As I noted previously in my old blog, ultra-marathoner, Dean Karnazes, planned to run 50 marathons in 50 states in 50 days. This was “The North Face Endurance 50”. He had a blog during this period. I did not track it but am interested in viewing some of his entries. Earlier this month Karnazes completed this feat of endurance by finishing the ING New York City Marathon on November 5th. He finished this final 26.2 mile race with a time of 3:00:30 with an impressive 6:53 minute-per-mile pace. His total running time for the 50 marathons was over 8 days 13 hours. Karnazes ran 100 times more marathons than I ran this year!
Karnazes’ successful completion —and even his attempt— shows what the human spirit and body are capable of.
Photo: Dean Karnazes © Corey Rich
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