Association of International Marathons and Distance Races
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The city’s streets were filled with thousands of recreational runners tailing the elite. At the front William Morwabe set a new course record of 2.11.15, lowering the old one by 55 seconds. which is the fastest marathon time ever in Copenhagen.
Before race day Telenor and the race organisers hosted a conference on Digital Running in order to present some of the recent findings and forecasts for the future of running. “Organising a marathon is more than race records… Together with our digital partner; Telenor, the city of Copenhagen and Frederiksberg and Sport Event Denmark we are always look for new ways of putting running on the agenda,” said Dorte Vibjerg, CEO of the organising running club, Sparta.
Running a marathon is also a mental marathon explained the brain scientist, Thomas Z. Ramsøy, at the Digital Running conference. Monitoring the brain activity of runners exercising and competing gives an insight into the so-called “Runner’s High and Low”. Research on the mental stages of running will help us to understand and enhance the running experience.
But for the organisers the highs of the marathon were the race records and the brilliant weather as well as opening the window to investigate the mental and physical aspects of running.
9120 runners entered and 7883 started, of whom 36% were foreigners.