takes to be an ultra runner and totally down to earth from the author.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Very few tips you can get to your next run; nonetheless a beautiful story about the love for running and the adventure of the 50/50/50. Very worth listening, and beautifully read by Dean himself.
I found this hard to listen to. there are tidbits of useful information but it was overwritten. the author tried to be too smart with the text, trying to jam in emotion where possible.