MarathonhistoryIt all started with a Myth from ancient Greece. About the soldier Pheidippides, who run from Marathon to Athen to declare the victory over the persian army. After that he died
Marathon has been a part of The Olympics since the beginning in 1896
The women made their entrance in 1984 with a victory to Joan Benoit
The European Championship has been held since 1934 for Men, and from 1982 for Women
The Commonwealth, a kind of Olympics for the old British Empire has been held since 1930
The Pan American Games has been held since 1954, and The World Championship since 1983
In the big Cities of the World every year is run by thousands of runners. The oldest Marathon is Boston which has been held since 1897
Other important Marathons are London, New York, Berlin and Rotterdam
Longer distance than Marathon are called Ultra Marathons
World Cup 2012 was held in Katowice
It was a great triumph for the american runner Mike Morton, who triumphed in the National and Championship record with 277.541 km. It was a sure victory, and he was as much as 15 kilometers in front of No. 2 German Florian Reus 261,718 and an additional 5 mm in front of the bronze winner Ludovic Dilmi France, who ran 257.819 km Best Scandinavians were Finn Jari Tomppo, there was no 6 with 251.833 km Danish rankings:
53rd Thomas Steenberg 215.461 km
56th Frederik Lassen 210,085
104th Bjarne Jensen R 177,838
127 Leon Hansen 142,111
130 Rene Koch Larsen 138,219
140 Vagn Kirkelund 109,811
It was the PR for Thomas Steenberg and also Frederik Lassen reached over the 210 km, which he reached in the first 21 hours.
The team was No. 16 out of the 25 teams that started
New world champion in the womens competion was Michaela Dimitriadu with 244.232 km
Silver medal went to Connie Gardner USA which reached 240.385 km, while the bronze went to britten Emily Gelder who ran 238,875. km
Best Scandinavians were Swede Anna Grundahl there was no 6 and sat NR with 229.890 km
21 Anne Marie Geisler Andersen 209.300 km
42 Anne Marie Rossen 187,953
49th Dorthe Mahato 183.570
65 Kitt Andersen 161.690
77 Tina Andersen 140,569
93 Helle Andersen 70,543
Anne Marie Geisler mproved her PR by about 9 km, and Anne Marie Rossen and Dorthe Mahato nåedde of 180 km which gives access to the next 2 championships (if the selection criteries not get changed The team was No. 10, and put the DR with total 580.824 km
Mors 100 Miles was won by Lars Christofffersen in 15.07
No. 2 in the course was the great Swedish surprise Annika Nilrud that ran 15,448, while Mogens Pedersen was 3rd with 16.35 The race favorite Ole Karlsen (Ultra Ole) was retiring after about 70 km
27, August 2012
Skövde Ultra Festival
The great Greek t runner Yiannis Kouros won the 48 Hours of Skövde
He reached 371.500 km.
The first day he was hard pressed by Lars Christoffersen, who led after 24 hours with 215 km.
He went down, however, and ended up as number 4 with 326,011 km
The 2 Swedes Jan-Erik Ramstreöm and Johan Steene was No. 2 and 3 with 341.737 km and 335.200 km
Britten William Sichel was No 5 with 303.691 km, while Rene Vang Hansen was No. 6 with PR 293.839 km
Other participants last year's winner Soren "Rasor" Raarup, there was no 11 with 228.257 km
24 Hour race was won by Johan dall with 222.km
May-Britt Hansen attended after a long break from racing for 12 hours where she was No. 4 and best woman with 91.301 km
12th August 2012
Ole Karlsen won again DM 100 km race and became the first runner who won "The Doble" both 24 h and 100 km
He won it with 8:59; 22, due to the course was held in warm weather, as he always had it difficult to run in.
The silver went to Jimmy Arvidsen with 9:56:44 slightly in front of an ultra debutant Kristoffer Sønderbro
In the womens competition did Pia Engberg win the gold and ran 11:39:44 in front of the two TIFs Anne Mette Lindgaard and Gurli Hansen, who used respectively 12:52:11 and 12: 54:30 12th August 2012
There were over impressive long by Jens Ole Nielsen at 24 hour race in Viborg.
He ran 229.600 km in his third 24 hour race.
In 2008, he reached the same route out of 205 km, while in 2010 he had to retire
Also Kim Hansen reached over the 200 km, when he was listed for 200.900 km, an improvement of 17 km from the prior year.
