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How I Went From No Running to a Sub 3 Marathon in Two Years

The sub 3 marathon — finishing a marathon in less than three hours — is an elusive goal for many ambitious runners. It is a challenging task, and doing it requires a solid mix of work ethic and genetic talent.

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Race Reports

Midnight Sun Marathon 2018: Cometh Three Hours, Cometh the Man?

Travel far enough north, and you’ll eventually reach Norway. Keep going up, and you will reach the polar circle. Go further north still, and you will find yourself firmly in the land of the midnight sun, or the night that never ends, depending on the season.

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Race Reports

A Hot and Heavy Experience at Oppegårdmila 2018 10k

I am lucky enough to be situated in an area with a large variety of races on offer, both locally and regionally. Oppegårdmila is a trail race of the former variety, taking place just a short few kilometres from my house.

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Fornebuløpet 10k 2018: First Time on Pacing Duty

Traditionally, most 5k and 10k road races take place during the weekend here in Norway, while weekdays are typically reserved for local run carousels and the like. Fornebuløpet is an exception to this.

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Sentrumsløpet 10k 2018: A Beautiful Day for Running

Nothing says that race season in Norway is open for business again after its winter slumber with quite as much fervour as ten thousand runners lining up in the streets of Oslo to run Sentrumsløpet on a Saturday in April.

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New PR at Fredrikstadløpet 2018 Half Marathon

April in Norway means the snow makes way for quicker running conditions. And, subsequently, it means that the outdoor race season is properly starting. Fredrikstadløpet is a local race which offers a 5k and a half marathon (21.1k), in addition to shorter races for junior runners.

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Norway’s Fastest 10k Race: Hytteplanmila 2017

Hytteplanmila is one of the most popular 10k races in Norway, and many runners plan on ending their running season with new PRs in this race. The 2017 edition took place on October 21st, and comprised more than 2,000 runners.

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A Challenging Half at Oslo Maraton 2017

Oslo Maraton is the largest and most prestigious race organised in Norway. On September 16, 2017, I took part in the event and ran the half marathon.

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Stories

Father’s Day Run

The ice is crushing and crunching under my feet, as my spiked winter running shoes keep me glued to the ground. They didn’t offer the most comfortable run …