Nov. 27, 2022

Dean Karnazes - Athlete, Runner & Author | Completing The Longest Non-Stop Marathon In History

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➡️ About The Guest⁣

Dean Karnazes, also known as the “Ultra Marathon Man” and the “Perfect Human” popularized ultramarathons with his book Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner.

Karnazes once ran 50 marathons, in 50 states, in 50 consecutive days, and has run 350 continuous miles. Karnazes is the recipient of the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition Lifetime Achievement Award and one of TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World.

A New York Times bestselling author, his latest book is called A Runner’s High. Karnazes is also an entrepreneur and investor and serves on the board of several start-ups, including NIX Biosensors, OutFit, and Speedland.

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➡️ Talking Points⁣

00:00 - Intro

01:50 - Dean Karnazes’ origin story

03:25 - Dean’s thoughts on drive and mindset

05:15 - Envisioning “running” as a business

07:53 - Deciding what to do next after accomplishing a milestone

11:52 - What keeps Dean going after all his success?

14:26 - Setting yourself up to have a mindset to face challenges

17:15 - The main takeaway from Dean’s latest book

18:41 - Advice for someone who wants to be a runner

20:40 - Benefits of running in different aspects of your life

22:23 - Having your clearest thoughts when you’re running

24:00 - Do you need to be a competitive person to take up running?

25:42 - When you hit a wall, how do you keep going?

27:50 - Keeping your mind clear

29:13 - Where can people connect with Dean Karnazes?

29:55 - The biggest challenge Dean Karnazes has ever faced in his life

30:36 - The most impactful person in Dean’s life?

31:06 - Dean’s book or podcast recommendation

31:31 - What would Dean Karnazes tell his 20-year-old self?

31:45 - What does success mean to Dean Karnazes?

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