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Copenhagen Half Marathon 2018

Sunday September 16th 2018 I completed the Copenhagen Half Marathon 2018. Find below my full race coverage including pictures from the press conference with the elite runners.

Copenhagen Half Marathon 2018
Copenhagen Half Marathon 2018 is now an IAAF Gold Label Race and this past Sunday it completely met the expectations for such an event. The stellar elite field blasted away in the streets of Copenhagen, no less than eight men finished below 60 minutes (never happened before in the same race) and on the female side Sifan Hassan won in a new european record time!

And the rest of us ? We just had a superb day in the danish capital as you will understand from the report that takes you through the whole deal as if you were really there yourself.

Copenhagen Half Marathon 2018 - Tor Rønnow

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Copenhagen Half Marathon 2018 – billeder/fotos af Tor Rønnow (Danish)
Copenhagen Half Marathon 2018 – pictures by Tor Rønnow (English)
Copenhagen Half Marathon 2018 – fotos del Tor Rønnow (Español)
Copenhagen Half Marathon 2018 – bilder von Tor Rønnow (Deutsch)
哥本哈根半程馬拉松賽2018 – 托爾Rønnow的圖片(中國)
コペンハーゲンハーフマラソン2018 – TorRønnowの写真(日本語)
Copenhagen Half Marathon 2018 – photos de Tor Rønnow (Français)
Copenhagen Half Marathon 2018 – foto di Tor Rønnow (Italiano)
Copenhagen Half Marathon 2018 – beelden van Tor Rønnow (Nederlandse)
Copenhagen Half Marathon 2018 – bilder av Tor Rønnow (Svenska)

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Isle of Man Marathon 2018

Sunday August 12th 2018 I completed the Isle of Man Marathon 2018 . Find below my full race coverage from this at places rather scenic race .

Isle of Man Marathon 2018
Isle of Man Marathon 2018 was a tough challenge due to the unlikely hot and humid conditions on the race day and due to the uneven scewed roads (and with full public traffic!) On the personal note the trip was further destroyed by a missed plane in London, Gatwick and high extra expenses for the trip overall and the lost Friday and Saturday in Isle of Man. Furthermore, I was hampered by great pains during the run and I guess too poor training efforts as well, which took me somewhat by surprise.

So unfortunately, the Isle of Man Marathon 2018 goes down as one of my worst both travel and running experiences ever, and I have a hard time to recommend this race or target of travel destination to anyone.

Isle of Man Marathon 2018 - Tor Rønnow

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Isle of Man Marathon 2018 – billeder/fotos af Tor Rønnow (Danish)
Isle of Man Marathon 2018 – pictures by Tor Rønnow (English)
Isle of Man Marathon 2018 – fotos del Tor Rønnow (Español)
Isle of Man Marathon 2018 – bilder von Tor Rønnow (Deutsch)
馬恩島馬拉松2018 – TorRønnow(中國)的圖片
マン島マラソン島の島2018 – TorRønnowの写真(日本語)
Isle of Man Marathon 2018 – photos de Tor Rønnow (Français)
Isle of Man Marathon 2018 – foto di Tor Rønnow (Italiano)
Isle of Man Marathon 2018 – beelden van Tor Rønnow (Nederlandse)
Isle of Man Marathon 2018 – bilder av Tor Rønnow (Svenska)

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Tromsø Midnight Sun Marathon 2018

Sunday June 16th 2018 I completed the Tromsø Midnight Sun Marathon 2018 in Norway. Find below my full race coverage from this unique race under the midnight sun.

Tromsø Midnight Sun Marathon 2018
Tromsø Midnight Sun Marathon 2018 was a tough challenge in inclement weather and with sparse enjoyment of the magnificient views on the norwegian mountains around Tromsø. The event was, however, superbly organized and it was of course quite special to run in the midnight sun indeed. I was lucky to shoot better photos of the lovely and scenic nature at Tromsø the day after the race and I will try to return another year in the hope for better weather and a clear sky. All this said, I am quite happy with this litlle norwegian adventure.

Tromsø Midnight Sun Marathon 2018 - Tor Rønnow

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Tromsø Midnight Sun Marathon 2018 – billeder/fotos af Tor Rønnow (Danish)
Tromsø Midnight Sun Marathon 2018 – pictures by Tor Rønnow (English)
Tromsø Midnight Sun Marathon 2018 – fotos del Tor Rønnow (Español)
Tromsø Midnight Sun Marathon 2018 – bilder von Tor Rønnow (Deutsch)
裡加馬拉松2018 – TorRønnow(日語)的圖片
Tromsø Midnight Sun Marathon 2018 – TorRønnowの写真(日本語)
Tromsø Midnight Sun Marathon 2018 – photos de Tor Rønnow (Français)
Tromsø Midnight Sun Marathon 2018 – foto di Tor Rønnow (Italiano)
Tromsø Midnight Sun Marathon 2018 – beelden van Tor Rønnow (Nederlandse)
Tromsø Midnight Sun Marathon 2018 – bilder av Tor Rønnow (Svenska)

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Riga Marathon 2018

Sunday May 20th 2018 I completed the Riga Marathon 2018 in Latvia. Find below my full race coverage plus some tourist impressions from beautiful Riga.

