Ultramarathon Man: 50 Marathons - 50 States - 50 Days
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On to the film: Truly awesome. I had trouble sitting through the first 20 mins because I am a runner and wanted to get out and run but at the same time was glued to the screen. Dean goes through the first few races, spending 5-10 mins on each, then later shows highlights of some of the tougher days. Toward the end the trail races are shown in more detail and this really peaked my interest. The camerawork is great through the whole film but particularly good on the trail sections. I almost felt like I was right on the heals of the runners.
If I have to give one critism it would be over an injury scene where Dean falls down. I kmow it hurt and it was scary but this part is really dramaticized in the same way as if he had lost a family member along the way. Slow music, camera on the wound...Just a little much. I guess just another attmept to show Dean as a real person.
I'd recommend this to any runner, or anyone thinking about running. I rented it and will now buy it. I'm sure I'll watch before every big race, just like I used to do with Running on the Sun.
UltraMarathon Man chronicles one of his many bold feats: he ran, as the title suggests, a marathon in all 50 states over the course of 50 days, culminating in the New York Marathon. Some of the marathons were organized races. Most were put together by his crew, in which case they followed the course of the host city's established marathon. Through the grapevine and his blog, Karnazes gathered a group to run with him at each site, sometimes hundreds of people, in one case only one.
One thing that struck me while watching this was how much fun it must be to run with Karnazes. I have heard criticism of him as a self-centered self-promoter, but none of that came across in this video. He shows lots of interest in the people he runs with, and shows genuine humility when people express their admiration. He promotes not himself, but activity, exercise, getting people off the couch, fighting childhood obesity and general inactivity. Who can argue with that?
This feat, running 50 marathons in 50 days, has been replicated, probably by a number of people. Karnazes does it right, though, with great support and planning, getting to every state in 50 days. It's hard not be inspired by him. For someone who runs the occasional marathon, you have to ask, can I do more? For someone who's never run one, you have to ask, why not try it?Read more ›
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Dean Karnazes, his family and running mates, tell the story of his effort to run 50 marathons in 50 states in 50 days. Read morePublished on January 18, 2014 by Moira L. Mefein
Ultramarathon Man: 50 Marathons - 50 States - 50 Days, another great film from JourneyFilm and JB Benna, follows the incredible journey of Dean Karnazes and his quest to run 50... Read morePublished on September 14, 2013 by Dave Anthold
This is a good flick and really shows the personality of the Ultramarathon man doing what he does best. Worth the time and money.Published on August 12, 2013 by Urunmiller
It didn't get a 5, cause I would've liked to have seen a few more human interest stories of those who over came great odds to be able to run with Dean. Read morePublished on December 5, 2012 by Kent Burke
I have been a big fan of Dean for several years. While I had heard about his 50 marathons in 50 days in 50 states, I had no idea of the effort and determination as well as the... Read morePublished on June 2, 2012 by jwveach
Dean is amazing and inspirational. After reading his book Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner I had to see this DVD. Read morePublished on October 28, 2011 by DigiD
This guy is mind boggling! What a great documentary of what it took to run 50 marathons in 50 states in 50 days. Read morePublished on October 14, 2011 by Laura E. Pooch