Marathon

Elbtunnel marathon 2008

Some marathons fall in a group we could call ‘eccentric races’. The Elbtunnel marathon in Hamburg, Germany is for sure one of them ! It is a race well organized by the German Marathon Club 100 (www.100mc.de) and it takes place in the old Elbtunnel, ie. under water and in Read more…

By Tor Rønnow, ago
Chess

Fischer dies, Carlsen lives !

Do you have the intelligence to appreciate the beauty and complexity of Chess ? Well, if not you are missing out on something that can fill you with both pleasure and frustration during a lifetime. Today, one of the greatest chess-lifetimes ended… the legendary american and former World Champion Bobby Fischer died Read more…

By Tor Rønnow, ago
Spirituality

Life according to Science

So, Science tells us the truth ? Ok. Here comes the short version of ‘Life’. At some point in time, Carbon, Nitrogen and Hydrogen begins to cluster together in the thermodynamically favored structures called Nucleotides… and due to a subtle twist in the cosmic radiance, L-amino acids are formed primarilly (not D-amino acids). In combination and Read more…

By Tor Rønnow, ago
Marathon

Heavy Metal

Take a good look at this picture 😉 So – what is it ? It is my finisher medals collected at the five World Major Marathons, the five greatest and most prestigeous marathon races in the World, i.e. the London, Berlin, New York, Boston and Chicago marathons. I have had the pleasure to travel Read more…

By Tor Rønnow, ago
Marathon

31 marathons in 2007 !

Time to account for 2007: 31 completed marathons in the book and one DNF. Two months (Feb and Aug) with just one run. 31 marathons ! That is just insane !  Some of the biggest experiences were collected in the big city marathons like Barcelona, Rome, Boston, Vienna and Chicago… but Read more…

By Tor Rønnow, ago