Riga Marathon 2018 - Tor Rønnow

Riga City
Riga City contains the very picturesque Old City (on the UNESCO World Heritage list) including numerous extremely beautiful facades, buildings, churches and what not. In addition Riga city and it’s sorroundings is very green with many parks and nice areas to simply sit and enjoy life. The price level in the latvian capital here is very affordable and I surely recommend – and look forward to my next – visit.

Riga Marathon 2018
Riga Marathon 2018 was in two words: COMPLETELY AWESOME

The event took off from the foot of the Riga Castle and took the runners on a tour de force of scenic places in the latvian capital. The route was fairly flat and sportet most of the major landmarks in Riga. Alongside maraton it was possible to run half marathon and 5 and 10 K. I give this event the very very, very best of my recommendations and you will understand from the race report just why. This is just so much a MUST DO race!

Riga Marathon 2018 - Tor Rønnow

See or relive Riga Marathon 2018 here (and in latvian):

Riga Marathon 2018 – billeder/fotos af Tor Rønnow (Danish)
Riga Marathon 2018 – pictures by Tor Rønnow (English)
Riga Marathon 2018 – fotos del Tor Rønnow (Español)
Riga Marathon 2018 – bilder von Tor Rønnow (Deutsch)
裡加馬拉松2018 – TorRønnow(日語)的圖片
Riga Marathon 2018 – TorRønnowの写真(日本語)
Riga Marathon 2018 – photos de Tor Rønnow (Français)
Riga Marathon 2018 – foto di Tor Rønnow (Italiano)
Riga Marathon 2018 – beelden van Tor Rønnow (Nederlandse)
Riga Marathon 2018 – bilder av Tor Rønnow (Svenska)

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Belfast Marathon 2018

Monday May 7th 2018 I completed the Belfast Marathon 2018 in Northern Ireland. Find below my full race coverage plus some tourist impressions from Belfast.

Belfast Marathon 2018 - Tor Rønnow

Belfast City
Both the location and the beauty of Belfast city took me by a complete surprise: what a lovely and friendly city indeed! I have a hard time to understand the troubles this capital and region was though in the IRA-period and how these extremely friendly habitants of Belfast are tied to their sad past of terror and war on religions. It makes me very sad that generations of children have grown up here in hatred and fear. Well, that makes me sad for all over the world, but as a child of the 70-ties the IRA and bombings the awareness of this particular conflict is still in mind. I remember movies like “In the Name of the Father” and the fear of travelling to London and reports of school kids being murdered in the streets. Why ? Give up your children or others children – for … what ? Tell me again. I just don’t get it, I will never accept it and this trip to this wonderful city makes it even less understandable: I simply LOVED Belfast!

Titanic Belfast
Titanic Belfast is the most wanted attraction anno 2018, so they say. This somewhat new museum sports the history and making of the legendary ship Titanic and is also from an architechtural point of view a visit worth while. I have tried not to spoil too much in my report, rather hint just how wonderfully interesting Titanic Belfast is. You should visit Belfast just for this and to be honest, Belfast Titanic is the reason why I did just everything to get into the Belfast Marathon this year. Not to take away gold from thr Belfast Marathon – that was a great event too, as you can read below.
Belfast Marathon 2018 - Tor Rønnow

Belfast Marathon 2018
Belfast Marathon 2018 took of at 9 AM Monday morning of the bank holiday. The event was nicely organized and no less than 37.000 participated in the combined events including the marathon relay. The route was scenic at times and overall very demanding, sporting a whooping 259 height meters up and 235 down, making me wanna cry during the last couple of miles. The route also covered some of the “troubled” parts of Belfast with reference to the IRA-period and the sad religion war /history, cf. above. But see for yourself in the full race report below to make your own impressions of the Belfast Marathon 2018.

