In the news: Rock and run

Posted: 15 April, 2013 in Asia, Europa, In the news, North America
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I run now and when, not only to catch the bus but to stay fit. It has crossed my mind that I should do a marathon but as time goes by never has come to it. I am a dreamer. That’s why I read the article about the Baikal Ice Marathon in a rush and feel a bit dissy when I reach the finishing line on the otherside of the worlds deepest lake – frosen of course since the 96 runners has no urge to try the Jesus trick on this trip.
If you rather run in a more urban enviroment maybe New York or Berlin is the place for you to spread your legs, the latter is said to be good for rookies since the track is easier, the climate mild and the travel (depending on where you are from) shorter. The Bailkal ice marathon on the other hand demand a health certificate and you have to have run long distance before if to be registered.
Up and coming is theme marathons. In my hometown Jönköping they run the Tomteloppet (Santa’s race) dressed up in costumes and Sommartåget with swimsuit on. There is also a shorter one where you will be followed by living dead and bloody zombies and have to “run for your life”.
On the global scene this trend manifest itself as Rock and Run that combine the sprint with music on different spots in the US. Or maybe you like me, find the Medoc Marathon in France more like your cup of tea, or should I say, your bottle of wine. This marathon is, according to Swedish finance newspaper Dagens industri, run between vineyards and you get to taste wine and cheese a long the road!
I remember when I read about all these high profile marathons and feel this odd admiration of modern men in lycra running around the world that Greece once was a proud country that left us storeys of victories and heros: “the legend of the Greek messenger Pheidippides running to Athens with news of the victory became the inspiration for this athletic event, introduced at the 1896 Athens Olympics, and originally run between Marathon and Athens (Wikipedia)”.

/Miss T

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