Part 11 The long road to Santa Cruz2 The formative years3 Run with your heart4 Run for your life5 The soiling of the Lexus6 Leaving normal7 Over the mountains and through the woods8 King of pain9 Into darkness10 Forever changedPart 2BadwaterFrozen stiffThe ultra endurance worldThe relayCrossing overTeam DeanRun for the futureThe gift of lifeAcknowledgementsAppendix 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.