In the spring he won Bramming 100 km m 8:41:15
Number 3 were Michael Rasmussen in his debut at the distance of 189.420 km, while Lars Christoffersen who apparently took it as training for upcoming races was No 4 with 177.490 km
30th June 2012
Soren "Rasor" Raarup attended the weekend in Trollhättan 24 hour race.
He won by running 186.945 km in competition with Swede Yudith Hernandez, who ran 183.827 km, and consequently won the womens competition
11th June 2012
Puma 24h Run in Holte, was won by Thomas Steenberg, who ran the entire 207,277 km on the hilly route
He won the in front Claus Rasmussen 170,850 km and Heine Petersen 167.250 km
DM was as usual held in Ronne
Ole Karlsen (Ultra Ole) was the winner with 231,258 km, new championship record he is otherwise best known for his 100 km race,
where he has several championships under his belt, and for years has represented Denmark at the World Cup and European Championship.
He ran his first serious 24 hour race and reached over the magical 230 km.
The Silver went to Rene Koch Larsen, who ran 211.651 km, which was PR
The debutant Matthias Jorgensen won bronze with 200.208 km
Women DM was won by Lisa Anderson, who made her debut at the distance, and ran 192.812 km
The silver went to Tina Andersen from Fjerritslev, she was also debutant at 24 h and reached 183.785 km,
while Anne Mette Lindgaard got bronze with 127.968 km
48 hours was won by Lars Christoffersen with 316,911 km in front of the Dutchman Jannet hose with 304.564 km and me running 289,064 km
11th June 2012
Soren "Rasor" Raarup participated in the 6 day race in Antibes, where he was No. 11 with 667,902 km, which was fine, especially considering that it was his first 6 Day Run
The race was won by Oliver Chaigne running 881,509 km.
Spaniard Jose Louis Posado became 2nd with 830.644 km, while Daniel Cardosa was 3rd with 814,880 km
Spanish Christina Gonzalez did win the womens competetiont with 701,093 km in front of Sarah Barnett which reached 638,470 km 22nd April 2012
Danes obtained the following results at the World Championships 100 km Seregnobr> Carsten DEriksen was No. 62 with 7:45:17, while Ole Karlsen was No. 91 in the time 8:18:35 In the ladies were Helga Bang No 44 with 9:35:35
Italian Giorgio Calcaterra regained his mastery in the time 6:23:22 in front of Swede Jonas Buud who spent 6:28:58,
while the Italian Alberico De Cecco did win the bronzemedal winner in 6:40:32
The Ameriacan Amy Sproston won with 7:34:07 hard pressed by the Swede Kajsa Berg and Russian Irina Vishnevskaya who ran 7:35:28 and 7:35:57 respectively 25th March 2012
- Leon Hansen set a new DR on the treadmill when he ran on weekends 204.5 km in Rødovre.
It was in a collection for the Cancer Society, where he gathered 42380 kr into.
26th February 2012
On the men's side, it was a triple Finnish triumph at Endurance 24 hi Espoo.
Juha Hietanen won with 243.38 km front Ari Lindsten with 230.90 km and Sakari Haka 227.00 km
On the distaff side, it was double Japanese with Sumie Inagaki 228.17 km and Masumi Yoshimura 195.08 front Swede Marai Thomsen 185.26km
4th January 2012
The following have been pre-selected for the World Championships in Poland 8th-9th Sept:
Tove Sand Brodersen
Anne Marie Geisler
Anne Dorthe Mahato
Bjarne R. Jensen
More may with a good pperformance be considered
22nd December 2011
There was in the past week the world record for 7 day run on the treadmill.
It succeeded Sharon Gayter to run 832 km
She won earlier this year Athens 7 day run, where she reached 750 km.
She has a PB of 24 hours at 226.489 km, which she ran in 2009, when she was Commonwealth Champion.
In addition, she has over 219 km at Bislett in 2008, when she won
Bjarne R Jensen was No 6 in 24 Hours race in Barcelona. He ran 214.042 km.
Winner of the race was German Kaj Horscig with 242.128 km. It was 3 time this years, he ran more than 220 km.
11th December 2011:
As usual were during much of Souchows International 24 hour race.
They were expected favorite victories.
Ryoichi Sekiya JPN did win with 261.257 km, and he continued to do so its impressive winning streak.
Of the western runners did Martin Fryer from Australia the best, being No. 8 with 211,869 Km, while Scott Jurek, Janos Bogar and Valmir Nunes ended up far down the results list after having in the top of the race of the first half
In the women prevailed Mami Kudo with 255,303 Km, which was her PR and together she was No 2