"Running Around The World in ~400 Days"

~80km Per Day For More Than a Year

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AIDAS ARDZIJAUSKAS
Lithuanian Firefighter & Ultra-runner

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5462 km run in 74 days, (75km Per Day)

From North Cape, Norway to Porto Kagio, Greece (2019)

2019.05.24 - 2019.08.05

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8024 km run in 102 days (78km per Day)

From Dakar to Vilnius 2017/18

RUNNING BACKGROUND & STORY

From Childhood Trauma to Ultra Running

I am Aidas Ardzijauskas, a 48-year-old Lithuanian firefighter, and ultra-distance runner.

aidas-ardzijauskas-on-black-background-500x850My story of running began with a childhood trauma, and running was a strengthening practice for my body. After a silly jump, I broke my feet, fractured my legs and twisted my spine; the world turned upside down for me. As I learned how to walk again, I was continuously turned down by coaches for sports since I was too weak. Running helped strengthen me and lift me from my lowest physical and psychological condition as a child. I wanted to run more and more, and soon it became a lifestyle, in turn, I also chose an active career, a firefighter.

I have been running for 38 years and firefighting for 24, and I don’t plan on stopping. I have run more than 105 000 kilometers (1980-2018). Running is my hobby and passion for which I am also grateful to my family which supports me in every way.

ULTRA LIFE

My first introduction to ultra-marathons was grounded in two different runs in 2003 and 2004 where I participated in a relay Vilnius-Riga-Tallinn to commemorate “The Baltic Way,” it repeats the political demonstrations in 1989, where around 2 million people formed a human chain along highways from Lithuania to Estonia. Participants of this relay interchangeably run 604 km in 3 days. In 2003 my input in the distance was 130 km and in 2004 - 160 km.

Much of my running before the event was just a lifestyle, but I realized from it that I have the capacity to compete in ultra races. Only in 2008 did I begin to participate in ultra-marathons actively. In turn, I also co-founded the Lithuanian Ultra Society in 2012.

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CHALLENGING HUMAN CAPABILITIES

Ultra Lifestyle Accomplishments

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Self-Transcendence
NEW YORK
2016

1st Place

832 km in 6 days

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MONACO
2015

4th Place

860.56 km in 8 days

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Self-Transcendence
NEW YORK
2015

1st Place

1,073.43 km in 10 days

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Balaton Supermarathon
HUNGARY
2010/2011/2012

3rd/2nd/4th

195.40 km in 4 days

7th EMU 6 Day World Trophy (Hungary)

04.-10.05.2017
Event:7th EMU 6 Day World Trophy (HUN)
Distance: 6-day road race
4th place - 811.894 km

Run From Dakar to Vilnius 2017/18

8024 km run in 102 days from Dakar to Vilnius.