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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,204 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dean Karnazes Narrator: Dean Karnazes Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In the Fall of 2006, Dean Karnazes, known as the "Lance Armstrong of the running world," took on the ultimate challenge: running 50 marathons in 50 states in 50 consecutive days. Dean set off in a caravan packed with fellow runners, with nothing more than a roadmap and a determination that defied all physical limitations.

50/50 goes beyond the incredible story of these 50 marathons. It is a firsthand, fascinating story of what it's like to push the limits of strength under grueling conditions -- and how Dean Karnazes pulled off the extraordinary.

This audiobook is also packed with Dean's secrets that runners everywhere will want to know. These include what to do when you hit a wall, how to adapt quickly to drastic terrain, how to get motivated after a really tough day, and the best diet and exercise tips to improve your own best time. Complete with Dean's practical tips on building endurance, this audiobook will appeal to marathon runners and athletes everywhere, as well as to listeners who crave an inspiring story of incredible accomplishment.

"(He) makes the extraordinary look easy." --GQ

"The indefatigable man." --Esquire

"One of the sexiest men in sports." --Sports Illustrated Women Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “A real page-turner…Karnazes not only takes us along his incredible journey but gives us an in-depth look at the toll…which pushing himself to the very limit took.”

    Daytona Beach News-Journal

  • “Since I’m poleaxed by one marathon in one state in one year, I was eager to learn his secrets. Rest well and race in cold weather, he tells us, and then goes without sleep before the Desert Classic Marathon in Phoenix, which is run at 103 degrees. Cross-train, he says, and then runs 26.2 miles every day. Clearly the secret to running like Dean Karnazes is to be Dean Karnazes. Which for all but one of us is out of the question. At least we get to hear his voice. Which is so friendly and so enthusiastic that I forgave him immediately.”


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Coral | 2/17/2014

    " Great book for all distances of runners and runner wannabees. Has tips for running as well as life. You'd think that reading about a guy who ran 50 marathons in 50 states in 50 days would make you feel you couldn't run at all, but instead it's very motivational. Go for it- or rather go for a run. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jean | 2/12/2014

    " Even though most of us wouldn't consider running 50 marathons in 50 days or maybe even in a lifetime, the author had lots of good running tips. Really enjoyed the book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Cathy | 2/11/2014

    " Perfect book for what I was looking for...inspiration to prepare for a long distance race after too many years. Karnazes is an inspiration, while reminding the reader of all the highlights that motivate a distance runner. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Kevin Hughes | 2/10/2014

    " Pretty amazing accomplishment, but not much of a book. "

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About the Author
Author Dean Karnazes

Dean Karnazes has been called an “ultrarunning legend” by Men’s Journal and “one of the sexiest men in sports” by Sports Illustrated for Women. Winner of the 2004 Badwater Ultramarathon in Death Valley, he is the author of Ultramarathon Man. A columnist for Men’s Health, he lives with his wife and two children in San Francisco.