My half marathons

A half marathon is 21 km = 13 miles.

  • 4 April 2004 – Amberg, Germany – 2:02:06 (2 hours, 2 minutes, 6 seconds)
  • 10 April 2005 – Amberg, Germany – 1:47:44
  • 14 September 2008 – Eschenbach, Germany – 1:59:40
  • 26 October 2008 – Ljubljana, Slovenia – 1:53:19
  • 23 November 2008 – Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico – 2:02:45
  • 28 March 2010 – Waltham Forest, London, UK – ~ 2 hours (not measured exactly)
  • 20 February 2011 – Eton, Berkshire, UK – 1:57:10
  • 12 May 2013 – Trakai, Lithuania – 2:04:23
  • 26 October 2014 – Danilovgrad to Podgorica, Montenegro – 1:59:56
  • 13 March 2015 – Jerusalem, Israel – 1:53:30
  • 4 April 2015 – Brașov, Romania – 2:32:49
  • 19 April 2015 – Budapest, Hungary – 1:45:42
  • 24 May 2015 – Targu Mureș, Romania – 2:10:34
  • 6 June 2015 – Baile Tusnad, Romania (23 km, covering 900 m in altitude) – 2:06:10
  • 14 February 2016 – Urubó to Porongo, Santa Cruz, Bolivia – (It seems like nobody measured the time here.)

I know the times are not spectacular. But many of these tracks were hilly or even mountainous, or going through snow or sand. I run more for the scenery than for a result.


Honestly, many of these races were just a pretext to travel to new places. And that’s how I will choose the places to run in the second half of 2017: probably Belarus, Ukraine, Armenia and Iraq.

(Hier gibt es diese Liste auf Deutsch.)


About Andreas Moser

Travelling the world and writing about it. I have degrees in law and philosophy, but I'd much rather be a journalist, a spy or a hobo.
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20 Responses to My half marathons

  1. Becky Sue says:

    Wow, how great that you travel to so many places to run. Good luck this weekend!

  2. Mazdak Afshar says:

    I take off my hat to you for all you’ve accomplished. As in regards with the 70 year old seniors passing you by on the run, you may watch this:

    He is quoting a study done in the university of Utah by tracking finishing times of people running the marathons. They found out that if you start running the marathon at age 19, you’ll get progressively faster year by year until you reach your peak age 27; and then after that you get slower and slower until eventually you get back to the same speed you were at age 19. However it takes you 45 years to go back to the same speed at age 19. i.e. 64 year old men and women are as fast as they were were at age 19! and then he goes on to provide his explanation and theory about that…

    Anyway another well done and I wish you all the bests in your next runs

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  19. Dany Sobeida says:

    Que interesante! corres mucho, a mi lo que me gustaba mas de correr, era sentir el pulso a full! en mis venas, después sentir como iba bajando gradualmente y como sabe el agua en ese momento. Que bueno felicidades!

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