Dean Karnazes vowed to run 50 marathons in 50 states in 50 days, following in the footsteps of Sam Thompson, although I’m not sure he knew Sam would be doing it before him when he was initially planning this ordeal. He has begun his trek across the country and has so far run 3 of his marathons.

You can follow his progress on his blog at Endurance Is, where he writes about each “race”.

I have decided that between the price tag and the injury that I won’t be able to run with him when he comes to Maine on October 17th. I am still going to try to get out there and cheer the crew on, but running a marathon 2 hours slower than my race pace a mere two and a half weeks before I am running New York just doesn’t make sense to me. Hopefully I can hook up with the crowd in his last marathon on day 50.