David Warady, winner of the 1992 “TransAm” transcontinental race, has been added to the advisory board for the Race Across USA, scheduled to begin in January 2015.
At age 22, while in college, David committed to becoming the best runner he could be. Over the next 18 years, he ran numerous marathons, ultra-marathons, and multi-day races, winning his very first ultra-marathon, the 1987 Southern California 50 Mile District Championships.
The zenith of David’s career came, at age 35, when he won the 1992 Runner’s World Trans America Footrace, a 64-day, 3,000-mile, footrace from Huntington Beach, California to New York City’s Central Park. David balanced his running career with a professional career, working for some of the biggest names in the Information Technology field, including EDS, FileNet, and IBM. He has written articles and book reviews for Ultrarunning Magazine and Ultrarunning Canada.
David has given countless motivational speeches for athletic organizations, college classes, a corporate sales conference, and the American Cancer Society. David has consulted with numerous 3,000-mile Transcontinental Footraces, including the 1993-1995 Trans America Footrace’s, the 2001 Trans Australia Footrace, and, most recently, the 2011 LA-NY, 3,000-mile Footrace, writing a portion of the runner’s handbook, giving the pre-race motivational speech, and acting as the official starter.
Today, David’s focus has shifted once again to a new challenge – professional poker. He finished in the top 1% in the 2012 World Series of Poker, Main Event Championship. David has degrees in Rhetoric from UC Berkeley and a MBA from California State University Sacramento.