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Rock/Creek StumpJump speaker Dean Karnazes in Chattanooga Times Free Press

As the weekend’s momentum for the Rock/Creek StumpJump events are about to hit full swing, Rock/Creek is proud to share local coverage our StumpJump guest speaker Dean Karnazes is receiving for his accomplishments and coming arrival.
Coming to Chattanooga as part of the StumpJump 50k weekend, The North Face sponsored athlete Dean Karnazes will be speaking to the racers and the public for two nights only.
Joan Garrett, Chattanooga Times Free Press reporter, caught up with Dean for a quick phone interview before he heads our way. Here are a few things Dean had to say when asked questions about his beginning to run and why. He was out celebrating his 30th birthday and expressed a life changing moment…

A:…at 11pm at night I just said ‘ I am leaving, I am going running…to run 30 miles tonight to celebrate my 30th birthday’ That one night of gusto changed the course of my life”

Q: What do you think about when you want to quit?
A: I use a technique I call baby steps. We tend to get ahead of ourselves especially in a marathon or half marathon… Don’t think about what is still left in front of you. Just be in the moment, and be really present. Think about your next footstep. Do your very best in your next footstep, your next footstep and your next footstep”
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Last Minute ticket purchases for Saturday’s (10/3) public presentation at 7pm are still available online. Follow the link to PURCHASE SATURDAY TICKETS >