Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Dean Karnazes attempts 48h treadmill world record

Dean Karnazes is attempting to break the 48-hour treadmill world record. 

You can watch him run on the Live with Regis and Kelly webcast. They are featuring several Guinness World Record breaking candidates this week, like a dude blowing balloons and another guy holding his breath. That's quite ok, as they all require a good set of lungs.

As dedicated fans like me will recall, Karno fell short of setting a new 24-hour treadmill record in June last year. He was running live on a webcast at Times Square in New York, and later admitted it was a bad idea. I guess ultrarunners never learn, huh?

If you are in New York, you should be able to see him in the ABC Studio window at 7 Lincoln Square (on the corner of Columbus and 67th Street). 

2 comments:

Billy said...

they repeatedly said he's shooting for 241 miles, but it seems that the record is 251. http://citycoach.typepad.com/weblog/2008/09/for-the-record.html

Paleo Runner said...

Yes I believe the record is 405 kilometers (251 miles). It won't be easy to break it.