Articles by Armen Vartanian
Ed. note: This post is a part of our continuing blog series featuring our colleagues’ stories. Today, we hear from our very own Armen Vartanian – Manager of our Facilities Project Management Group – who not only spends his days managing the Health and Wellness needs at LinkedIn, but also training for the Olympics. Yesterday, he led Team LinkedIn to a record breaking win at this year’s Bay to Breakers. Here’s Armen…
Over this past weekend, I got to share my passion for running with my LinkedIn colleagues at the 100th Bay to Breakers in San Francisco. For the second year in a row, we organized a team of elite runners attempting to set a new course record for the “World’s Fastest Centipede”. Not only did we break the course record by 0:40 seconds yesterday, but we also set a world record coming in an official time of 37:00. Even more gratifying was LinkedIn’s strong overall presence, with about 100 employees who registered for the sold-out course.
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Ed. note: This is a special edition post on folks working at LinkedIn talking about their true passion – at work and in the real world. This week’s post comes from Armen Vartanian, who’s not only training to break a world record at Bay to Breakers this year but also encouraging you to do the same!
Happy Cinco de LinkedIn — our 7th birthday anniversary and cause for celebration. This year, in honor of our big day, we’re attempting something big. Really big. Guinness World Records BIG. At one of the world’s largest and oldest footraces, ING Bay to Breakers (May 16, 2010), we’ll be attempting to form the world’s longest human centipede, requiring over 2,026 people. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to set a world record and we would like for you, your friends and colleagues to be a part of this historic event. Through the power of our LinkedIn networks we can make this happen!
It’s so easy for us professionals to get caught up in the daily grind and forget to balance out our lives. We need to reward ourselves for the hard work that we put in day-to-day and do that in a manner that fully utilizes our passion. And, this year’s Bay to Breakers is one such opportunity to balance out serious work with serious fun.