Ultramarathon Man via Flash Media Server

I’m no Flash Media Server expert, but I love it when Adobe technology solves problems and creates unique experiences. It’s like my dishwasher: I don’t know EXACTLY how it works, but it gets the job done.

In this case, it’s Flash Media Encoder and Flash Media Server allowing my to watch multiple live video feeds of Dean Karnazes attempting to break the world record for miles run on a treadmill in 24 hours! How fitting that he’s making this world record attempt on the summer solstice. Did I mention that he’s doing this two stories above Times Square in New York City?

I’ve met Dean, and last fall I had the chance to run four marathons with him in his quest to run 50 marathons in all 50 US states in 50 consecutive days. What a great guy and what a fantastic experience. If anybody can break the record it’s Dean. I wish I could be there to run with Dean in NYC today, but at least I can enjoy a bit of the event remotely. Go, Dean! (and thanks to FMS for the video streams)