Dean Karnazes in print and on the air

This rarely happens with me, but I was up into the wee hours last night, unable to put down the book I was reading.  The book was Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner by Dean Karnazes. Dedicated AdventureLogue readers will recall that we’ve been following Dean on his current quest to run 50 marathons in 50 states in 50 days.  I made the trip down to Albuquerque to attempt to get in on the action. I ended up getting lost but did manage to talk to Dean.

I also spoke with some of the other racers and hung out at the finish line. The final result was this story on Voice of America News Now, which aired Monday. (VOA is the State Department’s international radio news service for military and other English speakers overseas).

Anyhow, the first hundred pages of Dean’s book are pretty compelling so far, a little bit to my surprise. His description of what happened after his first 50-mile race is not to be missed….