Amsterdam Marathon 8 km 2022 race recap

I’ve done a race during the Amsterdam Marathon 3 times before. I’ve done the half in 2016 and I did the 8-kilometer race in 2017 and 2018. I really like the vibe during this event and parts of the route are great, although you don’t always go through the city center of Amsterdam and get... Continue Reading →

Dam tot Damloop 2022 race recap

This is the third time I’m running this race. At least, the 10-mile version of the race. I’ve also done the shorter Damloop by Night version of the race twice in 2014 and 2017. The full 10-mile version of the race I did in 2018 (got totally drenched and almost hypothermia) and in 2019 (which... Continue Reading →

Rotterdam Half Marathon race review

This was my 13th half marathon and the 1st edition of the Rotterdam Half, although not quite. There used to be a half in September in Rotterdam until about 13 years ago. They decided to revive that event, but to hold it in July. Now organizing a race at the end of July is obviously... Continue Reading →

Boston Marathon 2022: Impossible is nothing

I've been waiting to run the Boston Marathon for several years now. In 2018, I didn't get in. In 2019 I did get in, but for the 2020 race and we all know that one never happened. In 2021 foreigners could not enter the U.S.A. Which brings us to 2022 and my chance to earn my 5th Marathon Major star.

Semi de Paris race review

I decided to go to Paris for the half marathon. I’ve already done the full marathon in Paris in 2018. The route of the half is pretty similar but in the opposite direction. Plus, Paris has two parkruns, so that would allow me to do one of them on the Saturday before the race.

Christmas gifts for runners 2021

Since Black Friday is coming up, I thought now would be a good time to put out a gift guide. I did one in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020, so here's the 2021 edition. I'm sure there will be some great Black Friday deals out there and I'll definitely do some online shopping myself (can't... Continue Reading →

London Marathon Race Review

My last race was in February 2020. I had two marathons planned in 2020, Boston and New York. Neither of those happened obviously. Both were moved to 2021, but Boston reduced their field size, so no Boston for me in 2021. Instead I got the chance to run London, which I obviously took, since it’s... Continue Reading →

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