SAN FRANCISCO, July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fresh off his "Run Across America," UltraMarathon Man Dean Karnazes will greet fans, share stories about his recent cross-country run and sign his latest book, "Run! 26.2 Stories of Blisters and Bliss" at two "Welcome Home" parties hosted by McRoskey Mattress Company. The parties are scheduled for July 13, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m., at McRoskey Mattress in Palo Alto (220 Hamilton Avenue) and July 21, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m., at McRoskey Mattress in San Francisco (1687 Market Street). Karnazes, a McRoskey enthusiast, sleeps on the premium mattress when at home in the Bay area and also on the road: his "Run Across America" bus was specially outfitted with a customized McRoskey mattress.
On the recently completed "Run Across America", which was coordinated by ABC-TV, the ultra-athlete Karnazes ran nearly 3,000 miles - from California to the ABC studios in New York City - averaging 40 – 50 miles daily. The coast-to-coast challenge was designed to inspire Americans to get active and aid in the effort to fight childhood obesity and undernourishment.
Karnazes, who believes sleep quality is essential to his performance and recovery and a major component of a healthy lifestyle, acts as a spokesperson for McRoskey Mattress Company. McRoskey supports his efforts to encourage active living.
About Dean Karnazes
An internationally recognized endurance athlete and New York Times bestselling author, Dean Karnazes has pushed his body and mind to inconceivable limits. Time Magazine named him one of the "Top 100 Most Influential People in the World". Visit http://www.ultramarathonman.com to learn more.
About McRoskey Mattress Company: Family owned and operated, the McRoskey Mattress Company has been handcrafting mattresses and box springs in San Francisco, California since 1899. McRoskey mattresses are available in standard and custom sizes. McRoskey has showrooms in San Francisco and Palo Alto. In addition to mattress and box spring sets, McRoskey sells fine French blankets, luxurious down pillows and duvets, shipping worldwide.
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