Stockholm Olympic Stadium

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On the eve of Jubilee Marathon Stockholm, I took a guided tour of the Stockholm Olympic Stadium ("Stadion"). From outside, the facade gives heavy air - clean simple lines and sharp angles created by dark red brick buildings. Inside, the gothic castle-like stadium is a bit soften by the oval and the field. While the ...

Morning Run in Stockholm

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Having arrived here in Stockholm the day before, with the nine-hour time difference and the restless day light, I woke up at 4:30 am and could not go back to sleep. This presented myself with a perfect opportunity to go for a morning run in this favorite city of mine. The cool morning air helped ...

The Slowest and Longest Marathon in History

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I first learned about this when soundsandfuries commented on my other post Stockholm Calling and introduced me to the story of Shiso Kanaguri. Having found it interesting, I did further research online and found his life fascinating. The most interesting story of his life is the fact he went 'missing' during the 1912 Olympic marathon ...