Scandinavian duo – Stockholm & Helsinki
Thought for the day…” A star needs darkness to shine ” ” Beauty might bring happiness, but happiness always brings beauty”.
It you take around 51 000 steps, and run them in around 2 hours and 2 minutes, and cover a distance of 42.195 km then you will have run the famous marathon, and in a record time too !! It is said to have started when a Greek messenger called Pheidippides ran from Marathon to Athens with news of the Greek victory over the Persians. The sad fact is that having run the marathon with the exciting news, that he collapsed and died. An extra 182 m was added to the distance in 1908 during the Olympics in London, so that the finish line would be in front of the royal box, and since then the marathon has remained at 42.195 km. Annette Fredskov from Denmark holds the dubious honour of having run 366 marathons in a single year. In Canada the 101 year old Fauja Singh completed a marathon in Toronto during 2011 in a time of 8 hours 11 minutes. Around 21 000 runners compete in the annual Stockholm marathon, from where today’s photo comes. Judging by the number of runners in the photo, then it was certainly crowded over the first few kilometres.
And another photo from the archives……snowmobile jumping in the Finnish capital of Helsinki….
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