By Neisa Condemaita and Andrew Arbuckle (video captioned in English and Español)
East Coast Ultrarunner Michael Wardian won the ‘World Marathon Challenge’ (7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days) and on the next consecutive 3 days, ran 3 more to complete his goal of running 10 Marathons in 10 days. World Record time (to be confirmed).
Traveling so much is exhausting itself, but without fail, he raced and then traveled to a different continent to run every day for 7 days. Then ran 3 more marathons in Washington DC. Luckily he had time off work to get some rest.
Managing the extreme change of temperature was also a challenge for his body. The race series started in Antarctica and continues to Cape Town, Perth, Dubai, Madrid, Santiago, Miami and Washington DC.
His finishing times on 10 consecutive days are:
World Marathon Challenge in 7 continents
Antarctica in 3:16:43
South America 3:04:13
North America 2:53:03
3 Marathons in Washington DC: 2:50:00, 2:48:43 and 2:44:33 his fastest.
His total time for the 262 miles was 29:12:46
The results will be submitted for a Guiness World Record.
Michael Wardian is the best representation of DC’s running scene. His family, closest friends, and runners of the community were there to support him and congratulate him.
He celebrated each run with a Fortnite dance. His sons Pierce and Grant and a group of kids danced with him to celebrate at the end.
The support of Pacers Running stores owned by Chris Farley was so important, as they helped with the USATF certification of the route of the last 3 marathons.