He is attempting a 24 hour run on a treadmill in Times Square.. http://www.accelerade.com/endurance-run/
Funny, isn't it, with 3.5 hours left, that I can't see how many miles he has run?
Sorry, Mike, to dis your your man, but that's all we are going to hear ad nauseum on the Ultra List until Western States starts.
Oh, and also, I would be pissed if I had entered the lottery, and NOT gotten in, and found that Karnazes had gotten in, and then blew off his entry to do his Endurance Stunt. But that's just me.
On one hand, I have nothing against Dean Karnanazes. He is an excellent runner. His publiciy agent tends to blow things a bit out of the water, like no one has done 50 States in 50 days before Dean, or the current blurb about him "tackling 200 miles alone". I have a friend who ran across the USA, without any support, so Dean has noting on him.
But on the other hand, his press releases make it sound like NO ONE has done these phenomenal feats before. And maybe that's ultra running own fault, we don't like to publicize. But wheh I hear Dean advertised as "America's Best Runner" I can't help but think about Karl Melzer, Anton Krupicka, Jurek, before I think about Dean. In fact, I would have to say Melzer would be #1 with his races in this last year.