Tor Rønnow

Marathon-runner since 2004. Doctorate in Organic Chemistry 1994. Book Author 2010.

KGI Marathon 2020

Antarctica!
Below my race report from the KGI Marathon 2020, King Georges Island, Antarctica, the third race of four in the Southern Hemisphere Challenge 2020 series. The race became my first marathon on Antarctica, thus collecting continent no. 6 in the process. It goes without saying that the Antarctica experience was just completely out of this world, which I trust you will also infer from the many pictures in the race report. It is certainly not every day your race course is being crossed by a bunch of penguins!!

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KGI  Marathon 2020

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KGI Marathon 2020 – billeder/fotos af Tor Rønnow (Danish)
KGI Marathon 2020 – pictures by Tor Rønnow (English)
KGI Marathon 2020 – foto di Tor Rønnow (Italiano)
KGI Marathon 2020 – beelden van Tor Rønnow (Nederlandse)
KGI Marathon 2020 – photos de Tor Rønnow (Français)
KGI Marathon 2020 – fotos del Tor Rønnow (Español)
KGI Marathon 2020 – bilder von Tor Rønnow (Deutsch)
凱基證券(KGI)馬拉松2020-TorRønnow(中國)的照片
KGIマラソン2020-TorRønnowの写真(日本語)
KGI Marathon 2020 – bilder av Tor Rønnow (Svenska)

Capital City Marathon 2020

Below my race report from the Capital City Marathon 2020, Argentina, the second race of four in the Southern Hemisphere Challenge 2020 series. In addition, the report features my arrival in Argentina and various tourist impressions from the argentinian capital Buenos Aires.

Buenos Aires
My dearest memory from the experiences and landmarks in Buenos Aires, Argentina, is first and foremost the vistit to the grave of the renowed danish chessplayer GM Bent Larsen. And likewise was the visit to the Recoleta Cementary featuring the grave of Eva Peron (EVITA) a special thing. Buenos Aires is just an extremely big city and I probably only saw a few of the many landmarks on the bucket list there, but there are for sure some nice shots amongst my pictures as you can see in the race report below, including the Plaza de Mayo, the EVITA-building and the Parlament.

Capital City Marathon 2020 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Southern Hemisphere Challenge 2020 - Tor Rønnow
Capital City  Marathon 2020

Capital City Marathon 2020
As you can read more detailed in the race report itself, the Capital City Marathon 2020 in Buenos Aires was the second of four races in the Southern Hemisphere Challenge 2020 and it was, moreover, the second marathon within the time span of less than 24 hours (cf. the Colonia Cost Marathon 2020 race report). In other words: we had a quite tough job in front of us when the race started out at 5 AM Wednesday morning in the argentinian capital. Add to this: heavy rain and an unparalleled thunderstorm lasting for 5 hours!

The race itself was actually pretty easy: completely flat, drink station at every mile and the group was in good spirit. The race report covers it all.

Capital City Marathon 2020 - Southern Hemisphere Challenge 2020 - Tor Rønnow
Capital City  Marathon 2020

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Capital City Marathon 2020 – billeder/fotos af Tor Rønnow (Danish)
Capital City Marathon 2020 – pictures by Tor Rønnow (English)
Capital City Marathon 2020 – foto di Tor Rønnow (Italiano)
Capital City Marathon 2020 – beelden van Tor Rønnow (Nederlandse)
Capital City Marathon 2020 – photos de Tor Rønnow (Français)
Capital City Marathon 2020 – fotos del Tor Rønnow (Español)
Capital City Marathon 2020 – bilder von Tor Rønnow (Deutsch)
2020年首都馬拉鬆比賽-TorRønnow的圖片(中文)
首都マラソン2020-TorRønnowの写真(日本語)
Capital City Marathon 2020 – bilder av Tor Rønnow (Svenska)

Colonia Cost Marathon 2020

Below my race report from the Colonia Cost Marathon 2020, Uruguay, the first race of four in the Southern Hemisphere Challenge 2020 series. The race became my first marathon in South America, thus earning continent no. 5 and country no. 51. It was a busy day with travel from and back to Buenos Aires, Argentina, and with shifting weather during the race, ie. starting out with rain and thunder and ending up with lovely sunshine and very warm conditions indeed. Colonia del Sacremento seems to be a quite and soothing place for sure and it was a real treat to run by the waters of the Rio de la Plata.

