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Dan Buettner

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**Early Life and Education:**
Dan Buettner was born on June 18, 1960, in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
– He graduated from the University of St. Thomas in 1983.
– Buettner worked with notable figures like Remar Sutton and George Plimpton in organizing events.

**Expeditions and Guinness World Records:**
– Buettner achieved three Guinness records for endurance cycling.
– Notable expeditions include Americastrek, Sovietrek, Africatrek, and MayaQuest.
– He engaged online audiences in solving mysteries related to the Maya Collapse during the MayaQuest expedition.

**Blue Zones and Longevity Research:**
– Buettner founded Blue Zones, LLC in 2003.
– He identified longevity hotspots like Sardinia, Italy; Okinawa, Japan; Monterrey, Nuevo Leon; and Loma Linda, California.
– Blue Zones attracted global attention for its findings on areas of extreme longevity.

**Blue Zones Projects and Initiatives:**
– Buettner applied Blue Zones principles to Albert Lea, Minnesota, resulting in significant health improvements.
– Blue Zones Project partnered with Healthways to scale city work in various states, promoting healthy lifestyles.
– Initiatives in places like Klamath Falls, Oregon, led to decreases in BMI and smoking rates.

**Public Speaking, Books, and Recognition:**
– Buettner is a renowned public speaker, having spoken at prestigious events like Bill Clinton’s Global Initiative and Google Zeitgeist.
– His books focus on longevity, happiness, and healthy living based on Blue Zones research.
– Buettner’s work has received recognition, including the 2018 RWJF Culture of Health Prize.

Dan Buettner (Wikipedia)

Dan Buettner (born June 18, 1960)[not verified in body] is an American National Geographic Fellow and New York Times-bestselling author. He is an explorer, educator, author, producer, storyteller and public speaker.[not verified in body] He co-produced an Emmy Award-winning documentary[not verified in body] and holds three Guinness records for endurance cycling.[not verified in body] Buettner is the founder of Blue Zones, LLC.

Dan Buettner
Buettner in October 2010
Born (1960-06-18) June 18, 1960 (age 63)[citation needed]
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