"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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Run With Aidas - Greece Running Camp ~450km +6700m
2020 April Xth - Xth (10 Days)

Run With Aidas - Greece Running Camp 
~450km +6700m Elevation Gain
 2020 April 9th-19th

Brief Itinerary:

Aidas is going to Greece to finish the last segment of his run to Greece that he didn't manage to make in 2019 (450km). This was part of his run from Norway to Greece (~5800km), where he was running around 75km per day. There is an opportunity to join this crazy man and run with him during this running camp. For those that would like a smaller distance a good option is to join the run in Athens and do just the spartathalon route of 240km

II Option - Join Aidas in Athens & Run The Spartathalon Route 
~240km +3400m Elevation Gain
 2020 April 

For those that would like a smaller distance a good option is to join the run in Athens and do a staged spartathalon route with Aidas of 240km.
Brief Itinerary: 2020 April 13th-19th

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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No Finish Line
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.