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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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