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January 2, 2005
RUNNING LEESBURG, Va. - Tim Schuler, 41, of Chambersburg, Pa., placed third out of roughly 500 runners at the seventh annual Rotary Resolution 10K Adventure on Saturday. Schuler covered the 6.2-mile cross country course in 34 minutes, 33 seconds - a masters (40-and-over) course record. Michael Wardian, 30, of Arlington, Va., was the overall winner in 33:19.
NEWS
By ANDREW MASON | August 22, 2009
WILLIAMSPORT -- Michael Wardian was just lucky to be alive when he arrived in Williamsport on Saturday morning. "Everything after that was gravy," he said, after pouring it on. Wardian, 35, of Arlington, Va., convincingly won the 28th annual Gary Brown Memorial C&O Canal Five Mile Run in 25 minutes, 34 seconds. His journey to the starting line, however, was even more eventful than his race to the finish. "I almost wrecked on the way here, getting on 495 right off the G.W. Parkway," he said.
NEWS
by ANDY MASON | November 3, 2005
Michael Wardian isn't your average man. Of the roughly 20,000 runners at this past Sunday's Marine Corps Marathon, Wardian placed 12th with a time of 2 hours, 31 minutes, 14 seconds - and he was far from pleased. "I was hoping to do a lot better and challenge for the win," said Wardian, 31, of Arlington, Va. "But I just had a really bad race. " He'll try to make up for it Nov. 19 at the 43rd annual JFK 50-Mile ultramarathon. He's one of the roughly 1,000 competitors signed up for the backwoods journey from Boonsboro to Williamsport.
NEWS
By ANDREW MASON | August 26, 2007
WILLIAMSPORT - Michael Wardian made 5:04-per-mile pace look easy Saturday morning at the 26th annual Gary Brown Memorial 5-Mile Run on the C&O Canal towpath. The trick for him now is figuring out how to hold that pace for an additional 21.2 miles. Wardian, 33, of Arlington, Va., who won Saturday's race by nearly a minute in 25:22, is set to compete in the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials this November in New York. "It's crunch time now - time to buckle down," said Wardian, whose personal-best marathon time is 2 hours, 21 minutes.
NEWS
By ANDREW MASON | August 24, 2008
WILLIAMSPORT - Jaron Hawkins can't turn back time to take care of past disappointments. So he just went out and smashed the clock. Hawkins, 25, of Frostburg, Md., won the 27th annual Gary Brown Memorial 5-Mile Run on Saturday in a course-record time of 24 minutes, 59 seconds. The previous mark of 25:08 was set in 2003 by Steve Spence, the 1992 Olympian, on the out-and-back course on the C&O Canal towpath. "I'm glad I finally got it. It's been a long time coming - five years of second or third here every time," said Hawkins, who competes for Hagerstown's Cumberland Valley Athletic Club.
SPORTS
By ANDREW MASON | andrewm@herald-mail.com | November 17, 2011
5 hours, 46 minutes, 22 seconds. Few marks in the sport of ultramarathon running are as hallowed as Eric Clifton's winning time from the 1994 JFK 50 Mile. No one had run the course any faster before, and no one has run it any faster since. The 49th annual JFK 50 Mile - America's oldest ultramarathon - will be held Saturday in Washington County, and Clifton's 5:46:22 remains the time to beat. “It's a storied race and the biggest 50 in the country, and I want the course record,” said Michael Wardian, the favorite in Saturday's loaded men's field.
NEWS
By CHRIS CARTER / Staff Correspondent | November 19, 2007
WILLIAMSPORT - Over the years, Michael Wardian has made a name for himself as an elite marathon runner. On Saturday, the 33-year-old from Arlington, Va., placed his name in the ranks of America's top ultramarathoners. Wardian dusted the field on the C&O Canal towpath to pull away and win the 45th annual JFK 50 Mile ultramarathon in a stunning 5 hours, 50 minutes, 34 seconds - the second fastest time in event history. It is Wardian's first ultramarathon victory. "People were telling me I was going to win when I was coming off the C&O Canal portion," said Wardian, who timed many of his mile splits at under six minutes while on the 26.3-mile towpath.
