Dean Karnazes

An interview with the inspirational ultra-marathon runner of the Endurance 50

Back in 2006 ultra distance runner Dean Karnazes performed an amazing stunt. Over the course of 50 days he ran 50 marathons in each of the 50 United States. An inspiring feat to be sure, running 26.2 mile every day and then traveling quickly by car to the next state and do it again.  But what was especially interesting to Dean and me too with I spoke to him were the stories of the many people he met along away.


Dean Karnazes is touring the country as part of The North Face Speakers Series. And in anticipation of an upcoming visit here to Madison, WI I’m treating you this week to a Joy Trip flashback from an interview I recorded with Dean in 2007. You’ll be surprised how some who inspires so many can be inspired by others.


You can learn about Dean Karnazes and his career in running online just visit the athletes page at the North

Music by the band Hot Buttered Rum

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I’m a freelance journalist that specializes in telling stories about outdoor recreation, environmental conservation, acts of charitable giving and practices of sustainable living.