Marathon, Race Review

New York City Marathon Race Review

The New York City Marathon is the biggest and probably most famous Marathon in the world. Over 50,000 participants each year race the 42.2 km or 26.2 miles through all 5 boroughs of the big apple. I had the chance to run in with my Dad on November 5th 2017, who finished his first Marathon at the age of 69.

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Half Marathon, Marathon, Running, Training

Why you should run a training race before your real race?

Whether you want to run a full or Half Marathon, you probably have come across a training plan that features a test or training race a few weeks before your real race. You might have thought: “why should I run a race other than my real one?”

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Marathon, Race Review, Road Races

Berlin Marathon Race Review

On September 24th 2017 I ran my first Berlin Marathon. To my big surprise, I made it in under 4 hours, although the race was absolutely not easy. Please find my full race experience here.

Brandenburger Tor

Travel & Accessibility

Getting to the Berlin MarathonΒ is of course quite easy. You can go there by plane, car or train from various European cities.

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Berlin Marathon
Half Marathon, Marathon, Race Review

Beat Berlin Marathon! Pain, sweat, tears and the sub 4 hour goal…

When you are a runner, you have heard about the Berlin Marathon. It is the flattest and fastest course in the world and origin of many World Records. The current one being 2:02:57 from Dennis Kimetto in 2014.

Even if you are a non-elite athlete running Berlin Marathon is special. It is an honour, as you either have to be very fast or very lucky to get it. It is also a challenge, as nearly everyone running will try to take advantage of the flat course and run a new personal best. And it is historic because the course goes through a city that used to be divided for a long time.
So when I won a spot in the ballot I was very happy. Even more when I found out that quite a lot of my friends would also be running.

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