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5
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Welcome to the Arctic city of Tromsø at 70°N and the Midnight Sun Marathon, the world’s northernmost AIMS certified marathon! The Marathon starts and finishes in the city centre. After 2K you’ll be crossing The Bridge of Tromsø. The bridge rises from 6 up to 43 meters over sea level … MORE
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    zimnukhov FIRST-TIMER '17

    Seriously, I saw a double rainbow spanning from one snowy mountain to another across the fjords. I doubt there can even be races with more beautiful scenery. I mean I … MORE

    Seriously, I saw a double rainbow spanning from one snowy mountain to another across the fjords. I doubt there can even be races with more beautiful scenery. I mean I love California’s rough coast and I did Big Sur which is advertised as one of the most beautiful marathons out there and the ads don’t lie at all, but still it’s no match for this one.

    The course is also pretty much flat except for the rather gentle uphill and downhill when crossing the bridge(it might look high from distance but it’s barely noticeable when you run it), and there’s zero chance of hot weather spoiling your performance, so I guess this might be a good race for PR, although I did not even try to as I ran it 2 weeks after setting one, just to absorb the beauty.

    Downside is that travelling to Norway is pretty expensive overall, they don’t even have such thing as cheap food, there’s expensive food and michelin-star level restaurants to choose from. Race entry fee may be not that high as some major marathons but it doesn’t even include a t-shirt. But if you can afford it, it is worth every penny. I had one short vacation at a price of two and no regrets. Also, Tromsø being a small town, influx of marathoners means every place serving pasta is going to be full!

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    5
    SCENERY
    5
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    3

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