DK-Awards   Distinctions

"Top 100 Fittest Men of All Time"

Men's Heath, 2012

"The Best Athletes Right Now"

Esquire, 2012

Run Across America

3,000 Mile Run from LA to NYC

Youth Fitness Contributor of the Year

Running USA Award, 2009

4 Deserts Racing Series

Overall Champion, 2008

Olympic Torchbearer

Beijing Olympic Games, 2008

4Atacama Crossing, Atacama Desert, Chile

Winner, 2008

Mayor Gavin Newsom's Advisory Committee

San Francisco Physical Activity Council (PAC), 2008

President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports

Community Leadership Award, 2008

Dead President's Ultra Endurance Run

Winner, 2007

Best Outdoor Athlete

ESPN ESPY Award, 2007

Board of Directors

Girls on the Run, San Francisco, 2007

Top 100 Most Influential People in the World

TIME, 2006

Runner of the Year

Competitor Magazine, 2006

50 Marathons, 50 states, 50 straight days

Endurance 50, 2006

Vermont Trail 100-Mile Endurance Run

Winner, 2006

Recipient of the Arkansas Traveler Award

Presented by Governor Mike Huckabee, 2006

Appointed to the California Taskforce on Youth Wellness

Rules Committee of the California State Senate, 2006

Adventure Hall of Fame

Men's Journal, 2005

U.S. Ultrarunning Team

Represented USA at the World Championships, 2005

Top Ten Ultimate Athletes

Outside Magazine, 2004

Badwater Ultramarathon

Winner, 2004

South Pole Marathon

Winner, Running Division (though only person to complete the event in running shoes), 2002

The Relay

Nine-time solo finisher, 199+ miles

Badwater Ultramarathon

Winner, 2004

Outdoor World Championships

Winner, 2000

Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run

11-time Silver Buckle Holder, 1994-2006

Four-Time President's Club Recipient

GlaxoSmithKline, 1991-1999

 

DK-Accolades

"MAKES THE EXTRAORDINARY LOOK EASY."

-GQ

"IRON MAN DEAN KARNAZES IS NO MERE MORTAL."

-TIME

"THE INDEFATIGABLE MAN."

-ESQUIRE

"RUNNING WITH KARNAZES IS LIKE SETTING UP ONE'S EASEL NEXT TO MONET OR PICASSO."

- The New York Times

"FASCINATING."

- Sports Illustrated

"EYE-POPPING."

- The Associated Press

"JAW-DROPPING"

- Sam Fussell

"THE QUINTESSENTIAL ULTRAMARATHONER."

- Outside

"A ONE-MAN PERPETUAL MOTION MACHINE."

- City Sports

"ULTRARUNNING LEGEND."

- Men's Journal

"THE ULTIMATE ULTRARUNNING SPECIMEN."

- Runner's World

"KARNAZES HAS PUSHED HIS BODY AND MIND TO LIMITS THAT ARE BEYOND MASOCHISTIC. THEY'RE INHUMAN."

- Newsday

"HE HAS NOT ONLY PUSHED THE ENVELOPE BUT BLASTED IT TO BITS."

- The Philadelphia Inquirer

"DEAN IS LIKE A COMIC-BOOK SUPERHERO WHO REMAINS UNDERCOVER BY DAY, EVERY BIT THE UNREMARKABLE FAMILY MAN."

- The London Daily Telegraph

"ULTRA INSPIRATIONAL."

- Odyssey

"[DEAN] DISMISSES BOUNDARIES. [HE] MAKES EVERYTHING SEEM POSSIBLE."

- The Washington Post