Rome Marathon 2010

Sunday 21 of March 2010 was the day for the 16th Rome Marathon and the 50 years celebration of Abebe Bikila winning in Rome 1960 barefooted, Bikila becoming the first from the African continent to claim an Olympic Medal.

Rome Marathon is one of my all-time favorite marathons and it did indeed live up to my expectations once again. I simply love the city of Rome and to complete a marathon passing so many historic and eternal churches, St. Peters being the most famous one,

buildings, squares and places is just out of this world breathtaking.. well, even literaly for my last 5 km.

Nevertheless, it was a true priviledge to participate in this marvelous event have the Start and Finish at the foot of the mighty Colesseum.

Personally, the race became my 175th marathon… making my full list of turning 25 look like this:

25 27.08.2006 Landskrona (Sweden) Pictures
50 30.06.2007 Kristianopel (Sweden) Pictures
75 20.04.2008 Zürich (Switerzerland) Pictures
100 02.11.2008 Skovmaren (Denmark) Pictures
125 26.04.2009 London (England) Pictures
150 19.09.2009 Vänersborg (Sweden) Pictures
175 21.03.2010 Rome (Italy) Pictures

Barcelona marathon 2010

This past Sunday I had the pleasure of my first snowfree marathon in 2010. At the same time I opened up the season for big city marathons namely by completing Barcelona marathon.

I can’t hide the fact that I found the route a bit boring but this experience could in part perhaps be explained by the lack of (more) spectators. It was quite cold but clear and windfree weather and incredibly, Barcelona had tons of snow the very days after the race ! Well I enjoyed passing the famous Casa Batllo…

… and even more so Sagdrada Familia, both creations of the brilliant architect Gaudi.

Furthermore, I completed the race in my Spiderman suit which is always a cheerful experience and a real crowd pleaser.

You find the full picture story from Barcelona marathon 2010 here. Enjoy !