Part 1 1 The long road to Santa Cruz 2 The formative years 3 Run with your heart 4 Run for your life 5 The soiling of the Lexus 6 Leaving normal 7 Over the mountains and through the woods 8 King of pain 9 Into darkness 10 Forever changed Part 2 Badwater Frozen stiff The ultra endurance world The relay Crossing over Team Dean Run for the future The gift of life Acknowledgements Appendix A
As an internationally recognised endurance athlete, Dean Karnazes has pushed his body and mind to inconceivable limits. Among his many accomplishments, he has run 226 miles straight, swum across the San Francisco Bay, run a marathon to the South Pole, mountain biked for 24-hours non-stop, run 135 miles across Death Valley in the middle of summer and run 144 miles in a single day. On one occasion, Karnazes ran 100 miles all-night to the start of the Napa Valley Marathon, and then completed the marathon in 3:15. Karnazes holds two graduate degrees and is actively involved in the development of running footwear and apparel. He has raised thousands of dollars for charity through his running and is committed to bettering the world, one mile at a time. He is a frequent speaker to business audiences, sports clubs etc.