I'm all for ultra athletes taking their rightful place as sports superstars, although I think it's kinda cool that many are almost completely unknown. I was pretty surprised to see Dean Karnazes, a pretty boy ultramarathoner, was chosen as a candidate for the Time 100 Most Influential . What criteria they used is unclear. I'm not a huge Dean fan. He's all marketing. Look at that picture. He's awfully fond of the beefcake shots, all buffed-out abs, nice mane of hair and oddly hairless body, in sport that frankly is populated with scrawny, bearded Eastern European wife-swapper types. And he's not even super accomplished by elite ultra standards. If you want choose an ultra runner star, go with Scott Jurek, who blew Dean away by nearly eight hours at Badwater last year. But he's a weirdo vegan whose beloved dog died in the middle of a 100-mile race, so he buried the pooch and went on to win. Dude is a freak, and I mean that as respectfully as possible when speaking of someone who doesn't eat animal flesh. In any event, Karnazes, not Jurek, is somehow No. 27 in online polling, ahead of Warren Buffet and gaining on Nelson Mandela.
Breakfast: bagel, cream cheese, orange juice, coffee
Lunch: Lobster roll, fries (whoops)
Dinner: pasta, tomato sauce with vegetables and sausage, salad