Karnazes, Dean

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Karnazes, Dean Gender: M
Constantine Karnazes
born on 23 August 1962 at 13:34 (= 1:34 PM )
Place Inglewood, California, 33n58, 118w21
Timezone PDT h7w (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Taglilatelo
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 00°13' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 18°00 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 29°44'

Dean Karnazes
photo: Narsil at en.wikipedia, license gfdl


American athlete, setting records for long distance running. Karnazes is the author of "Ultra Marathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner" (2005).

He says his life as he knew changed on his 30th birthday, when he ran for the first time since high school and ran all night (30 miles). Since then he has achieved many records for speed and endurance, in various athletic endeavors, such as swimming, surfing, cycling and especially running. Some of his awe-inspiring accomplishments are: running 10 marathons non-stop (262 miles), swimming across the San Francisco Bay, running a marathon to the South Pole, mountain-biking for 24-hours straight, and running 146 miles across Death Valley in the middle of summer.

Karnazes is also owner and president of EnergyWell Natural Foods in San Francisco. He is slight but muscular, standing 5'9" and weighing 155 pounds. When asked why he does what he does, he responds, "It's just the supreme challenge of seeing how far the human body can be pushed."

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 2005 (Ultramarathon Man)

Source Notes

Steven stuckey writes by e-mail on March 31, 2005: "I managed to get his data. First from my sister who attended a book signing in Seattle a few days ago (she got the date only) and this evening the rest of the data from Dean's father Nicholas Karnazes who lives in San Clemente. We spoke on the phone for about 20 minutes. He read from the birth certificate:Dean Karnazes born August 23, 1962 @ 1:34 PM in Inglewood, California.


  • Traits : Body : Aerobic exercise
  • Traits : Personality : Active
  • Traits : Personality : Persistent
  • Vocation : Business : Entrepreneur
  • Vocation : Sports : Track and Field (long-distance running)
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer