FLEMING ANDERSON TRAIL RUNNER BORN 18 FEBRUARY 1977 IN HERNING, DENMARK
Flemming started running in 1999, where he primarily ran triathlons and marathons. However, together with his brother-in-law, he developed a passion for trail running and mountain running. He has run at least one marathon every year since 2000 and has participated in several trail races since 2011. For example, he participated in the world’s toughest endurance trail run, Tor des Geants, in 2014, where his partner was injured with 60 kilometers left, for which reason he discontinued. However, he finished the Ultra Tour des 4 Massifs successfully in 2015.
Flemming hopes to run the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc and to finish Tor des Geants some time in the future. Flemming runs because he enjoys the nature, the mountains and the freedom it gives him. Also, he is motivated by setting the bar high and go for it!
KASPER CHRISTENSEN RUNNER BORN 20 MAY 1980 IN HOLSTEBRO, DENMARK
Kasper describes himself as ”the ordinary Danish family dad, who finds passion in running”. Kasper started running, when he was part of an experiment about running, for people who never ran. During the experiment, Kasper had to run, and he soon got hooked – this was his ego time. Since then, Kasper has run numerous half marathons and marathons and running has become a natural part of his everyday life.
Kasper loves running first of all because it improves his well being and makes him happy. But he is also motivated to get faster and run further, as well as he finds great joy with his running friends and his running blog, where he inspires other runners. Get a glimpse into Kasper’s love for running at www.kasperc.dk
RUNNING COPENHAGEN GO! RUNNING COPENHAGEN RUNNING SIGHTSEEING FOUNDED 2011
Running Copenhagen is a company offering running sightseeing tours in Copenhagen. The company was founded by the passionate runner and Copenhagener Lena Andersson in 2011. Lena got the idea to establish Running Copenhagen on an early morning run in Vienna, where she joined a local person through the city’s streets. Lena found the combination of exercise, sightseeing and local knowledge to be sensational, and therefore, she started Running Copenhagen based on this exact combination.
In Running Copenhagen, the passion for running and for the city of Copenhagen clearly shines through. All the running guides are local Copenhageners and experienced runners. And which better way is there to explore a city, than to get moving, take in the beautiful sights, and receive lots of recommendations from locals, who know the city by heart?
Book your next running sightseeing at www.running-copenhagen.dk
TEAM NEWLINE RUNNING KENYA TEAM NEWLINE RUNNING KENYA RUNNING TEAM, KENYA
Team Newline Running Kenya is a team of talented upcoming runners, who make a living out of running. The team is located in Ngong Hills, Nairobi, Kenya, where they do high altitude training, trail running and normal race training. The team was founded by the athlete Martin Ojuku, who has dedicated his life to help young talents to realize their dreams. All members of the team deliver their best performance in athletic sports to reach their main goal – creating a better life for themselves and their families.
Newline is proud to support the team with all needed running equipment.
DANISH TRIATLON FEDERATION DANISH TRIATHLON FEDERATION FOUNDED IN 1984
The Danish Triathlon Federation was founded in 1984. The federation supports the Danish triathlon clubs in creating the best possible conditions for the development of the sport. This is done through conducting competitions and education of high quality as well as branding the sport. Also, The Danish Triathlon Federation pursues to establish and maintain world-class talent development environments and it supports the development of athletes who have the potential to become a part of the international elite within triathlon.
We enjoy the inspiring and rewarding partnership with the Danish Triathlon Federation, as we equip athletes and trainers at international triathlon competitions. The triathlon suits are designed in cooperation with the athletes, and the process of development continues. We continue to make innovative advances by having our garments thoroughly tested by elite athletes, who offer crucial input.
FLORIAN REUS FLORIAN REUS ULTRA RUNNER BORN 2 MARCH 1984 IN WÜRZBURG, GERMANY
Florian Reus has always been very active, but he didn’t start running regularly until 2002. His first run was about one hour and because he felt so great after running, he decided to take running to the next level. He started running regularly and read a report about a 100km run and thought that he wanted to do that! Since then, Florian has been very motivated and has accomplished great results within running.
In 2006, he won the German Championship in 24h-run for the first time. He has won the European Championship in 24h-run three times, as well as he became the World Champion in 24h-running in 2015. In the future, he hopes to improve the old German record in 24h-run from 1987 (276,2km in 24 hours). Florian likes to set big goals, which may seem far away and then work hard and patiently to reach these goals. He is fascinated by the thought of coming closer to his goals step by step, day by day. As with any sports, he also experiences defeats, but he tries to learn from these and make it part of his motivation.
JENNI KANGAS JAVELIN THROWER BORN 3 JULY IN SEINÄJOKI, FINLAND
Jenni is an ambitious javelin thrower, who also spends lots of training hours running. All that makes her a better athlete and a better javelin thrower motivates her. So running takes a big part of her training, and she knows that when she runs fast, she can do the same with her javelin. “Got to admit – I hated running when I first started to train for javelin throw. Nowadays I enjoy the space I get, especially for my thoughts”, she says.
Jenni’s athletic career holds medals from both the Finnish national championship, Finnish youth nationals, World Youth Championships and European Youth Championships. Her record for now is 56,56 meters, but she has big goals for the future. She’s planning on throwing over 60 meters at her next European Championships and the Olympics are amongst her biggest dream.
AARHUS MOTION ASSOCIATION FOUNDED IN 1996
Aarhus Motion organizes running events of the highest quality in Aarhus, Denmark. Aarhus Motion aim to give financial support to sports organizations in and around Aarhus and always strive to arrange good experiences for the runners.
Aarhus Motion creates events that get you moving. They are the founder of Aarhus City Half Marathon, Dupont Løbene, Ree Park Løbet and Spring Challenge. Each year they motivate more than 75.000 people to run, and new events are always on their way.
Sign up for your next run at aarhusmotion.dk
SAMANTHA CHAN Runner Born April 12th 1983 in Hong Kong
Samantha’s running attitude is: ”Run to have fun!”
She enjoys every single run, but has a certain love for major trail races. She has participated in Marathon Des Sables 250km in 2015, and Ultra Trail Du Montblanc 170km in 2016.
Other races include Convoy Totem Run 57km in 2016, where she finished 2nd, and Oxfam Trailwalker Hong Kong in 2014, where she finished 3rd. On top of that, she is ranked 6th in Hong Kong by the ITRA Performance Index.
A special thing about Samantha is that you will probably not find a picture of her running, without a smile on her face, even when the going gets tough.