Dean runs past the town banner
July 2 saw Dean run 47 miles (76 kilometers) from Qazygurt to Shymkent, Kazakhstan. For the departure from Qazygurt, Dean was joined by youth and local runners who came out early in the morning to see him off.
Dean Karnazes and group of kids smiling
Today Dean started the day with a running tour of Tashkent. From there Dean hit the road for a 13-mile run to the border between Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan crossing over to be greeted by hundreds of people.
Dean behind the talk show microphones with the radio staff
Dean Karnazes participates in a live chat ta Radio ORIAT FM in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
Dean Karnazes in front of opera house
In Dean's first day in Uzbekistan, he met with the Uzbekistan Paralympic Association, inspiring and encouraging the young athletes.
Dean Karnazes giving high five to kids while running
There’s a magic in running. It’s so simple, it’s a commonality we all share as a species. #Dean525
Dean Karnazes running in desert
Dean Karnazes will run for 525 kilometers over 11 days from Tashkent, Uzbekistan to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan to Almaty, Kazakhstan as part of the Sports Envoy program.