Dean Karnazes (1962-) is an American ultramarathon runner, author and was named one of the world’s top 100 most influential people by Time magazine in 2006. When I first read about Dean I could instantly relate to his story. At the age of 30, he realised he hated his corporate job and quit to pursue his true passion of running. (I was 29 when I quit my job last year.) Karnazes hasn’t looked back since, becoming the world’s most recognised ultramarathon runner, raising money for charities through his races and inspiring others to overcome adversity.

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- The above quote is from a great interview Karnazes gave in Outside magazine.
- Dean’s official website.