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Marathons and Ultramarathons

MARATHON

I began running marathons in the year of 2012 and have since then been running at least one marathon and/or one halfmarathon per year. My experience with longer races previous had been two “Svenska Klassikern”. A Swedish Classics is a race where you during a twelve month period do the Vasaloppet, 90 kilometers of crosscountryskiing, Vätternrundan, 300 kilometers of cycling, Vansbrosimmet, 3000 meters of swimming and Lidingöloppet 30 kilometers of running. When I have done the races it’s hard to capture the moments so it has been focus on photographing the places I have been while visiting them. The most exotic one I have been runing so far is in Ras Al Khamai.

ULTRAMARATHON

These last years I have also been very present when it comes to the sport Ultramarathon. My brother is a devoted runner and whenever he finds the time he tries to run and participate in races he likes. In the summer of 2013 I joined him and other crewmembers (Johan Steene, Troy Troncin and Conor Loughnane)  in the US. He then ran Badwater Ultramarathon, CA and did an amazing job. Came in as number 9! “The Badwater Ultramarathon describes itself as “the world’s toughest foot race”. It is a 135-mile (217 km) course starting at 282 feet (86 m)[1] below sea level in the Badwater Basin, in California’s Death Valley, and ending at an elevation of 8360 feet (2548 m) at Whitney Portal, the trailhead to Mount Whitney. It takes place annually in mid-July, when the weather conditions are most extreme and temperatures over 120 °F (49 °C), even in the shade, are not uncommon. Consequently, very few people—even among ultramarathoners—are capable of finishing this grueling race.” If you can read Swedish you can find my story here! If you are interested in reading Otto’s blogg, please check out this site.

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