Belfast Marathon 2018 - Tor Rønnow

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Belfast Marathon 2018 – billeder/fotos af Tor Rønnow (Danish)
Belfast Marathon 2018 – pictures by Tor Rønnow (English)
Belfast Marathon 2018 – fotos del Tor Rønnow (Español)
Belfast Marathon 2018 – bilder von Tor Rønnow (Deutsch)
Belfast Marathon 2018 – TorRønnow的照片(中文)
ベルファストマラソン2018 – TorRønnowの写真(日本語)
Belfast Marathon 2018 – photos de Tor Rønnow (Français)
Belfast Marathon 2018 – foto di Tor Rønnow (Italiano)
Belfast Marathon 2018 – beelden van Tor Rønnow (Nederlandse)
Belfast Marathon 2018 – bilder av Tor Rønnow (Svenska)

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Royal Run ’18

Monday May 21th 2018 I participated in Royal Run ’18. Find below my full race coverage from this unique event in celebration of the 50th year birthday of the Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark.

Royal Run '18 - Tor Rønnow

Royal Run ’18
Royal Run ’18 took place in no less than 5 danish cities, namely Aalborg, Aarhus, Esbjerg, Odense and lastly Copenhagen, where our Prince ran 10 K as opposed to his 1 Mile in the other cities. My report below covers the 10 K run in Copenhagen which was held in the evening of this beautiful summer day and with a stunning +25.000 runners out on a truly majestic route in the danish capital.

See or relive Royal Run ’18 here :

Royal Run ’18 – billeder/fotos af Tor Rønnow (Dansk)
Royal Run ’18 – pictures by Tor Rønnow (English)
Royal Run ’18 – fotos del Tor Rønnow (Español)
Royal Run ’18 – bilder von Tor Rønnow (Deutsch)
Royal Run ’18 – TorRønnow的照片(中文)
ロイヤルラン’18 – TorRønnowの写真(日本語)
Royal Run ’18 – photos de Tor Rønnow (Français)
Royal Run ’18 – foto di Tor Rønnow (Italiano)
Royal Run ’18 – beelden van Tor Rønnow (Nederlandse)
Royal Run ’18 – bilder av Tor Rønnow (Svenska)

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Telenor Copenhagen Marathon

Sunday May 13th 2018 I completed Telenor Copenhagen Marathon 2018. Find below my full race coverage plus some completely awesome fotos from the evening, stunning and surprising!

Telenor Copenhagen Marathon 2018 - Tor Rønnow

Telenor Copenhagen Marathon 2018
Telenor Copenhagen Marathon 2018 took of at Islands Brygge 09.30 AM in the Danish capital. It proved to be a very warm day for running but nevertheless William Morwabe of Kenya set a new course record, you find more on this in the race report alongside with more than 400 pictures taken en route to the finish line. The new race course in Copenhagen makes this marathon the most representative of it´s city, Copenhagen being a very beautiful city too, in the world. None above. But don´t take my words for it, see it for yourself in the pictures. And join us in 2019, you will love it!

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Telenor Copenhagen Marathon 2018 – billeder/fotos af Tor Rønnow (Dansk)
Telenor Copenhagen Marathon 2018 – pictures by Tor Rønnow (English)
Telenor Copenhagen Marathon 2018 – fotos del Tor Rønnow (Español)
Telenor Copenhagen Marathon 2018 – bilder von Tor Rønnow (Deutsch)
Telenor Copenhagen Marathon 2018 – TorRønnow的圖片(中文)
Telenorコペンハーゲンマラソン2018 – TorRønnowの写真(日本語)
Telenor Copenhagen Marathon 2018 – photos de Tor Rønnow (Français)
Telenor Copenhagen Marathon 2018 – foto di Tor Rønnow (Italiano)
Telenor Copenhagen Marathon 2018 – beelden van Tor Rønnow (Nederlandse)
Telenor Copenhagen Marathon 2018 – bilder av Tor Rønnow (Svenska)

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Belgrade Marathon 2018

Saturday April 21th 2018 I completed the Belgrade Marathon 2018 in Serbia. Find below my full race coverage plus some tourist impressions from Belgrade.

Belgrade Marathon 2018 - Tor Rønnow

Belgrade City
I had only a few hours for tourist impressions so it came down to a short visit in the park and the National Assembly by night and lastly the impressive Saint Sava Church. Overall, my impression of Belgrade was positive although I will not consider it as a tourist “magnet”. That said, I did not see the Castle nor the Tesla Museum, unfortunately, and I did not eat at the Novak Djokovic restaurant.  I did, however, “see” him in the airport.

Belgrade Marathon 2018
Belgrade Marathon 2018 took of at 10 AM Saturday morning; the air temperature was 21 degrees C only to rise and rise throughout the day, so the race became a hot, however lovely sunny experience. The event was nicely organized, the route was flat and the big Ada-bridge was the landmark to remember on the route. Personally, I was running without any kind of pain for the first time in I cannot remember how long, so I was quite happy with that.  But take a look in the full race report below to make your own impressions – or relive – the Belgrade Marathon 2018.

