What a day. Yesterday Copenhagen hosted the world championship half marathon 2014. In addition to that there was also a mass race; 30.000 runners – including me – more or less in shape for the 221.195 km run. Or was it 21.195 km? ;)
The weather was unbeatable. Sunny and perfect for running in a short sleeved tee.
Here’s a few photos – and at the end of this post you get my personal half marathon story…
Peace & Love,
Mario For Real! Quite a few runners made the runners party even more fun by dressing out.
“Go, Eli!” The name on the start number: Great idea, motivating for the runners to be cheered on with their name.
… a runner with lovely excess energy.
Concentration. It’s all about getting into that runner’s rhythm.
My own story
Starting with the finish: I made it through 21.195 km – actually at a better pace than I had expected – 2:04:22.
Getting ready: Placing my start number on my stomach – and soon handing in the yellow bag to the baggage storage.
It took me a 20 minute walk before I passed the start line and was able to begin my personal race. Impressively, according to 30.000 co-runners doing the same.
Thank heavens! Stocking up on water and energy drinks after 9,1 km – I’m thinking: OMG – I’m not even half way through.
Have just passed the finish line.
Using my last energy on smiling!
Holy…! Realizing I actually made it.
My new friend Nelli and I celebrating with a light beer. Cheers!
Ps. Thanks for your support <3 Your cheering on both my Twitter and Facebook made it a whole lot easier to complete this half marathon – my first ever. You’re the best!!
14 Photos from Fabulous Copenhagen Half Marathon,