NEWS
By CHRIS CARTER | November 18, 2007
By CHRIS CARTER Staff Correspondent WILLIAMSPORT ? Over the years, Michael Wardian has made a name for himself as an elite marathon runner. On Saturday, the 33-year-old from Arlington, Va., placed his name in the ranks of America's top ultramarathoners. Wardian dusted the field on the C&O Canal towpath to pull away and win the 45th annual JFK 50 Mile ultramarathon in a stunning 5 hours, 50 minutes, 34 seconds ? the second fastest time in event history. It is Wardian's first ultramarathon victory.
SPORTS
By ANDREW MASON | andrewm@herald-mail.com | November 19, 2011
David Riddle could only describe his performance at the 49th annual JFK 50 Mile ultramarathon with one word Saturday. “Surreal,” he said. “I would say it's a dream come true, but I can't really say that because I could never even dream it.” Riddle, 30, of Cincinnati, overtook prerace favorite Michael Wardian with about 4 1/2 miles left and prevailed in a course-record time of 5 hours, 40 minutes, 45 seconds. Wardian, 37, of Arlington, Va., finished second in 5:43:24, also eclipsing the previous course-record mark of 5:46:22, set in 1994 by Eric Clifton.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | November 18, 2007
WILLIAMSPORT - Hundreds of people on Saturday ran the equivalent of Hagerstown to Gaithersburg by finishing Washington County's famed ultramarathon, the JFK 50 Mile. Many considered it a conquest more than a race. Thirteen-year-old Kevin Grimm, the youngest runner, said his father, David, just hoped he could finish. Kevin, though, pushed for a time of less than 10 hours - which he accomplished, by a few minutes. David Grimm, 47, running alongside his son, was in his eighth JFK 50 Mile race.
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By ANDREW MASON | andrewm@herald-mail.com | November 19, 2011
David Riddle could only describe his performance at the 49th annual JFK 50 Mile ultramarathon with one word Saturday. “Surreal,” he said. “I would say it's a dream come true, but I can't really say that because I could never even dream it.” Riddle, 30, of Cincinnati, overtook prerace favorite Michael Wardian with about 4 1/2 miles left and prevailed in a course-record time of 5 hours, 40 minutes, 45 seconds. Wardian, 37, of Arlington, Va., finished second in 5:43:24, also eclipsing the previous course-record mark of 5:46:22, set in 1994 by Eric Clifton.
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SPORTS
By ANDREW MASON | andrewm@herald-mail.com | November 17, 2011
5 hours, 46 minutes, 22 seconds. Few marks in the sport of ultramarathon running are as hallowed as Eric Clifton's winning time from the 1994 JFK 50 Mile. No one had run the course any faster before, and no one has run it any faster since. The 49th annual JFK 50 Mile - America's oldest ultramarathon - will be held Saturday in Washington County, and Clifton's 5:46:22 remains the time to beat. “It's a storied race and the biggest 50 in the country, and I want the course record,” said Michael Wardian, the favorite in Saturday's loaded men's field.
NEWS
By ANDREW MASON | August 22, 2009
WILLIAMSPORT -- Michael Wardian was just lucky to be alive when he arrived in Williamsport on Saturday morning. "Everything after that was gravy," he said, after pouring it on. Wardian, 35, of Arlington, Va., convincingly won the 28th annual Gary Brown Memorial C&O Canal Five Mile Run in 25 minutes, 34 seconds. His journey to the starting line, however, was even more eventful than his race to the finish. "I almost wrecked on the way here, getting on 495 right off the G.W. Parkway," he said.
