Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner

Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner

by Dean Karnazes
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Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner by Dean Karnazes

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?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440684937
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/02/2006
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 188,579
File size: 1 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Dean Karnazes, who was named one of the Top 10 Ultimate Athletes by Outside magazine, is president of EnergyWell Natural Foods in San Francisco.

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Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 98 reviews.
Dyanna27 More than 1 year ago
Dean Karnazes' autobiography chronicling his life as a runner was a great read. The simple language and humor he used to describe his sometimes terrifying experiences as a long distance runner helped captivate me as a reader. This was the first I'd ever read about a person completing Ultra Marathons. I don't generally enjoy books about athletics, but this was a highly recommended read. Not only did I enjoy every page, but I have since purchased this book for family and friends as gifts. Dean is beyond inspirational, he is a super hero. Full disclosure: This book will make you want to run until you can't run anymore.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazingly inspiring. Made this weekend warrior dream about one day completing an ultra. Share the adventure with Dean as he battles the elements, pushing himself further than any human should be able to go. He cas a clear love of nature and family and runs to help others that can't.
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Hard to put down once you start reading it. Very inspiring and motivational. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The gratest book i have ever read. I am a runner my self and it enspired me to find a pation and to go with it. As he said the prsuit of a pation is grater than the pation it self.
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If your planning on running ultra's this is the book for you.
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Great book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This guy is NUTS, but very inspirational...especially for someone who really wants to be a runner! Funny and fun and a great read! Highly recommended!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Could not put this book down! Dean Karnazes has helped this 50 year old lady to keep pushing herself to see just how far she can go!
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I read this book in two days and enjoyed every bit. Well worth it. I am a casual runner and this inspired me to take my running further and inspired me in general! I will be reading it again soon.
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This was a great book and was impossible to put down until I had read every word.
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