Manasquan, NJ (PRWEB) February 27, 2011
This may be Dean Karnazes’s greatest feat yet. On the morning of Friday, February 25th, Dean Karnazes stood at a starting line outside Cinderella’s Castle in Disneyland’s Magic Kingdom in Anaheim, California. Then, cheered on by a large crowd of well-wishers as well as a TV audience of millions on Live! With Regis and Kelly, he waved to the crowd. Kelly Ripa did a countdown and Dean set off at his typical brisk pace.
His destination? The New York City studios of Live! With Regis and Kelly, where Regis Philbin will be waiting for him 75 days from now. In the interval, Dean will traverse 17 states plus the District of Columbia, a distance of almost 3,000 miles across a wide range of challenging terrains and elevations, in all kinds of weather. To accomplish this astonishing task, Dean expects to spend 14 hours per day covering 50 miles each day. It is, in short, an unprecedented feat, even for a man who once ran from St. Louis to New York.
But then, nothing Dean Karnazes does surprises us at ProSource anymore. A charter member of both the ProSource Hall of Fame and Supreme Protein®’s Team Supreme, Dean has long inspired his fans with his incredible athleticism, his workout and diet discipline, and his sheer zest for life. (A former marketing professional, he’s also got quite a knack for generating publicity.)
He is also well-known for his love of Supreme Protein® bars, especially Caramel Nut Chocolate and Peanut Butter Crunch. Dean has plenty of both flavors stocked in his support trailer for the run. As he’s said in the past, “With my energy requirements, I’m a big believer in premium-quality supplements. I’m a big believer in Supreme Protein® bars, which I use exclusively during training. Supreme Protein® bars ensure I get enough protein for optimal recovery from training.”
This California-to-New York City run is especially important to Dean because it was organized to benefit one of Dean’s favorite charities, Action for Healthy Kids. Cities along his route will host "Run with Dean" 5K events and raise money that goes to benefit Action for Healthy Kids, which works to combat obesity in children.
When Dean’s position was last tracked, on Friday afternoon, he was entering Corona, California, 23 1/2 miles into his run. Only 2,975 miles to go. Be sure to follow Dean’s exploits at his blog and catch Dean’s appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! (airing Friday night)!