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  • What an experience

    “Wonderful surroundings, and nice weather. Good friends and a nice banquet.”


    Knut Deram, Oslo, Norway
  • Simply magic!

    “As I arrived in Longyearbyen, just after midnight in full daylight, it was snowing. But the marathon day was sunny even if windy (temp about 0°). So I could appreciate the very particular landscape: a land that you can love with no limits, or hate deeply. I really felt in love. The race is very well organized. The majority of the course is rather desolate and very fascinating. The surface is a mix between tarmac and coal dust/shale. The course is a two-lapper. There are some climbs of 5K at 14K and 35K that sap you: a great and different challenge. A good and very friendly post-marathon party in the evening. People are very nice and friendly. I had some very interesting days in Spitsbergen, walking over glaciers and visiting Barentsburg by ship. Having 24 hours of daylight did not affect my sleep pattern. Unique island – worth a visit to run the World’s Northernmost Marathon.”


    N. S., Italy
  • Glory Days

    “I ran the Spitsbergen Marathon 2012 and was first in my category (50-60). It was fantastic…not an easy traject but beautiful….A very good organization and a wonderful week in Longyardbyen.”



    Theo Schoofs, Bree, Belgium