The Great Stroller Showdown – Neff vs. Wardian

The Great Stroller Showdown – Neff vs. Wardian

Calum Neff tackles the Toronto Waterfront Marathon this weekend, attempting to break fellow Running Dad, Mike Wardian’s, World Record for pushing a stroller the 26.2 miles. The time to beat is 2:42:21. Cal currently holds the record for fastest half marathon while pushing a stroller.

GO CAL ( and Alessandra)!

You can learn more about this record breaking attempt at Cal’s website – www.neff.run – and he will be live streaming the event on his Facebook page.

Below are the Running Dad Interviews for both Mike and Cal.

From a recent press release:

Calum has run 2:22 in the marathon (without a stroller), was a collegiate runner at the University of Houston, and has many impressive results to his name from one mile to ultra-marathons (distances greater than 26.2 miles typically covered over mountainous trails).

Neff says, “My family and I are really looking forward to being in Toronto for the marathon, it’s a place my wife and I both call “home base” throughout our lives with lots of family in the area. We are dedicating this race to my wife’s mother, Judy Kozak, who is currently undergoing treatment in Toronto with her third round of cancer. Being with family over the Canadian Thanksgiving is the most important thing right now. At the end of the week Aley and I are excited to tour Toronto with the stroller, we’ve enjoyed the journey in training together as its been such a good bonding experience for us. My kids really do love their stroller runs and to immerse her in a world class event on the heels of Canada’s best distance runners at her age will be something she will never forget. Training has been up and down with various sicknesses, which are expected with kids, in the last two weeks around our house and a pesky calf muscle but based on our latest runs we have a good shot at the record.” FULL PRESS RELEASE

Running Dad – Calum Neff

NAME: Calum Neff RESIDENCE: Houston, Texas AGE: 31 FAMILY: Married to Julie Neff with two children, Alessandra who is 3 and Holland is turning one at the end of February. OCCUPATION: Operations Manager for an oilfield service company Introduction: Calum broke the...

Running Dad – Michael Wardian

NAME: Michael Wardian RESIDENCE: Arlington, Virginia AGE: 41 FAMILY: Married to Jennifer Wardian.  2 boys. Pierce is 9 years old and Grant is almost 7 years old OCCUPATION: International Ship Broker, Professional Runner Introduction: Mike Wardian is one of the top...

RUNNING DAD UPDATE – Calum Neff

RUNNING DAD UPDATE – Calum Neff

Running Dad Calum Neff, received his Guiness World Record certificate from the Katy, TX Mayor. Calum broke the Guinness World Record for fastest time pushing his daughter, Holland, in a stroller while running a half marathon on Saturday, February 6, 2016. His time was 1:11:27 at the Katy Half marathon in Katy, Texas. Read more about it here.

He’s not done, though. Look as what Calum has recently accomplished and what is on his to-do list in the coming months.

Latest Results:

  • Saturday April 9th: Competed in 211 lap indoor marathon in NYC at the historic Armory 200m track, third place in 2:28
  • Wednesday April 13th: Houston’s oldest race, the 49th annual LP Run- designed after a vinyl record that spins at 33-1/3rd, runners run as far as possible on a 400m track in 33:20. 1st place with 10,150m.
  • Saturday April 16th: Brazos Bend 50k trail race, 1st place in 3:10

Coming Up:

  • May 8th: Wings for Life World Run, Niagara Falls
  • May 27-28th: MitoCanada 24h Team Treadmill World Record
  • May 29th: Canadian 50k Championships
  • Fall 2016: Stroller Marathon WR Attempt, TBD
Running Dad – Calum Neff

Running Dad – Calum Neff

NAME: Calum Neff
RESIDENCE: Houston, Texas
AGE: 31
FAMILY: Married to Julie Neff with two children, Alessandra who is 3 and Holland is turning one at the end of February.
OCCUPATION: Operations Manager for an oilfield service company

Introduction: Calum broke the Guinness World Record for fastest time pushing his daughter, Holland, in a stroller while running a half marathon on Saturday, February 6, 2016. His time was 1:11:27 at the Katy Half marathon in Katy, Texas.  (more…)

Running Dad – Anthony Sanders

Running Dad – Anthony Sanders

RUNNING DAD PROFILE:

NAME: Anthony Sanders
RESIDENCE: Camp Pendleton, California
AGE: 31
FAMILY: Married to Shanna with a 3 year old daughter named Lovelynn and a baby boy due in September named Everest
OCCUPATION: United States Marine: Amphibious Assault Vehicle Mechanic, and Instructor for our Basic Vehicle Repairmans Course (entry level school, similar concept to the Army’s ‘A’ schools) (more…)