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Ultramarathon is Den Karnazes’s story: the mind-bogglingadventures of his nonstop treks through the hell of DeathValley, the incomprehensible fridigity of the. 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. The Real-Life Diet of an Ultramarathoner Who Stays Away from Carbs. Courtesy of Dean Karnazes. Photo of Luke Darby. By. Luke Darby.

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Dec 17, Sam rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Like Western States mile Ultra Marathon covers almost one fourth of the book. He went back to complete it in and entered a period of participating in extreme sports, including mountain-bike and adventure races.

The narration is in a conversational mode and easy to read. This book isn’t about his marathon abilities, though.

The Man Behind Ultramarathon Man

The Western States mile was It seems that the gripe that most people have with this book is that Dean comes across as very egotistic and arrogant. He’s marketed himself as the posterboy for ultraendurance running and it starts to get weary in the book.

Tomorrow, aim for His book karbazes a journey into distance running that is much less about sweat than about the emotional terrain that unfolds at the frontier of endurance. This is definitely not a book I would have chosen for myself. The parts about the running itself and the different runs he finished where really fascinating though, so I could ignore the parts that didn’t really work for me as much, and still enjoyed the book overall. Not really, but it makes me appreciate those that do.


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He writes with an unexaggerated, self-depracating style that belies the feats he has accomplished. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Nov 15, Daniel Solera rated it really liked it Shelves: He talks about this cool guy who drives up in a Hummer and starts the race with a brilliant Shakespeare quotation, but we never learn his name.

Having completed my first marathon just a little over a month ago, the timing of the gift was very appropriate.

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Then the story repeated in the following several years: Upper Body Exercises for Runners Mar 27, Then he started doing squats and calf stretches. This book probably wont inspire you to do anything more, if you aren’t already on a path to always do and accomplish more. We reached a summit and paused, taking in a panoramic view of the San Francisco Bay.


It was 2 AM in Atlanta, my new flight boarded at 6: Views Read Edit View history. Please try again later. As Karnazes grew older, he began testing his limits: His father worked as a field naturalist for the Orange County Department of Education in May 19, Rhiannon rated it did not like it.

Karnazes also ran his first endurance event that year, a fundraising run on a track for underprivileged children, finishing in just under six hours and raising a dollar a lap from his sponsors.

At The North Face Endurance Challenge Series events, uktramarathon also acts as host and ambassador—not competitor—by introducing each race and running part of the way with runners. And indirectly, I trained for and signed up for my first ultramarathon because I read this book Ah, people hate Dean Karnazes I like this book! This page was last edited on 5 Decemberat Buy the selected items together This item: Customers who bought this item also bought. Dean only seems to admire himself.

I needed a sense of purpose and clarity—and perhaps adventure.