GPR Podcast 003. Mike Wardian.

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Mike Wardian with his two sons at the finish, as he completes the 100km 2017 Tarawera Ultra (again). Photo Michael Dawson.

For our third podcast GOOD PEOPLE RUN™ talk shop with the legend Mike Wardian about his love for New Zealand, fitting in training, running history, future goals and more.

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Michael Wardian is an American marathoner and ultra-marathoner. In addition to a lengthy list of podium finishes at marathons, half-marathons, 50k /100k and 100 Mile races, Michael has set world records for the fastest marathon and also 50K on an indoor 200-meter track and dressed as Elvis.

2016 was an incredible year with a 47 events and multiple wins and records including setting the fastest ever time for all the Abbott World Marathon Majors consisting of the Tokyo Marathon, Boston Marathon, London Marathon, Berlin Marathon, Chicago Marathon, New York Marathon in an average time of 2:31:09. In March 2015, he also set the World Record for the fastest 50K on a treadmill (at the Hoka One One Sales Meeting in May 2015 after having set the World Record on a Spartan Race Cruise).

2017 was even better with Mike shattering the World Marathon Challenge Time Record with 7 marathons on 7 continents. He is now on route to the infamous Barclay Marathons.

Michael has also completed some of the most difficult races in the world such as:

The Badwater Ultra marathon-135 Miles in Death Valley, CA in July
The Marathon des Sables-appx 150 miles in the Sahara desert in Morocco
The Ultra Trail du Mount Blanc-appx. 100 miles with 28,000 feet of vertical assent travelling through 3 countries, France, Italy and Switzerland
The UVU North Pole Marathon with temperatures dipping below negative 40 Celsius.
The Buff Epic Run in Pyrenees, Spain with over 9000 Meters of ascent
The Diagonale des Fous (Crossing of the Fools), 100 miles with over 32,000 Feet of Ascent, on Reunion Island

Some links to content;

  1. Mike online. http://mikewardian.com/  | https://www.facebook.com/mikewardian | https://www.instagram.com/mikewardian/
  2. Race Mania. http://race-mania.com/
  3. Hoka One One. http://www.hokaoneone.com/
  4. Nathan Sports. https://www.nathansports.com/
  5. World Marathon Challenge. http://www.worldmarathonchallenge.com/
  6. Barclay Marathons. http://barkleymarathons.com/

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