Ultramarathon Man - Dean Karnazes

Ultramarathon Man

By Dean Karnazes

  • Release Date - Published: 2005-03-17
  • Book Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Author: Dean Karnazes
Our rating: 5/5 stars

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 251 Ratings)

Ultramarathon Man Dean Karnazes read online review & book description:

In one of his most ambitious physical efforts to date, Dean Karnazes attempted to run 50 marathons, in 50 states, in 50 days to raise awareness of youth obesity and urge Americans of all fitness levels to "take that next step."
"UltraMarathon Man: 50 Marathons - 50 States - 50 Days", a Journeyfilm documentary, follows Dean’s incredible step-by-step journey across the country.

Ultrarunning legend Dean Karnazes has run 262 miles-the equivalent of ten marathons-without rest. He has run over mountains, across Death Valley, and to the South Pole-and is probably the first person to eat an entire pizza while running. With an insight, candor, and humor rarely seen in sports memoirs (and written without the aid of a ghostwriter or cowriter), Ultramarathon Man has inspired tens of thousands of people-nonrunners and runners alike-to push themselves beyond their comfort zones and be reminded of "what it feels like to be truly alive," says Sam Fussell, author of Muscle.

Ultramarathon Man answers the questions Karnazes is continually asked:

- Why do you do it?
- How do you do it?
- Are you insane?

And in the new paperback edition, Karnazes answers the two questions he was most asked on his book tour:

- What, exactly, do you eat?
- How do you train to stay in such good shape?

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Posted Reviews

  • Beautifully written and such an inspiration!

    5
    By AuntiePandora
    This book is such an inspiration to all runners, short and long distances. I recently ran my 3rd half marathon and just kept telling myself "you do this because you love this. Take it all in". It was my happiest and most fulfilling race yet. I will take Dean's suggestions and idea with me forever
  • Ok

    3
    By trishy b
    Wasn't crazy about reading about how wonderful he thinks he is. Bragging > inspiring
  • Great book

    5
    By Metkg
    Entertaining and inspirational at the same time. Amazing, genuine person and athlete.
  • Amazing

    5
    By paigemstern
    Dean's books have inspired me to get out there, explore and RUN! I was pretty active and the gym and fitness classes, but running was never something I enjoyed. I have just finished my first half marathon and have already signed up for another! I couldn't put this down and immediately after went and bought 50/50 and RUN.
  • Awesome

    5
    By Spacemiller
    I am about to read this book a second time. Inspirational, motivating, simply a great read. My 10 year old loved it as well.
  • From the unreal to the really inspiring

    5
    By mikeberta
    Sitting in a meeting last week, this book was recommended because I just started running to add to a new healthy lifestyle. In 12/2009 I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes and realized my sedentary and stress filled life was killing me. Now in 8/2010, i am approaching the 100lb mark in my weight loss, I turned to running to help push me through the wall and create a sustaining goal of being healthy. Karno's story began as unreal and then really got unreal. I was gripped and inspired. More than a story of running, and perhaps why it was recommended, this is a story of dream fulfillment, gritty determination, focus, and accomplishment. I dare you to read this and not want to work on whatever ultra-marathon you've been waiting to run in your life.
  • Quick and fun read

    5
    By EJACKSONE
    This book was recommended to me by a friend. I read almost two hundred pages the first day. I finished shortly thereafter. I would write more but I need to get running....
  • Un libro inspirador

    5
    By MarcioRamirez
    Gran libro muy inspirador,

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