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Murcia Maratón 2018

A colder winter this time around was my excuse for not running much in January. I waited to  do the first race in 2018 in Spain, knowing Spain will still be cold but not as much as Belgium. I pre-registered … Continue reading

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Frozen Phoenix Runs 2017

What better way could I think of ending 2017 than with back-to-back marathons? Nope, no better way! Off we went to do The Frozen Phoenix Runs two day marathons at Walton-on-Thames in Surrey, England on December 29-30, 2017. The race … Continue reading

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La Maraton delle Cattedrali 2017

The Italian town of Giovinazzo is exactly as we remembered it from our last visit in 2015. Most, if not all, shops in the town closed at 1:00 PM on Saturdays and reopened for business at 5:30 PM. The people … Continue reading

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Marathon Reims en Champagne 2017

It is a treat to stay in hotels where champagne as a breakfast buffet choice is de rigueur. Interestingly enough, it is apparently the only alcohol people can drink in the morning and not be considered as alcoholics! Champagne is … Continue reading

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Zurich Máraton Málaga 2017

Everyone likes Màlaga. This southern city of Spain is a favorite getaway of people in Spain and Europe wanting to escape the winter blues and bask in the Mediterranean beaches. The city is also a haven of arts and culture, … Continue reading

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Marathon Eindhoven 2017

The city of Eindhoven may not be as famous as the tourist magnet Amsterdam, but it is the fifth-largest city in The Netherlands, home to multinational lightbulb company Philips and the capital of Dutch industrial design. I did not consider … Continue reading

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34th ASICS Firenze Marathon 2017

Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Botticelli? Florence is home to many priceless Renaissance art and architecture, but Ponte Vecchio grabbed my attention because of its World War II history. Hitler allegedly loved the bridge so much that he specifically ordered the Germans … Continue reading

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