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Ultramarathon runner Dean Karnazes attacked by coyote during 150-mile run

Dean Karnazes said he was running through Marin Headlands on a 150-mile run in when the coyote attacked him.
Dean Karnazes said he was running 150 miles through Marin Headlands when the coyotes attacked him. Steve Jennings

A famous ultramarathon runner in California when he was attacked by a coyote while running 150 miles. happened.

In his video , a graphic posted to Instagram, Dean Karnazes, 59, said he was at Marine in the early hours of Saturday morning when a wild animal lunged at him. He said he was running the Headlands.

Karnazes shared footage of himself bleeding from his lips while warning others to beware of coyotes.

"A little scary thing happened," he said. “I was attacked by a coyote.

"A bit brutal," said Karnazes. "I don't know what you're going to do. I think I have to keep going.

Ultramarathoner said he believes coyotes want energy bars." When he started biting, he said the animal lunged at him and knocked him to the ground. I created an Instagram post asking:

"People (mainly tourists) feeding wild coyotes in California's Marin Headlands area as I witnessed firsthand. ' writes Karnazes. ``This has got to stop.''

The near-miss apparently wasn't the first time he'd touched wildlife.

Karnazes captioned his Instagram post. Both incidents were horrific. ''