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In one of his most ambitious physical efforts to date, Dean Karnazes attempted to run 50 marathons, in 50 states, in 50 days to raise awareness of youth obesity and urge Americans of all fitness levels to "take that next step."

"UltraMarathon Man: 50 Marathons - 50 States - 50 Days", a Journeyfilm documentary, follows Dean’s incredible step-by-step journey across the country.

Ultrarunning legend Dean Karnazes has run 262 miles-the equivalent of ten marathons-without rest. He has run over mountains, across Death Valley, and to the South Pole-and is probably the first person to eat an entire pizza while running. With an insight, candor, and humor rarely seen in sports memoirs (and written without the aid of a ghostwriter or cowriter), Ultramarathon Man has inspired tens of thousands of people-nonrunners and runners alike-to push themselves beyond their comfort zones and be reminded of "what it feels like to be truly alive," says Sam Fussell, author of Muscle.

Ultramarathon Man answers the questions Karnazes is continually asked:

- Why do you do it?
- How do you do it?
- Are you insane?

And in the new paperback edition, Karnazes answers the two questions he was most asked on his book tour:

- What, exactly, do you eat?
- How do you train to stay in such good shape?

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    Great book and very inspiring life story.

    Really loved this book. I read it while training for my first marathon. The positive strength of Dean keeps me going.

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    Great book, very motivating

    I have read everyone of Dean's books and everyone inspires me more than the last. This was a great book, great advice, loved every minute of it did not want to put it down.

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    Motivante

    Personalmente ho trovato questo libro interessante e nel contempo motivante. Corro regolarmente e mi sto allenando per la mia prima maratona. Ovviamente non ho nessuna intenzione di cimentarmi in imprese così estreme. Ho però trovato parecchie affinità con le motivazioni e le sensazioni espresse nel libro, che condivido. Questo atleta non è normale ed è certamente dotato di caratteristiche fisiche ben al di sopra della media. Ovviamente i racconti delle varie imprese sono anche un po' autocelebrativi... ma visti i risultati, credo che un po' di autocelebrazione vada concessa in quanto meritata sul campo.

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