Ultramarathon Man | Dean Karnazes | Bought The T-Shirt Podcast #244

Ultramarathon Man

Ultramarathon man features Dean Karnazes, who is an American long distance running legend and best-selling author.

Ultramarathon Man | Dean Karnazes

Dean Karnazes is an American ultramarathon runner and best-selling author. By an early age, Dean had already hiked across the Grand Canyon and climbed Mount Whitney. Some of his notable achievements include running 350 miles without sleep, running numerous marathons across the world and winning many tortuous long-distance races. He has also been featured on many popular television shows, such as The Late Show with David Letterman and is a popular author with his books detailing his career.

Transcript from ‘Ultramarathon Man’ podcast

Dean – I was drunk on my 30th birthday and at midnight I said i’m leaving the pub. They said where are you going, the night’s young, let’s have another round of Tequila to celebrate. I said no I’m going to run 30 miles to celebrate instead. I said but I was still going do it and I walked out of the bar. I’ll never forget I didn’t even own running gear but I had on these comfortable silk underwear like silk boxer shorts. So I peeled off my pants, threw them down the alleyway and just started stumbling off into the night.

Heading south there was a town called Half Moon bay which was 30 miles away and that’s where I set my sights. Food is always a major theme in the middle of the night, as as any ultrarunner knows. As we’re getting older, we’re trying to refine our act which is I think it’s good credit to our generation.

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