Monday, October 15, 2012

The European Champion

The European Champion
This is the winner of the women's Sörmland Ultra Marathon. Kajsa Berg from Huddinge. She is an experienced runner and very modest about her success. When she is not out running she works as a school teacher. She started out as a Marathon runner and has three starts in Stockholm Marathon. Her best result there is a Bronze medal. She switched to running ultra long races about one year ago. Earlier this year Kajsa ran in the Swiss Alpine Marathon. More impressive is the result in the World Championships where she finished in second place! That race was also the European Championships, and she was the gold medal winner in that race. She averages around 500 kilometres per week, and doesn't ever get really tired!

11 comments:

RedPat said...

Unreal! 500km a week!! Wow.

LONDONLULU said...

Congratulations to her! One of the ultramarathoners I knew in my life was a very modest person too (despite being a national award winning scientist!) - must be something about ultra runners.

Paul B said...

Kajsa must be a great inspiration to her students, showing them what can be a achieved if you put in the work. Those results are the reward for effort and a high work ethic.

JM said...

Fantastic! Congratulations, Kajsa.

Before I read your comment on the Peace Prize I had already added a post scriptum at the end of the post thanks to Ladyfi from Norway who commented right before you. Anyway, thanks Stefan.

VP said...

Made of steel, but she doesn't look like that! My compliments, brava!

Halcyon said...

I don't know how people do it - but congrats to her! :)

Mo said...

Jeepers I'm exhausted just reading what shes fits in

PerthDailyPhoto said...

She does look super fit Steffens..if only!,

Stefan Jansson said...

The longest I have ever run is 10k. I will stick long bike rides I think but I am very impressed by the people that ran this race that goes mostly through forests.

Mike Laplante said...

I struggle to do an annual 10K. She runs 50 of these a week!

Gah!

Stefan Jansson said...

Kajsa won the Stockholm Ultra Marathon today. A 100 km race. Her winning time 7 hours and forty minutes. very impressive stuff!