Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Mar 2, 2006 - Sports & Recreation - 304 pages
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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 Deanís 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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An awesome insight on one tough runner! - Goodreads
Dean is a terrible writer. - Goodreads
It's just a great, fun read with lots of pace to it. - Goodreads
I loved his writing and his journey. - Goodreads
His writing is simple and makes for a super quick read. - Goodreads
Also, the writing is just plain bad. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Gregory Jones - Goodreads

What a great look into the life of an ultra runner. Touching in many ways. Really gets a good look into why runners run. Sometimes it is just to do things we know that will push us further than we thought we could go. Read full review

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User Review  - Vladimir Gaponko - Goodreads

I recommend this book to everyone, who wants to run. Read full review


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Auburn Lakes to Robie Point Midnight June 26 1994
Robie Point to Oblivion Mile 99 and Beyond
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Emigrant Pass to Robinson Flat Miles 47 to 302
Robinson Flat to Devils Thumb Miles 302 to 478
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Fords Bar to the Rucky Chucky River Crossing Miles 73 to 78
The Rucky Chucky River Crossing to Auburn Lakes Trail Miles 78 to 852
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About the author (2006)

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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