The Adventure Podcast Episode 106: An Interview with the Ultramarathon Man Dean Karnazes

May 12th, 2020

On this week's episode we welcome the ultramarathon man himself, Dean Karnazes to the show. Dean regales with stories from his illustrious running career, with includes discovering his love for the sport after running for 30+ miles on his 30th birthday. He also talks about competing in the Badwater Ultra, running across the Atacama Desert in South America, and provides a history lesson about the first ultramarathon from Greek history. Smart, funny, self-deprecating, and incredibly charming, it is easy to see how Dean helped bring ultrarunning more into the mainstream. We're lucky to have him as a guest. 

Before jumping into our interview, Dave and Kraig first share some Adventure News with an update on the current status of the climbing season on Everest, a story about an ocean rower who is training for 12-days straight in his garage, and a crossing of the Atlantic Ocean in floating cars that took place 20 year ago. Later, as part of their weekly Gear Picks segment, Dave reviews the Mountainsmith Slingback camp chair, while Kraig offers his thoughts on the Lander Kiva headlamp. 

Show Notes:

Books By Dean Karnazes on Amazon:

Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner
Run!: 26.2 Stories of Blisters and Bliss
50/50: Secrets I Learned Running 50 Maratons in 50 Days
The Road to Sparta

YouTube Video: Ultramarathon Man: 50 marathons in 50 states, in 50 days

Watch Ocean Rower Phil Kite train in his garage

Crossing the Atlantic Ocean in a floating car

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