This will surely be the most publicised trans-continental crossing ever. Just in case you’re not up to date on Dean, he has a new blog courtesy of Runners World and modern technology that can show exactly where Dean is when he’s on the road. Currently 171.9 miles from New York on his journey and meeting all sorts of kind folk, Dean has a fairly serious challenge in front of him as it’s not the best time of year to attempt such a journey.
50 miles a day will still require 60 days to complete the distance. 50 miles a day is no joke and on top of this there is the logistics of getting adequate nutrition and liquid, finding a route, finding somewhere to sleep, clothing changes, dealing with physical issues and there will probably be snow covered mountains in the way at some point.
Having read Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner it’s clear that Dean is a resourceful runner in good shape and ‘he’s hard’.
All the staff here at Multidays.com wish him the best of luck.
PS This is the 100th post since the latest upgrade, September 10th 2006