Colonia Cost Marathon 2020 - Southern Hemisphere Challenge 2020 - Tor Rønnow
Colonia Cost  Marathon 2020

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Colonia Cost Marathon 2020 – billeder/fotos af Tor Rønnow (Danish)
Colonia Cost Marathon 2020 – pictures by Tor Rønnow (English)
Colonia Cost Marathon 2020 – foto di Tor Rønnow (Italiano)
Colonia Cost Marathon 2020 – beelden van Tor Rønnow (Nederlandse)
Colonia Cost Marathon 2020 – photos de Tor Rønnow (Français)
Colonia Cost Marathon 2020 – fotos del Tor Rønnow (Español)
Colonia Cost Marathon 2020 – bilder von Tor Rønnow (Deutsch)
克洛尼亞(Colonia)馬拉松2020年-TorRønnow的照片(中文)
コロニアコストマラソン2020-TorRønnowの写真(日本語)
Colonia Cost Marathon 2020 – bilder av Tor Rønnow (Svenska)

Havana Marathon 2019

Sunday November 10th 2019 I completed the Havana – La Habana – Marathon 2019 in Cuba. Find below my full race coverage plus many tourist impressions from Havana and a day trip to the famous Bay of Pigs.

'Havana Marathon 2019 - Tor Rønnow

Havana, Old Havana, crocodiles and the Bay of Pigs
Havana and Old Havana is a strange mix of beauty, poverty, old American cars and many historic landmarks within walking distance. Havana is – especially by night – an extremely scenic city but the sparkling colours go hand in hand with the very, very poor and suppressed cubanes, all in all leaving a somewhat bad and sad flavour to the experience. I’m not sure I would like to revisit, but I am glad I have.

Out of Havana I had the pleasure to visit the Bay of Pigs and a crocodile farm en route, the trip was directly out from my hotel and it was fun to drive in one of those old, beautiful american cars.

Havana Marathon 2019
Havana Marathon ( La Habana – Marabana – Maracuba Marathon event) turned out to be a surprisingly well-arranged event: nice, scenic route (by the Malecón), friendly helpers, lots of water and juice, effective traffic control. In toto: no issues what so ever!

Well, the weather was a kind of it’s own, first heavy rain showers, then on the second leg of the marathon very warm and humid conditions. However, I guess was still better that possible temperatures above 30 degrees Centigrade.

As you can infer from the pictures in the race report the km’s by the Sea at the Malecón are out of this world breathtaking! For this main reason I’d suggest you to consider this race.

Havana Marathon 2019

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Havana Marathon 2019 – billeder/fotos af Tor Rønnow (Danish)
Havana Marathon 2019 – pictures by Tor Rønnow (English)
Havana Marathon 2019 – foto di Tor Rønnow (Italiano)
Havana Marathon 2019 – beelden van Tor Rønnow (Nederlandse)
Havana Marathon 2019 – photos de Tor Rønnow (Français)
Havana Marathon 2019 – fotos del Tor Rønnow (Español)
Havana Marathon 2019 – bilder von Tor Rønnow (Deutsch)
2019年哈瓦那馬拉松-TorRønnow(中國)的照片
ハバナマラソン2019-TorRønnowの写真(日本語)
Havana Marathon 2019 – bilder av Tor Rønnow (Svenska)

Jersey Marathon 2019

Below my race report from the Standard Chartered Jersey Marathon 2019, which turned out to be a very well organized marathon around this tiny country of Jersey, one of the British canal islands (near the cost of France, actually). You will find my impressions of the event and a few tourist snaps in the report, but let me give my recommondations for the Standard Chartered Jersey Marathon right away!

'Jersey Marathon 2019 - Tor Rønnow
Jersey Marathon 2019

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Jersey Marathon 2019 – billeder/fotos af Tor Rønnow (Danish)
Jersey Marathon 2019 – pictures by Tor Rønnow (English)
Jersey Marathon 2019 – foto di Tor Rønnow (Italiano)
Jersey Marathon 2019 – beelden van Tor Rønnow (Nederlandse)
Jersey Marathon 2019 – photos de Tor Rønnow (Français)
Jersey Marathon 2019 – fotos del Tor Rønnow (Español)
Jersey Marathon 2019 – bilder von Tor Rønnow (Deutsch)
澤西馬拉松2019-TorRønnow(中國)的照片
ジャージーマラソン2019-TorRønnowの写真(日本語)
Jersey Marathon 2019 – bilder av Tor Rønnow (Svenska)