35th Ironman World Championship at Kona, Hawaii, October 12th 2013

Saturday, October 12th at 6:30 AM. The waters of Kailua are alive. A small pack of professional triathletes is just starting their
race to find out who is the best. Five minutes after them women pros will start. Ana at 7 AM everybody else, lovingly named age groupers, will join the party.

3,8 kilometers of swimming in high waves, then 180 kilometers of cycling on the rolling roads through gusty wind, and after that a full running marathon under the scorching sun.

More Spartathlon 2013 stories and photos

As the Spartathlon 2013 race weekend slowly fades into the history we are still full of impressions and memories from this great event. Since we were not actually there we mus be satisfied with what people who ran the race tell us. Their words are full of awe and joy and give us the inspiration for our future running kilometers.

Succesfull Slovenian appearances at 17th Belgrade Ultramarathon of Self Transcendence

On the weekend from October 5th to October 6th 2013 the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Serbia Team hosted the 17th Belgrade Ultramarathon of Self Transcendence with the strong presence of runners from Slovenia.

As is usual with events held by Sri Chinmoy the air at Ušće Park was full of quiet and gentle determination. The runners had a choice of running for 6, 12 or 24 hours but the track was the same for everybody. Two kilometers round loop. It was a question of will.

A lot of work was done at the 2nd Ultra Workday at Planina

As we announced earlier Saturday the 5th of October 2013 was a busy day. The morning shift worked from 8 AM till 4 PM going up and down the hill at the Planina near Vrhnika.

And a lot of work was done. The race director Marko Perko reports that 52 workers showed up for the work, 22 female and 30 male pairs of capable hands (and legs). Their total climbs count was 305 with 122.000 combined altitude meters climbed (and descended too),

Really impressive figures. If all companies were so productive…

17th Belgrade Ultramarathon of Self Transcendence

Belgrade and the organizers from Sri Chinmoy Marathon Serbia Team will host 17th Ultramarathon of Self Transcendence this weekend, from October 5th to October 6th 2013.

The races will be held at the Ušće Park on the exactly 2 kilometers long course. participants can choose to enter 6 hours, 12 hours and 24 hours runs. There is also an 12 hours relay event available.

8 Hours Ultra Workday at Planina, October 5th 2013

Planina is a small hill above Vrhnika. On Saturday, the 5th of October 2013 it will be occupied by a select group of ultrarunners. They will start their Ultra Workday as the event has been named by it’s founder Marko Perko.

The goal is simple. Get to the top and back to starting point and back to top and … as many times as possible in 8 hours.

The height difference is 430 meters and the course is 3,5 kilometers long.

First edition was held last year on September 29th. Top worker, titled director, was Alen Božič who managed to get to the top 11 times in 7 hours and 33 minutes. That’s around 4730 height meters and 38,5 kilometers. Amazing.

Lojze Primožič finished 5th at Spartathlon 2013

Lojze Primožič, one of the best Slovenian ultrarunners was a 5th finisher at this year’s Spartathlon. He reached the feet of King Leonidas in an amazing time of 26:43:31. This was his third and of course the best appearance at one of the most demanding long distance races.

Lojze has said afterwards:
Thanks to everybody for encouragement and congratulations. Your energy certainly helped me on the road to Sparta. I am so happy and proud. And humble. You can never know how will it all work out. It is really difficult to describe your feelings while you are running towards the statue of King Leonidas. It is all worth it.

Spartathlon 2013, 246 kilometers from Athens to Sparta

Bécs-Pozsony-Budapest Ultramarathon, Hungary, October 19th to 23rd 2013

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