Friday, July 21, 2006


Shii Stickler

Dean, what you are doing is very inspiring. Recently some co-workers and I decided we wanted to do something to raise $ for the Challenged Athletes Foundation. One of the more zealous members of our staff suggested participating in a tri-athalon relay. I was hesitant as I haven't excercised a day since I had my son 4 years ago. However when I read about what you're doing I thought, "if this guy can run 50 races in 50 days, what's stopping me from running a 10K relay?" So, today I laced up my tennis shoes and ran my first 1.2 miles without stopping. It felt great! Thanks for the inspiration!

Jay B

We have had the privilege to meet you several times and each time you have been a class act. If I come out of the SF Marathon (that you will be hosting) on July 30th with no/minimal injuries, I will surely sign up for the SF Marathon leg of your Endurance 50 adventure. Keep up the great work!


writing from singapore! hv read your book and interviews in RW - you are an inspiration and an encouragement to many. hv fun and take care at the endurance 50! and please stay whacky!!!
great book, great work!

Asgeir - Iceland - Ísland

Hello Dean,
Sins I read your book, live has not been the same for me, it has chance in to some kind of a amazing live, where I fell that I can do everything - thanks.
I have bean watching you now for the last year or so, hey and good luck in Badwater tomorrow and have a fantastic time in Endurance 50:-)
Kind regards,

Rob Hoy

Dean - tell us about your training and nutrition plan for this awesome undertaking.

I see that you won the Vermont 100 mile endurance run last weekend in UNDER 16-1/2 HOURS!

See you out there and best of luck.
Rob Hoy


Dean, I'm an Ironman, but seeing the level of endurance you have makes Ironman look like a 10K run.
I will be looking into ultramarathon now, read your book and one of the best remarks you made is that I never felt worse after a run than when I started, its true running always makes you feel better.
Good luck, I'm from Israel so won't be able to join you.

Cris Dopher

Dean, I saw the sidebar on you in this month's Esquire and it reminded me to read up on the Endurance 50. What a nice surprise to find out you'll be wrapping things up in my little burg. I am already entered in the NYC Marathon this year and am stoked that both you and Lance will be out among us runners.

I am setting up a fluids/fuels cache for my friends and myself at my house, which is on the route at mile 5.5. We'll be able to drop extra clothes and pick up our own hydration & gels - less to haul out to Staten Island. You're welcome to stash things there, too; just email me.

John Stump

Just signed up for Tampa! Thanks for the info on pace, etc. I am running my first ultra on the 14th a 50k, so I am not sure about the shape I will be in for the Tampa run, but I wouldn't miss it for the world. I'll just have to re-read Ultramarathon man for inspiration.

Jason De Heus

Hey Karno,

I am signing up to run with you in Anchorage. I'm from North Pole AK. I wanted to let you know it has been a pleasure reading your book (Actual first book I read cover to cover) Thanks for sharing your personal story's and inspiring us all to new levels. In just the past two years running has changed my life. I am on the road to reach new heights and I thank you for challenging us all to see where we can go if we only apply our hearts, body and soul. Your right it’s truly amazing the support people give when you set out to accomplish your dreams. You rock man. Take care.

Jason De Heus

Jeffrey Yauney



Hi Dean,

I wrote to you when I got my hands on an advance copy of your book to tell you how inspired I was, and that I had returned to running after a 20 year hiatus and letting myself get 110 lbs overweight.

I've since successfully run 2 half marathons, and am signed up for the Marine Corps Marathon (a first!) so will look for you there!

You continue to inspire me to push myself every day! Thanks and see you soon!

Diane White

Dean, I turned 50 this year and after running 10k's for the last 20 years, I am training to run my first marathon in October. I received for my birthday a signed copy of your book from my friend TeriAnn who met you at a book signing in Torrance, California. I enjoyed your book so much. Thanks for being an inspiration to all of us runners!


Looking forward to running with you in Baltimore. Good luck with the Endurance 50. You inspire us all to push the limits, the day I signed up to run with you I felt compelled to test myself and have increased my training thanks to your motivation. See you November 1st.


Hi Dean !
I am 54 years old and have been running for over 30 yrs. My first marathon was in Itasca, IL at the age of 23, and the guess speaker was Joan Benoit (who would of ever knew then)!!
I have followed her over the years and will do the same for you after seeing your remarkable film. The group I run with on saturdays all went to see it, how we could relate to all of it.
What a inspiration to young and old. I feel the same way, SOMETHING needs to be done with the overweight children in our society. I was always athlete and did not have a problem keeping and enjoying being active. EVERY CHILD should see this film. It is to bad you can't get this in every school. It would truly make a difference to so many children on a life long change for them. "Only need one person to make a difference in a childs life" Best to you and your continuing heartfelt desires of running! And thank you for doing what you do. Regards, Rita Nardella

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