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The Ultra Life: An Evening with Mike Wardian


Feb 22 2013


Des Moines IA

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Capital Striders Running Club


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Michael Wardian will speak at the Capital Strider Annual Dinner, taking place on Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. Plus join Mike for a scenic run through Des Moines the following morning at 7:00am. Join us for a night of good food, drinks and company at the West Des Moines Marriott on Jordan Creek Parkway. Hear from Michael Wardian, a three-time U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier, five-time member of Team USA for the 100K World Championships, and two-time member of Team USE for the 50K World Championships, and a gold, silver and bronze medalist, speak on “The Ultra Life: An Evening with Mike Wardian.” Mike ran his first marathon in 1996, and qualified for Boston with a time of 3:08. Since then, he has completed over 150 marathons, 60+ Ultra marathons on three continents, 20 triathlons and one adventure race. He was the highest USA finisher even on the men’s side at the “Marathon Des Sables” (150-mile stage race across the Sahara Desert) in 2010 with a third place finish. In addition, he has won multiple major big city marathons, including San Francisco, Rock & Roll National Marathon in Washington, D.C., Delaware, Kauai, and Mercedes Marathon in Birmingham, Ala. He has set multiple Guinness World Records for Fastest Marathon Pushing a Pram, Fastest Marathon as a Super Hero, and currently has the Indoor World Record for fastest indoor marathon with a time of 2:27:21. Mike, his wife Jennifer, and their two sons, Pierce (5) and Grant (3), live in Arlington, VA. Mike works full time as an International Ship Broker. ************************************************************* You won’t want time miss out on this informative and entertaining event! Join us on Friday, Feb. 22! West Des Moines Marriott (Capital Strider Room Rate $89/night) 1250 Jordan Creek Parkway, West Des Moines Social Hour: 6 to 7 p.m. (cash bar) Dinner: 7 p.m. Members: $25/person ($35 after 2/18) Non-members: $35/person ($45 after 2/18) Register online @ “Make your reservation today, only limited tickets available at the door”

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