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Dean Karnazes

The “Ultramarathon Man”, Ran 3,000 Miles Across the Country with Live! with Regis and Kelly’s “Run Across America” in 2011

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 Dean Karnazes Biography

TIME magazine named him as one of the "Top 100 Most Influential People in the World." Men's Fitness hailed him as the fittest man on the planet. An internationally recognized endurance athlete and New York Times best-selling author, Dean Karnazes has pushed his body and mind to inconceivable limits. Among his many accomplishments, he has run 350 continuous miles, foregoing sleep for three nights. He's run across Death Valley in 120-degree temperatures, and he's run a marathon to the South Pole in negative 40 degrees. On ten different occasions, he's run a 200-mile relay race solo, racing alongside teams of 12. Karnazes has swum the San Francisco Bay, scaled mountains, bike raced for 24 hours straight, and surfed the gigantic waves off the coast of Hawaii and California. His long list of competitive achievements include winning the world's toughest footrace, the Badwater Ultramarathon, running 135 miles nonstop across Death Valley during the middle of summer. He has raced and competed on all seven continents of the planet, twice over.

In 2006 he accomplished the seemingly impossible by running 50 marathons, in all 50 US states, in 50 consecutive days, finishing with the New York City Marathon, which he ran in three hours flat! Earlier this year he ran 3,000 miles from the coast of California to New York City, stopping along the way at the White House to be greeted and honored by First Lady Michelle Obama.

Dean Karnazes and his incredible adventures have been featured on The Today Show, 60 Minutes, The Late Show with David Letterman, CBS News, CNN, ESPN, "The Howard Stern Show," NPR's "Morning Edition," Late Night with Conan O'Brien, the BBC, and many others. He has appeared on the cover of Runner's World, Outside, and Wired magazines, and has been featured in TIME, Newsweek, People, GQ, The New York Times, USA TODAY, The Washington Post, Men's Journal, Forbes, The Chicago Tribune, The Los Angeles Times, and the London Telegraph, to mention a few.

Yet it is his unique ability to enthuse athletes of all abilities and backgrounds that truly sets Karnazes apart. Despite his many accomplishments, awards, and distinctions, he remains most proud of his tireless contributions of time and funding to programs aimed at getting children and youth outdoors and moving and fighting to reverse the alarming rate of childhood obesity and inactivity. He has raised millions of dollars for charity and was awarded the prestigious Community Leadership Award by the President's Council on Physical Fitness & Sports.

Beyond being a celebrated endurance athlete, philanthropist, and best-selling author, Karnazes is an accomplished businessman with a notable professional career working for several Fortune 500 companies and startups alike. A graduate of the McLaren School of Business and Management, he is uniquely able to demonstrate how the lessons learned from athletics can be applied to business, and he is able to convey with authenticity the many insights he has gleaned along the way as a record-setting athlete and professional businessman.

Dean Karnazes is a sought-after speaker who has captivated and inspired audiences across the country with his stories of persistence and perseverance. His dynamic, engaging, and rousing presentations focus on going beyond perceived limitations to be the best that you can be. He talks about unlocking an inner strength to achieve extraordinary results. His real-life examples explore the topics of dealing with adversity, overcoming obstacles, setting and reaching lofty goals, the importance of teamwork (even in solo endeavors), and excelling in a competitive and often confusing world. In his presentations, he examines and discusses the essential ingredients necessary for high achievement and developing the ability to prevail and preserve against staggering odds.

Karnazes is believable because his achievements and accomplishments are real. He delivers his message with the insight and candor that only an individual who has lived through such experiences can. His stories of endurance and perseverance are often comical, sometimes tear-jerking, and always thought-provoking and entertaining. Dean Karnazes's roster of clients includes Nike, Google, Sony, PepsiCo, Wells Fargo, Apple Computer, Merck, Toyota, Starbucks, Accenture, Stanford University, Yale, JP Morgan Chase, Facebook, and a host of others.

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Run!: 26.2 Stories of Blisters and Bliss

Run!: 26.2 Stories of Blisters and Bliss

Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner

Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner

Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner

Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner

Speaking Topics
  • Setting and Reaching Lofty Goals

  • Essential Ingredients of Success

  • Overcoming Obstacles

  • The Essential Ingredients for High-Achievement and Prevailing Against Staggering Odds

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    Booking fees for Dean Karnazes, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Dean Karnazes, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Dean Karnazes for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Dean Karnazes for your next private or corporate function.
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Dean Karnazes

The “Ultramarathon Man”, Ran 3,000 Miles Across the Country with Live! with Regis and Kelly’s “Run Across America” in 2011

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Dean Karnazes Biography

TIME magazine named him as one of the "Top 100 Most Influential People in the World." Men's Fitness hailed him as the fittest man on the planet. An internationally recognized endurance athlete and New York Times best-selling author, Dean Karnazes has pushed his body and mind to inconceivable limits. Among his many accomplishments, he has run 350 continuous miles, foregoing sleep for three nights. He's run across Death Valley in 120-degree temperatures, and he's run a marathon to the South Pole in negative 40 degrees. On ten different occasions, he's run a 200-mile relay race solo, racing alongside teams of 12. Karnazes has swum the San Francisco Bay, scaled mountains, bike raced for 24 hours straight, and surfed the gigantic waves off the coast of Hawaii and California. His long list of competitive achievements include winning the world's toughest footrace, the Badwater Ultramarathon, running 135 miles nonstop across Death Valley during the middle of summer. He has raced and competed on all seven continents of the planet, twice over.

