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Posted: Wednesday, April 24, 2013Michael Wardian Attempts to Set New Half Marathon Treadmill World Record at GNC Live Well Pittsburgh Health and Fitness Expo

Accomplished marathoner and ultramarthoner, Michael Wardian will attempt to set a half marathon treadmill world record on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. during the GNC Live Well Pittsburgh Health and Fitness Expo.

He will attempt to break his own record of 1 hour 10 minutes and 42 seconds, which he set in April 2012 at the Boston Marathon Expo.

“I am very excited to try and break my current half marathon world record,” Wardian said. “It seems like a terrific venue, and I hope my attempt will inspire people to push their limits during the weekend's events. I am so thrilled by the chance to be in Pittsburgh and push my own boundaries.”

Wardian will be running on a Precor TRM 885 treadmill donated by G&G Fitness, a world-class fitness store with locations throughout Pennsylvania, New York and Ohio. The treadmill will be able to maintain a maximum speed of 12 miles per hour.This will allow Wardian to maintain an average pace of 5:20 per mile in order to reach his goal and set a new record.

 “At G&G Fitness, we encourage fitness at all levels, whether it’s someone who is just getting off the couch and still trying to run one mile, or someone like Michael who is an ultramarathoner,” said Tim Garbach, Director of Retail Sales for G&G Fitness Equipment and their sister company, The Fitness Store. 

Wardian is a 3-time U.S. 50K Champion and won the U.S. 100K Championship in 2009. He is a previous world record holder for the fastest marathon while pushing a jogging stroller and the previous world record holder for the fastest marathon on a treadmill. He has participated in the 2004, 2008 and 2012 U.S. Men's Olympic Marathon Trials.

The GNC Live Well Pittsburgh Health and Fitness Expo will take place at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center on Friday, May 3 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, May 4 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information on Wardian, please visit mikewardian.com.

About G&G Fitness
G&G Fitness is one of the largest and most successful fitness retailers in the nation, serving customers throughout the Northeast. Along with its sister company, The Fitness Store, G&G Fitness is a 15-store chain, and the largest and most experienced fitness equipment dealer in every market they serve. For more information on G&G Fitness, please visit livefit.com.

About the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon
Organized by the Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc., the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon is a world-class event for runners across the globe. The race ignites the spirit of Pittsburgh, spanning 13 neighborhoods and boasting 9 festivals. The 2013 course will start and finish in Downtown Pittsburgh on May 5, 2013. Before the 5th edition, the two-day GNC Live Well Health & Fitness Expo will be held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center on Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4. For more information, visit PittsburghMarthon.com.