Mike Wojcio just ran his 110th marathon and his 19th NYC Marathon last month. “I was very pleased with my time of 4:45:33since I didn’t break 5 hours last year”, Wojcio said.
Wojcio’s best time in a marathon was the Sri Chimnoy in San Mateo, CA in 1980 when he ran 3:17:05. His best NYC Marathon was 3:40:39 in the 1980′s.
“My marathons are now 5 hours or longer,” the 61 year old Wojcio said. “I have been carrying two flags in my marathons since the London Marathon in 1982, so I have been carrying two American flags for more than 27 years in my marathons,” Wojcio said.
When running abroad Wojcio will carry one American flag and a flag from the country he’s running in. “I want to promote Internationalism,” he said.
A veteran from the Viet Nam era, Wojcio served in Okinawa while in the Army and has run over 100 marathons carrying flags.
“Believe it or not I do not consider myself a marathon runner even though I am a member of the 100 Marathon Club. Those that are my age and do very well can run between 3 hrs. and 3:30…. However, I do run shorter races like the 5K better than marathons. My last 5K Dec. 6th was 22:55 on a hilly course. (My PR for 5K’s was 18:10 but that was in 1982.),” Wojcio said.
Wojcio, who also loves teaching chess and mnemonics , will be doing the Kauai and Maui Marathons in September before spending a few days at Kilauea Military Camp in Volcano National Park.
Wajcio, a resident of New Jersey, can be reached at: email@example.com