In 2006 he accomplished the seemingly impossible by running 50 marathons, in all 50 US states, in 50 consecutive days, finishing with the New York City Marathon, which he ran in three hours flat! Earlier this year he ran 3,000 miles from the coast of California to New York City, stopping along the way at the White House to be greeted and honored by First Lady Michelle Obama.

Dean Karnazes and his incredible adventures have been featured on The Today Show, 60 Minutes, The Late Show with David Letterman, CBS News, CNN, ESPN, "The Howard Stern Show," NPR's "Morning Edition," Late Night with Conan O'Brien, the BBC, and many others. He has appeared on the cover of Runner's World, Outside, and Wired magazines, and has been featured in TIME, Newsweek, People, GQ, The New York Times, USA TODAY, The Washington Post, Men's Journal, Forbes, The Chicago Tribune, The Los Angeles Times, and the London Telegraph, to mention a few.

Yet it is his unique ability to enthuse athletes of all abilities and backgrounds that truly sets Karnazes apart. Despite his many accomplishments, awards, and distinctions, he remains most proud of his tireless contributions of time and funding to programs aimed at getting children and youth outdoors and moving and fighting to reverse the alarming rate of childhood obesity and inactivity. He has raised millions of dollars for charity and was awarded the prestigious Community Leadership Award by the President's Council on Physical Fitness & Sports.

Beyond being a celebrated endurance athlete, philanthropist, and best-selling author, Karnazes is an accomplished businessman with a notable professional career working for several Fortune 500 companies and startups alike. A graduate of the McLaren School of Business and Management, he is uniquely able to demonstrate how the lessons learned from athletics can be applied to business, and he is able to convey with authenticity the many insights he has gleaned along the way as a record-setting athlete and professional businessman.

Dean Karnazes is a sought-after speaker who has captivated and inspired audiences across the country with his stories of persistence and perseverance. His dynamic, engaging, and rousing presentations focus on going beyond perceived limitations to be the best that you can be. He talks about unlocking an inner strength to achieve extraordinary results. His real-life examples explore the topics of dealing with adversity, overcoming obstacles, setting and reaching lofty goals, the importance of teamwork (even in solo endeavors), and excelling in a competitive and often confusing world. In his presentations, he examines and discusses the essential ingredients necessary for high achievement and developing the ability to prevail and preserve against staggering odds.

Karnazes is believable because his achievements and accomplishments are real. He delivers his message with the insight and candor that only an individual who has lived through such experiences can. His stories of endurance and perseverance are often comical, sometimes tear-jerking, and always thought-provoking and entertaining. Dean Karnazes's roster of clients includes Nike, Google, Sony, PepsiCo, Wells Fargo, Apple Computer, Merck, Toyota, Starbucks, Accenture, Stanford University, Yale, JP Morgan Chase, Facebook, and a host of others.

Dean Karnazes Videos

  • The Greatest Ultramarathoner - Dean Karnazes - YouTube
    Dean ran 50 marathons in 50 days and ran three days non-stop without any sleep, doesn't that sound superhuman. But yeah this man believed ...
  • Ep. 154: Ultra Marathoner Dean Karnazes On How To Beat Your Mind
    Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are honored to have with us Dean Karnazes. He's a speaker, a bestselling author, an athlete, and an ...
  • Dean Karnazes, the ULTRAmarathon Man | Human Limits - YouTube
    Dean Karnazes most likely ran a marathon before you woke up this morning. Here's what happens when you reach a summit, grit your teeth, ...

Dean Karnazes Books

Dean Karnazes Speaking Topics

  • Setting and Reaching Lofty Goals

  • Essential Ingredients of Success

  • Overcoming Obstacles

  • The Essential Ingredients for High-Achievement and Prevailing Against Staggering Odds

FAQs on booking Dean Karnazes

  • How to book Dean Karnazes?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Dean Karnazes for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Dean Karnazes, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Dean Karnazes or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Dean Karnazes?

    Booking fees for Dean Karnazes, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Dean Karnazes, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Dean Karnazes?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Dean Karnazes for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Dean Karnazes for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Dean Karnazes or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Dean Karnazes or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Dean Karnazes is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Dean Karnazes for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Dean Karnazes generally travels from San Francisco, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Shannon Miller, Roger Crawford, Dan Buettner, Linda Armstrong Kelly and Neal Petersen. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Dean Karnazes for an upcoming event.

Dean Karnazes Speaker Videos

  • The Greatest Ultramarathoner - Dean Karnazes - YouTube
    Dean ran 50 marathons in 50 days and ran three days non-stop without any sleep, doesn't that sound superhuman. But yeah this man believed ...
    Ep. 154: Ultra Marathoner Dean Karnazes On How To Beat Your Mind
    Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are honored to have with us Dean Karnazes. He's a speaker, a bestselling author, an athlete, and an ...
  • Dean Karnazes, the ULTRAmarathon Man | Human Limits - YouTube
    Dean Karnazes most likely ran a marathon before you woke up this morning. Here's what happens when you reach a summit, grit your teeth, ...

Dean Karnazes Speaking Topics

  • Setting and Reaching Lofty Goals

  • Essential Ingredients of Success

  • Overcoming Obstacles

  • The Essential Ingredients for High-Achievement and Prevailing Against Staggering Odds

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