Belgrade Marathon 2018 - Tor Rønnow

See or relive Belgrade Marathon 2018 here (and in serbian):

Belgrade Marathon 2018 – billeder/fotos af Tor Rønnow (Danish)
Belgrade Marathon 2018 – pictures by Tor Rønnow (English)
Belgrade Marathon 2018 – fotos del Tor Rønnow (Español)
Belgrade Marathon 2018 – bilder von Tor Rønnow (Deutsch)
Belgrade Marathon 2018 – TorRønnow的照片(中文)
ベオグラードマラソン2018 – TorRønnowの写真(日本語)
Belgrade Marathon 2018 – photos de Tor Rønnow (Français)
Belgrade Marathon 2018 – foto di Tor Rønnow (Italiano)
Belgrade Marathon 2018 – beelden van Tor Rønnow (Nederlandse)
Belgrade Marathon 2018 – bilder av Tor Rønnow (Svenska)

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IAAF World Half Marathon Championships Valencia 2018

Saturday March 24th 2018 I completed the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships 2018 in Valencia. Find below my full race coverage plus some tourist impressions from this beautiful spanish coast city.

IAAF World Half Marathon Championships Valencia 2018 - Tor Rønnow

Valencia City
Valencia City includes the charming city centre with shopping, good restaurants and landmarks such as the Marcat Central and Plaza de la Reina and the cathedral. Other turist magnets are the zoo “Bioparc” and the “Oceanografic”, both locations great for kids and families.

IAAF World Half Marathon Championships Valencia 2018
The IAAF World Half Marathon Championships started and ended at the Science Museum, just as the annual Valencia Marathon itself. This tradition of having a mass field behind the elite runners was started in Copenhagen 2014, continued in Cardiff in 2016 and now in 2018 in Valencia, Spain. The full impact of the event can be seen in my race report below but let me just congratulate on a job well done to the spanish organizers.

IAAF World Half Marathon Championships Valencia 2018 - Tor Rønnow

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IAAF World Half Marathon Championships Valencia 2018 – billeder/fotos af Tor Rønnow (Danish)
IAAF World Half Marathon Championships Valencia 2018 – pictures by Tor Rønnow (English)
IAAF World Half Marathon Championships Valencia 2018 – fotos del Tor Rønnow (Español)
IAAF World Half Marathon Championships Valencia 2018 – bilder von Tor Rønnow (Deutsch)
IAAF World Half Marathon Championships Valencia 2018 – TorRønnow的照片(中文)
リュブリャナ・マラソン2018 – TorRønnowの写真(日本語)
IAAF World Half Marathon Championships Valencia 2018 – photos de Tor Rønnow (Français)
IAAF World Half Marathon Championships Valencia 2018 – foto di Tor Rønnow (Italiano)
IAAF World Half Marathon Championships Valencia 2018 – beelden van Tor Rønnow (Nederlandse)
IAAF World Half Marathon Championships Valencia 2018 – bilder av Tor Rønnow (Svenska)

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Bahrain Marathon 2018

Friday March 2nd 2018 I completed the Bahrain Marathon. Find below my full race coverage plus some tourist impressions from Bahrain and it’s capital Manama.

Bahrain Marathon 2018 - Tor Rønnow

Manama
Manama includes the Souk and a few landmarks, of perhaps greatest interest the Manama Fort, which is on the UNESCO Heritage List. Worth to mention is also the Grand Mosque – indeed a very impressive building and featuring free guided tours explaining about the rituals of Islam. I learned a lot! To be recommended is also the Bahrain National Museum and nearby National Theatre.

The city also sports a few shopping malls and some very scenic views across the Persian Gulf. People are friendly and it is completely safe to walk around all times of the day. The climate in March is very accomodating with about 19-20 degrees C night and day.

Bahrain Marathon 2018
The Bahrain Marathon started together with the marathon relay on the Bahrain International Curcuit, ie. the Formula One track!

Bahrain Marathon 2018 - Tor Rønnow

See or relive Bahrain Marathon 2018 here (and in arabic):

Bahrain Marathon 2018 – billeder/fotos af Tor Rønnow (Danish)
Bahrain Marathon 2018 – bilder von Tor Rønnow (Deutsch)
Bahrain Marathon 2018 – pictures by Tor Rønnow (English)
巴林馬拉松2018 – TorRønnow的圖片(中文)
バーレーンマラソン2018 – TorRønnowの写真(日本語)
Bahrain Marathon 2018 – photos de Tor Rønnow (Français)
Bahrain Marathon 2018 – foto di Tor Rønnow (Italiano)
Bahrain Marathon 2018 – fotos del Tor Rønnow (Español)
Bahrain Marathon 2018 – beelden van Tor Rønnow (Nederlandse)
Bahrain Marathon 2018 – bilder av Tor Rønnow (Svenska)