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Dean Karnazes
Renowned ultramarathoner Dean Karnazes was named by TIME magazine as one of the, “Top 100 Influential People in the World.” He will be traveling to his ancestral motherland in October to lead the Navarino Challenge, a three-day festival of running and health.

Entries by Dean Karnazes

Homecoming Greek-Style

(0) Comments | Posted December 4, 2014 | 4:50 PM

My friend and I have a saying, "Sleep is for wimps." But the past several days of travel had really tested my devotion to this oath. Starting in my hometown of San Francisco, I'd flown to Chicago for the marathon, driven to the airport promptly thereafter and boarded a flight...

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In the Footsteps of Pheidippides

(1) Comments | Posted October 7, 2013 | 10:18 AM

My name is Constantine Nicholas Karnazes, son of Nicholas Constantine Karnazes, grandson of Constantine Nicholas Karnazes, and so forth and so on throughout the ages.

My father's family raised goats in a little village called Silimna near Tripolis in the Peloponnese. My mother's family hails from the sundrenched island of...

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