Living Up to Your Potential
In today’s LEGEND LIFE STORY interview I will be sharing my interview with Dean Karnazes, who is one of the world’s most famous ultramarathon runners. Dean now 60 has rung up a staggering list of endurance accomplishments during his career. They include: winning the Badwater Ultramarathon (135 miles across the Death Valley); a marathon to the South Pole; 50 marathons in 50 days; running 3,000 miles across the country in 70 days; and running 350 miles straight over three days and running across the Sahara desert.
Dean is also a New York times best selling author with books such as his most recent A RUNNERS HIGH: MY LIFE IN MOTION; ULTRAMARATHON MAN: CONFESSIONS OF AN ALL-NIGHT RUNNER; 50/50: SECRETS I LEARNED RUNNING 50 MARATHONS IN 50 DAYS — AND HOW YOU TOO CAN ACHIEVE SUPER ENDURANCE! ; RUN! 26.2 STORIES OF BLISTERS AND BLISS and THE ROAD TO SPARTA: RELIVING THE ANCIENT BATTLE AND EPIC RUN THAT INSPIRED THE WORLD’S GREATEST FOOT RACE.
In our interview we discuss what started Dean on his journey to becoming the Ultramarathon Man, whether it is possible to feel fulfilled by life without a purpose, and the importance of finding and living your passion, what attracts him to running the extreme distances he runs, and how he is looking to see the limits of what he can personally do. We talk about how he keeps himself focused and motivated during his long distance running challenges and the need for resilience.
We also talk about some of his races and what he has planned next. His advice to other’s over 40 who may be viewing turning 40 negatively, his definition of ageless living, three life lessons he has learned in life and what living his best life, a legend life means to him.
“Live up to all you can be. The biggest sin in life is not living up to your potential.”
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