Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Image not available

To view this video download Flash Player


Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
Sell Us Your Item
For up to a $1.00 Gift Card
Trade in
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here

Ultramarathon Man: 50 Marathons - 50 States - 50 Days (2009)

Dean Karnazes , JB Benna  |  G |  DVD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

Price: $25.00 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Only 4 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Gift-wrap available.
Want it tomorrow, Oct. 22? Choose One-Day Shipping at checkout. Details

Other Formats & Versions

Amazon Price New from Used from
Multi-Format 1-Disc Version --  
DVD 1-Disc Version $25.00  

Special Offers and Product Promotions

Frequently Bought Together

Ultramarathon Man: 50 Marathons - 50 States - 50 Days + Unbreakable: The Western States 100 + The Last Mile
Price for all three: $64.94

Buy the selected items together

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Product Details

  • Actors: Dean Karnazes
  • Directors: JB Benna
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Surround Sound, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: G (General Audience)
  • Studio: Journeyfilm LLC
  • DVD Release Date: February 10, 2009
  • Run Time: 110 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #105,229 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Special Features


Editorial Reviews

Product Description

Director JB Benna s inspirational film UltraMarathon Man: 50 Marathons - 50 States - 50 Days, features renowned endurance athlete and best selling author Dean Karnazes, in his attempt to run 50 marathons in 50 states in 50 consecutive days to raise awareness for youth obesity and to get America active. A beautiful and epic journey across the United States, during which Dean pushes the limits of human endurance, inspiring thousands across the country to join him along the path while uniting people of all ages and abilities to take the next step.


A solid cinematic achievement. Astounding... Incredibly emotional

TIME named him one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World --Time

Dean might just be the fittest man in the world --Mens Fitness

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Controversy aside this is an amazing film December 19, 2009
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
If you know a runner ask them about Dean Karnazes. Everyone has their opinion about him some see him as a role model some do not. I saw this movie before I ever heard anyone debate about Dean. Even if you are not a fan of Dean this is truly an amazing film. This movie follows Dean as he travels around the country to run 50 marathons in 50 days. Some marathons are recreated on the course they take place on at a later date and some are live. Dean invites runners to come out an join him. Heavy rain, injury (Dean takes a pretty bad spill) and even running into a pole do not stop these determined runners. The first few marathons get more screen time and some marathons are recapped due to time constraints. The experience at each marathon is different and Dean meets some truly inspirational runners at these races. This film is not only inspirational but thought provoking. A must see for any runner epically someone cosidering entering a full marathon or an ultra running event. If you enjoy this move here are a few more you may enjoy Spirit of the Marathon,Running on the Sun,Running the Sahara [ NON-USA FORMAT, PAL, Reg.2 Import - Great Britain ], and The Runner: Extreme UltraRunner David Horton
Was this review helpful to you?
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You'll come away loving this guy! March 26, 2009
By Snappy
I don't want this to come off as some kind of left handed compliment, but I have to mention that Dean takes a lot of criticism in the ultramarathon world basically because he is so popular but that there are other runners out there who do the same amount of running or even longer or faster. In other words, people say he has marketed himself as this hero of running that he is not. I hope this film puts that argument to rest. Dean is a truly genuine, kind man who loves running for the sake of running and wants to inspire others. He's not a show off, he's not a braggart. He's just truly amazing! So what if he puts himself in the limelight to get his message out? If he inspires people off the sofa he's done even more than the ultrarunner who peacefully breaks a course record and disappears into oblivion.

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.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Waiting to get to the 50th state January 12, 2010
I had high hopes for this DVD to be as inspirational as "Spirit of the Marathon". In the end I was waiting for him to finally get done in New York. While challenging and difficult, I found this to be more of an homage to Dean than as a story of training hard and achieving a difficult challenge. He was pretty laid back, meeting people, and getting used to being a star as he ran marathons across the country. The challenge part of this feat did not come across.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 50 remarkable days August 1, 2012
Some people are just made different. Dean Karnazes makes that point in this video: it's all about choosing your parents well. Karnazes's ultrarunning feats astound anyone who's heard of him, and many have. He's been featured on countless news shows, talk shows, published a couple of books, and run in races all around the world. It's easy to look at him as a hero.

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 ›
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Very inspirational, even for couch potatoes like me
Dean Karnazes, his family and running mates, tell the story of his effort to run 50 marathons in 50 states in 50 days. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Moira L. Mefein
5.0 out of 5 stars Endurance Personified
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 more
Published 13 months ago by Dave Anthold
5.0 out of 5 stars If you like the book Ultramarathon Man then you will like this movie!
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 14 months ago by Urunmiller
4.0 out of 5 stars Wish he would do more like this
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 more
Published 22 months ago by Kent Burke
5.0 out of 5 stars Very moving and very well done.
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 more
Published on June 2, 2012 by jwveach
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing story
Dean is amazing and inspirational. After reading his book Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner I had to see this DVD. Read more
Published on October 28, 2011 by DigiD
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring DVD
This guy is mind boggling! What a great documentary of what it took to run 50 marathons in 50 states in 50 days. Read more
Published on October 14, 2011 by Laura E. Pooch
4.0 out of 5 stars very good.
This product meet my expected, positive testimonials and demonstration of victory of people who conquered their goals, beautiful landscapes, and Mr. Read more
Published on May 10, 2010 by MURARO
5.0 out of 5 stars Just what I was looking for. Entertaining and insperational!
Great video! Nice long movie that delvs into the mind of a pearson that runs unimaginable distances. You'll be suprised at what he does AFTER finishing his 50/50/50! Read more
Published on February 12, 2010 by Rick Gutierrez
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!
Karno is amazing. This dvd is very inspiring and educational. The only thing I didn't like was the message that pops up on the bottom of the screen every so often that says the... Read more
Published on January 20, 2010 by S. Stiner
Search Customer Reviews
Search these reviews only


There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Look for Similar Items by Category