50 Marathons on 50 States in 50 Days

Dean Karnazes has just accomplished his quest to run 50 marathons in 50 states in 50 consecutive days. See earlier news item. The North Face Endurance 50, a celebration of endurance and the athletes who push preconceived notions of what is possible, commenced on September 17 at the Lewis and Clark Marathon in St. Charles, Missouri, and finished Sunday, November 5 at the New York City Marathon.  Throughout the 50 days, thousands of runners from across the country and around the globe took part in the historic event. While running 50 marathons in 50 states over 50 days, Karnazes partnered with running clubs, runners and children across the nation to raise money for KARNO KIDS, the non-profit organization, founded by Karnazes, that supports, encourages, and motivates youth to get outside and become more physically active.”Inspiration is a two-way street, and I´ve been so touched by the many people who joined me along the way,” said Karnazes.  “Running is often an individual sport, but it has brought us all together. This event was a tremendous success and became a true symbol of what people can achieve if they aspire to explore their personal limits.? Steve Rendle, The North Face president, said, ?The marathon is one of the pillars of endurance running, and Dean?s ability to run 50 of them in 50 different states in 50 days is astonishing. We?re proud of his constant passion for adventure and admire the way that he inspires others.? In its entirety, challenge produced some impressive and awe-inspiring totals: Karnazes ran 1,310 miles, burned over 275,000 calories, and wore five pairs of running shoes.   San Fransisco. Photo courtesy of Corey Rich As part of its commitment to community and conservation, The North Face, in partnership with The Conservation Fund´s Go Zero program, will be planting 500 trees in the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge to zero out the climate change ?footprint? of the 50-day event.  The Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1960 and sits 26 miles west of New York City´s Times Square. The oasis of wilderness, surrounded by urban and suburban areas, provides important habitats to fish and wildlife and a unique opportunity for the public to enjoy wildlife and wilderness within close proximity to urban centers. Labeled “the fittest man in the world” by Men´s Fitness, Karnazes? past feats include running 350 continuous miles, mountain biking for 24 hours straight, swimming across the San Francisco Bay, and running a marathon to the South Pole. He is author of the international bestseller, Ultra-marathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner.Endurance 50 Website ———————————————————————– If you have any news worth reporting please contact Matt – matt@planetfear.com / 0114 2969114 ———————————————————————–