Berlin Marathon 2019

Below my race report from my 6th Berlin Marathon. This event was my second World Marathon Major this year (London in May) and my overall 16th apperance at a World Marathon Major. And yes, I am a 6 Star holder.

The day turned out to be quite wet as the rain started pouring early in the race and the atmosphere in Berlin was hence a bit off it’s usual enthusiasm both among the runners and the spectators. But I guess it’s always a special thing when you run through the Brandenburger Tor.

'Berlin Marathon 2019 - Tor Rønnow
Berlin Marathon 2019

See or relive Berlin Marathon 2019 here:

Berlin Marathon 2019 – billeder/fotos af Tor Rønnow (Danish)
Berlin Marathon 2019 – pictures by Tor Rønnow (English)
Berlin Marathon 2019 – foto di Tor Rønnow (Italiano)
Berlin Marathon 2019 – beelden van Tor Rønnow (Nederlandse)
Berlin Marathon 2019 – photos de Tor Rønnow (Français)
Berlin Marathon 2019 – fotos del Tor Rønnow (Español)
Berlin Marathon 2019 – bilder von Tor Rønnow (Deutsch)
柏林馬拉松賽2019-TorRønnow的照片(中文)
ベルリンマラソン2019-TorRønnowの写真(日本語)
Berlin Marathon 2019 – bilder av Tor Rønnow (Svenska)

Petra Desert Marathon 2019

Saturday September 7th 2019 I completed the awesome Petra Desert Marathon 2019 in Jordan. Find below my full race coverage plus a few tourist impressions from this adventure organized by Albratos Travels.

Petra Desert Marathon 2019 - Tor Rønnow

Petra and the Dead Sea
So, I was on the “deluxe” tour including a day (actually, only half a day due to my own poor research) at the Dead Sea on the Jordan side. There is something magical to be at the lowest point of the surface of the planet and to float around in that soo salty water!

And Petra ? Oh, man! It is difficult to find the words here, I’d rather have the pictures speak for themselves. I can only say that I feel very privileged to have experienced Petra and to furthermore have it in physical context of a marathon, that is pretty mindblowing. More about that below.

Petra Desert Marathon 2019
Petra Desert Marathon 2019 was a very well organized event featuring a half marathon and a full marathon. The route for the marathon was VERY HILLY and was comprised by a desert loop (the absolutely best and most funny part of the race), an out-back loop on road (nice, scenic at places, dead tough in the end) and the just-last 11 kilometers including the mountain climb that also the half marathoneers had to conquer. My Garmin said +1100 heightmeters up, +1000 heightmeters down and with temperatures reaching 27 C in the shadows – which we did NOT have the luxery of – and the highest altitude approx. 1400 meters above sea level, I was very happy to finish in 5.56. In conclusion, Petra Desert Marathon was an experience for a lifetime! If you’re a runner: get this in!

'Petra Desert Marathon 2019 - Tor Rønnow
FINISH Wizzair Petra Desert Marathon 2019

See or relive Petra Desert Marathon 2019 here (and in arabic, greek, hebrew and turkish):

Petra Desert Marathon 2019 – billeder/fotos af Tor Rønnow (Danish)
Petra Desert Marathon 2019 – pictures by Tor Rønnow (English)
Petra Desert Marathon 2019 – foto di Tor Rønnow (Italiano)
Petra Desert Marathon 2019 – beelden van Tor Rønnow (Nederlandse)
Petra Desert Marathon 2019 – photos de Tor Rønnow (Français)
Petra Desert Marathon 2019 – fotos del Tor Rønnow (Español)
Petra Desert Marathon 2019 – bilder von Tor Rønnow (Deutsch)
Petra Desert Marathon 2019 – TorRønnow(中國)的圖片
ペトラ砂漠マラソン2019-写真/写真:TorRønnow(日本語)
Petra Desert Marathon 2019 – bilder av Tor Rønnow (Svenska)


Albatros Event Video recap
Though I will be happy for your interest in my race report above, I will also draw your attention to the official video from Albatros Travel. You’ll even find me in there for some 10 elusive seconds (at about 2.50 and onwards).

White Nights Marathon 2019

Sunday June 30th 2019 I completed the White Nights Marathon 2019 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Find below my full race coverage plus quite a few tourist impressions from the amazing and incredibly beautiful city of St. Petersburg.

White Nights Marathon 2019 - Saint Petersburg - Tor Rønnow

Saint Petersburg City and the Winter Palace
Saint Petersburg may well be the most surprising, beautiful and captivating big city I ever visited. It sports incredible attractions like the Winter Palace (including The State Hermitage Museum and The General Staff Building) , stunning churches like the Savior on the Spilled Blood and The Museum Complex The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral, The Naval Cathedral of Saint Nicholas in Kronstadt and landmarks like the Nevsky Prospekt, the Neva Embankments and lots and lots more. Just walking around amongst the beautiful buildings of St. Petersburg is an amazing experience and really, life in Russia seems to be quite the same as in the rest of Europe.

