Dean Karnazes

Dean Karnazes
Photo credits: Dean Karnazes
Nationality: USA
Residence: Inglewood, CA, USA

Dean was living the “perfect life” until his thirties…
One day Dean said to himself “either you’re gonna spend the rest of your life on wishing you were not doing what you’re doing now, or you’re gonna make a radical alteration.”

Dean turned running into a way of living and inspires people around the world by sharing the importance of living actively and being outdoors. Dean became well known in 2006 when he ran 50 marathons, in all 50 US states, in 50 consecutive days.

In 2002 he completed the South Pole Marathon on regular running shoes.
In 2004 Dean won Badwater 135, one of the world’s hardest and hottest races and he finished in the top-10 five other years between 2000 and 2008!
In 2009 he completed “The Relay”, a 199-mile (320 km) run from Calistoga to Santa Cruz for the  11th time.

Now in his fifties, he’s still going strong.
His current goal is to run the Western States (WSER) 100 in 2021 again at the age of 59.
Dean is an 11-time Silver Buckle Holder of the legendary 100-mile race; he won the medals between 1994 and 2006. In 2009 he participated again but didn’t finish.

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