Stockholm Olympic Stadium

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 ...

The Slowest and Longest Marathon in History

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 ...