Kazan CathedralWinter Palace Square
Peacock ClockMain Entrance Winter Palace
Henri Matisse

White Nights Marathon 2019
White Nights Marathon 2019 was a very well organized event featuring the full marathon distance plus a 10K event as well. The route for the marathon was quite flat (take away a few easy bridges) and was very representative of the city and it’s many landmarks and attractions, most notably the start and finish at the square of the Winter Palace! I’d say without hesitation that this event is one of the best and most important ones of all my marathons and I give it the very, very best of my recommendations. Just allow much more time in St. Petersburg than the sparse 54 hours I had in toto.

White Nights Marathon 2019 - Saint Peterburg - Tor Rønnow
 White Nights Marathon 2019

See or relive White Nights Marathon 2019 here (and in russian):

White Nights Marathon 2019 – billeder/fotos af Tor Rønnow (Danish)
White Nights Marathon 2019 – pictures by Tor Rønnow (English)
White Nights Marathon 2019 – beelden van Tor Rønnow (Nederlandse)
White Nights Marathon 2019 – photos de Tor Rønnow (Français)
White Nights Marathon 2019 – fotos del Tor Rønnow (Español)
White Nights Marathon 2019 – bilder von Tor Rønnow (Deutsch)
白夜馬拉松2019 – TorRønnow(中國)的照片/照片
White Nights Marathon 2019 – TorRønnowの写真/写真(日本語)
White Nights Marathon 2019 – foto di Tor Rønnow (Italiano)
White Nights Marathon 2019 – bilder av Tor Rønnow (Svenska)

London Marathon 2019

Sunday April 28th 2019 I completed the fabulous Virgin Money London Marathon.
Find below my full race coverage plus a few tourist impressions from the beautiful city of London.

Virgin Money London Marathon 2019 - Tor Rønnow

London City
I had only Saturday to make a few tourist impressions, but this was ok as I have been many times in London previously. Of course I needed to visit Covent Garden and the flagship store of Paul Smith and that was pretty much it, well, Picadilly Cirkus, Regent Street, Oxford Street and New Bond Street and Old Bond Street also came in handy. London is simply a very nice methropole to visit.

Virgin Money London Marathon 2019
Virgin Money London Marathon is one of the six World Marathon Majors and as such one of the most prestigeous and famous marathons in the world. This year was actually my fourth show at this event but this year still very special as I ran the whole race together with my wife-to-be, Maria. And you will find more interesting details in the race report about that too. So about the race itself: just awesome! So many people out there in the streets supporting and cheering and the finish at The Mall is incredible each time!

Virgin Money London Marathon 2019 - Tor Rønnow

Virgin London Marathon – selected pictures

Virgin London Marathon by the Miles

Mile 8 - Virgin Money London Marathon 2019 - Tor Rønnow

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Virgin Money London Marathon 2019 – billeder/fotos af Tor Rønnow (Danish)
Virgin Money London Marathon 2019 – pictures by Tor Rønnow (English)
Virgin Money London Marathon 2019 – beelden van Tor Rønnow (Nederlandse)
Virgin Money London Marathon 2019 – photos de Tor Rønnow (Français)
Virgin Money London Marathon 2019 – fotos del Tor Rønnow (Español)
Virgin Money London Marathon 2019 – bilder von Tor Rønnow (Deutsch)
Virgin Money London Marathon 2019 – TorRønnow(中國)的圖片
ヴァージンマネーロンドンマラソン2019 – TorRønnowの写真(日本語)
Virgin Money London Marathon 2019 – foto di Tor Rønnow (Italiano)
Virgin Money London Marathon 2019 – bilder av Tor Rønnow (Svenska)

Royal Run ’19

Monday June 10th 2019 I participated in Royal Run ’19. Find below my full race coverage from the second edition of this unique and now extremely popular event in Denmark originally created for the celebration of the 50th year birthday of the Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark in year 2018.

Royal Run '19 - Tor Rønnow

Royal Run ’19
Royal Run ’19 took place in 5 different places this year, namely in The Faroe Islands (!), the danish cities Aalborg, Aarhus and Copenhagen and on Bornholm. My report below covers the 10 K run in Copenhagen with a stunning +37.000 runners out on a truly majestic route in the danish capital.

See or relive Royal Run ’19 here :

Royal Run ’19 – billeder/fotos af Tor Rønnow (Dansk)
Royal Run ’19 – pictures by Tor Rønnow (English)
Royal Run ’19 – fotos del Tor Rønnow (Español)
Royal Run ’19 – bilder von Tor Rønnow (Deutsch)
Royal Run ’19 – TorRønnow的照片(中文)
ロイヤルラン’19 – TorRønnowの写真(日本語)
Royal Run ’19 – photos de Tor Rønnow (Français)
Royal Run ’19 – foto di Tor Rønnow (Italiano)
Royal Run ’19 – beelden van Tor Rønnow (Nederlandse)
Royal Run ’19 – bilder av Tor Rønnow (Svenska)