Going Long: An Interview with Mike Wardian

Wardian at Mile 76 of the recent Leadville Trail 100. You’ll have to forgive the 43-year-old running madman if he seems a little hurried—there was another race to run in a little less than 12 hours, and it was an over two-hour drive away.
Wardian ran 2:54:54 in sub-zero temperatures on the first leg of the World Marathon Challenge earlier this year in Antarctica. Photo: Courtesy of Michael Wardian
Wardian running with his vizsla, Rosie, near his home in Arlington, Virginia. Photo: Courtesy of Michael Wardian
Wardian with his wife, Jennifer, and their two sons, Pierce and Grant. Photo: Courtesy of Michael Wardian
Wardian broke the tape at this year’s Big Sur International Marathon in 2:30:44. Photo: Courtesy of Michael Wardian

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Mario Fraioli

writer of the morning shakeout. biting off more than I can chew since 1982.