August 17, 2022

On Sunday, Might 1, from Metropolis Corridor in San Francisco, California, runner Michael Wardian set off on his newest journey — a run the entire means throughout the USA, ending at Rehoboth Seashore, Delaware, to lift cash for World Imaginative and prescient’s clear water tasks around the globe. He will likely be following Route 50, America’s loneliest freeway, via a number of the remotest components of the nation, and can journey via 13 states, overlaying over 3,200 miles.

Excited mates and followers turned out on Might 1 in San Francisco to see Michael Wardian off on his run throughout America. All pictures courtesy of Michael Wardian.

Wardian has a number of untamed and great working accomplishments to his title, and this newest problem appears becoming for the runner, who holds the Guinness World Document for the quickest marathon run in Antarctica — 2:54:54, run on January 23, 2017.

This was the primary leg of his World Marathon Problem, consisting of seven marathons on seven continents in seven days. Wardian holds the quickest cumulative time for the occasion at 19 hours, 21 minutes, and 36 seconds, averaging 2:45:57 per marathon. His Antarctica run is believed to be the one sub-three-hour marathon ever run on the ice-covered continent.

Wardian additionally held the world file for the quickest marathon pushing a stroller, which he set with the assistance of his then 10-month-old son Pierce, on the Frederick Marathon in 2007, in a time of two:42:21.

Extra not too long ago, in 2020, Wardian received the Quarantine Yard Extremely, finishing 262.5 miles, or 63 laps, in a decent circuit round his native neighborhood in Arlington, Virginia, to abide by social distancing necessities through the COVID-19 pandemic.

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For the primary day of his newest problem, which known as Working Dwelling as a result of he’s working within the course of his residence, the general public was invited to share in Wardian’s send-off and to run a number of miles with him.

He informed iRunFar he had 20 to 30 individuals accompany him for the primary a part of his run from Metropolis Corridor to Ocean Seashore. There he dipped his toes within the Pacific Ocean earlier than heading east on his quest towards the Atlantic, overlaying 57.97 miles on the primary day.

All going properly, Wardian’s schedule will see him averaging simply over 50 miles per day to complete the traverse, appropriately, on July 4.

When requested about his motivation, he informed iRunFar: “I’m attempting to lift $100,000 for World Imaginative and prescient for clear water tasks. I feel proper now we’re 14% of the way in which, so hopefully every day we get somewhat extra and alter quite a lot of lives. I feel proper now we’ve already impacted [about] 350 lives. It’s so cool, each day I get texts saying that any individual donated 5 bucks, and picture if all people donated simply 5 bucks!”

You possibly can comply with Wardian’s run on the stay tracker and ship him a supportive message, make a donation to his World Imaginative and prescient fund, and assist him attain his aim of elevating $100,000 for this most worthy trigger.

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Michael Wardian on the Marin County aspect of the Golden Gate Bridge on day 1 of his run throughout America.