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VIDEO: Michael Wardian, Trail Running’s Most Prolific Champion

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Michael Wardian is known as one of the most prolific trail racers out there. (In 2014, he finished 54 races, many of them marathons and ultras, according to his website.) And he doesn’t just race frequently; he races well. His 2015 results include a first-place, course-record finish at the Eastern States 100-miler and two world treadmill 50K world records.

In this video by Nathan Sports, Wardian talks about his start in running, transforming himself from a fast amateur to an elite-caliber athlete and how he balances a stacked training and racing schedule with full-time work and family obligations.