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The inspiring journey of Dean Karnazes, an
internationally recognised endurance athlete who has pushed his body
and mind to inconceivable limits. Includes a new epilogue detailing his
training and diet tips.
WHY DO YOU DO IT? HOW DO YOU DO IT? ARE YOU INSANE?
Dean Karnazes is an internationally recognised endurance athlete who
has pushed his body and mind to inconceivable limits. In this
remarkable memoir, he recounts the personal events that have led to him
becoming an extraordinary athlete. The seeds of his talents were seen
early - at the age of nine he rode his bike alone over fifty miles to
his grandmother's house. As an adult, he's taken part in a marathon
across Death Valley, a 200 mile, twelve-person relay race (which he ran
solo, of course) and one of the biggest and most controversial
challenges of all - the first marathon ever run to the South Pole.
In Ultramarathon Man, Dean recounts all these races and other
unbelievable achievements. He introduces us to the sometimes bizarre
emotional and psychological make-up of endurance runners, as well as
the peculiar mores surrounding the subculture of ultra-endurance
athleticism. The book is filled with fascinating characters and
situations from the touching (how his running helped to pull his family
back together) to the absurd (organising to meet the pizza delivery man
on the highway during his run!).
Dean's story will amaze, fascinate and inspire even the most
comfortable couch potatoes. And in a new epilogue, Karnazes answers the
two questions he's most often asked: What, exactly, do you eat and How
do you train to stay in such good shape?
About The Author
'Running with Dean Karnazes [is] like setting up one's easel next to
Monet or Picasso,' said The New York Times.
In 2004, Karnazes won the Badwater Ultramarathon in Death Valley - 'The
World's Toughest Footrace' - running 135 miles in 120-degree Fahrenheit
temperatures, in 27 hours, 22 minutes, and was named one of GQ 's 'Best
Bodies of the Year.' In 2006 he completed the 'Endurance 50' event,
running 50 marathons in 50 consecutive days in the 50 states of the US.
The president of Good Health Natural Foods - and, according to Sports
Illustrated Women , 'one of the sexiest men in sports' - Karnazes lives
with his family in San Francisco.
ISBN: 9781741149579 ISBN-10: 1741149576 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 240 Published: 1st March 2007 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Country of Publication: AU Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 13.0
Weight (kg): 0.24
Edition Number: 1