Friday, 4 February 2011

Transcontinental travel, Karnazes style

Not content with running to the South Pole, running 350 miles non-stop, or running on a treadmill for 48 hours, Dean Karnazes is taking on probably his biggest challenge yet - running across the USA, to raise cash and awareness in the fight against childhood obesity and inactivity. (Something we could take note of in the UK as we slash funding for sports in schools and hand over our Olympic athletics stadium to a football club). See the website here. I love that his goal is 'to inspire a nation'. Who else has the confidence and ability to set that kind of goal?

Dean will be running 40-50 miles a day from February 25th, and a series of 5k events are being planned to coincide with his schedule. If you live in the US and can take advantage of Dean's offer of joining him somewhere on the route, then go and do it! I'd love to hear how you got on (and will be seething with jealous rage!)

Happy running.


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