NEWS
By ANDREW MASON | August 24, 2008
WILLIAMSPORT - Jaron Hawkins can't turn back time to take care of past disappointments. So he just went out and smashed the clock. Hawkins, 25, of Frostburg, Md., won the 27th annual Gary Brown Memorial 5-Mile Run on Saturday in a course-record time of 24 minutes, 59 seconds. The previous mark of 25:08 was set in 2003 by Steve Spence, the 1992 Olympian, on the out-and-back course on the C&O Canal towpath. "I'm glad I finally got it. It's been a long time coming - five years of second or third here every time," said Hawkins, who competes for Hagerstown's Cumberland Valley Athletic Club.
NEWS
By CHRIS CARTER / Staff Correspondent | November 19, 2007
WILLIAMSPORT - Over the years, Michael Wardian has made a name for himself as an elite marathon runner. On Saturday, the 33-year-old from Arlington, Va., placed his name in the ranks of America's top ultramarathoners. Wardian dusted the field on the C&O Canal towpath to pull away and win the 45th annual JFK 50 Mile ultramarathon in a stunning 5 hours, 50 minutes, 34 seconds - the second fastest time in event history. It is Wardian's first ultramarathon victory. "People were telling me I was going to win when I was coming off the C&O Canal portion," said Wardian, who timed many of his mile splits at under six minutes while on the 26.3-mile towpath.
NEWS
By CHRIS CARTER | November 18, 2007
By CHRIS CARTER Staff Correspondent WILLIAMSPORT ? Over the years, Michael Wardian has made a name for himself as an elite marathon runner. On Saturday, the 33-year-old from Arlington, Va., placed his name in the ranks of America's top ultramarathoners. Wardian dusted the field on the C&O Canal towpath to pull away and win the 45th annual JFK 50 Mile ultramarathon in a stunning 5 hours, 50 minutes, 34 seconds ? the second fastest time in event history. It is Wardian's first ultramarathon victory.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | November 18, 2007
WILLIAMSPORT - Hundreds of people on Saturday ran the equivalent of Hagerstown to Gaithersburg by finishing Washington County's famed ultramarathon, the JFK 50 Mile. Many considered it a conquest more than a race. Thirteen-year-old Kevin Grimm, the youngest runner, said his father, David, just hoped he could finish. Kevin, though, pushed for a time of less than 10 hours - which he accomplished, by a few minutes. David Grimm, 47, running alongside his son, was in his eighth JFK 50 Mile race.
NEWS
By ANDREW MASON | August 26, 2007
WILLIAMSPORT - Michael Wardian made 5:04-per-mile pace look easy Saturday morning at the 26th annual Gary Brown Memorial 5-Mile Run on the C&O Canal towpath. The trick for him now is figuring out how to hold that pace for an additional 21.2 miles. Wardian, 33, of Arlington, Va., who won Saturday's race by nearly a minute in 25:22, is set to compete in the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials this November in New York. "It's crunch time now - time to buckle down," said Wardian, whose personal-best marathon time is 2 hours, 21 minutes.
NEWS
by ANDY MASON | November 3, 2005
Michael Wardian isn't your average man. Of the roughly 20,000 runners at this past Sunday's Marine Corps Marathon, Wardian placed 12th with a time of 2 hours, 31 minutes, 14 seconds - and he was far from pleased. "I was hoping to do a lot better and challenge for the win," said Wardian, 31, of Arlington, Va. "But I just had a really bad race. " He'll try to make up for it Nov. 19 at the 43rd annual JFK 50-Mile ultramarathon. He's one of the roughly 1,000 competitors signed up for the backwoods journey from Boonsboro to Williamsport.
NEWS
January 2, 2005
RUNNING LEESBURG, Va. - Tim Schuler, 41, of Chambersburg, Pa., placed third out of roughly 500 runners at the seventh annual Rotary Resolution 10K Adventure on Saturday. Schuler covered the 6.2-mile cross country course in 34 minutes, 33 seconds - a masters (40-and-over) course record. Michael Wardian, 30, of Arlington, Va., was the overall winner in 33:19.
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