Oct 21, 2022
Michael Wardian set out from San Francisco with the intention of running across the United States in 75 days. He covered the 3,234 miles, spanning 13 states and with 132,000 feet in elevation change, in only 62 days. In the process, he raised over $120,000 for World Vision’s clean water initiatives, changing the lives of thousands of people.
In November, he’ll be running the New York City Marathon as a guide, because, he says, “For me, one of the best things is crossing the finish line, but doing that helping somebody else is even better.”
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"Thank you" to Michael. We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.