NEW YORK, April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today was a landmark day for "Regis & Kelly's Run Across America with Dean Karnazes," as the ultramarathoner hit the halfway point of his ambitious coast-to-coast run for charity. At approximately 11:30 a.m. CT, Karnazes passed mile 1441.44, reaching the halfway mark and beginning the second half of his trek across the United States. He's expected to reach LIVE's New York City studios in mid-May.
LIVE teamed up with ultramarathon runner, author and motivator Karnazes for this unbelievable challenge to inspire Americans to get up, get active and get healthy. In addition to sending an important message about health and fitness, the run also is benefiting Action for Healthy Kids®, the nation's leading nonprofit and largest volunteer network fighting childhood obesity and undernourishment.
In reaching this monumental milestone, Karnazes has passed through six states and endured heat, rain, hail and sub-freezing temperatures, all while running an average of 40-50 miles a day. He's also participated in four 5K charity events, in Riverside, California; Tempe, Arizona; Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Goddard, Kansas, all to raise funds for Action for Healthy Kids. LIVE is covering Karnazes every step of the way, with regular live and taped video updates from the run and an on-going blog on the LIVE website so viewers can keep track of his incredible odyssey.
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