Why run Copenhagen Marathon


Football led Swedish Mia Lindgren to Copenhagen. She fell in love with the city and chose to run her first marathon in the city that “has something to offer for everyone”.

Mia Lindgren ventured out on her very first marathon project in January 2018.

At the time she did her first run, there were almost exactly 4 months until she would be taking her place behind the starting line. She had chosen Copenhagen as the place for her marathon debut, and come May, she would be waiting for gun start at the beautiful harbour front together with 13,300 excited runners.

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Choosing Copenhagen for her first marathon, was not a random choice.

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First week done ✅ 🏃🏼‍♀️ @aktivitus #cphmarathon

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Together with her husband Robin Olsen, who is the goalkeeper on the swedish national football team, Mia had been living in Copenhagen, while Robin was a contract player for the city’s football club, FCK.

They moved to new adventures in the summer of 2018, but during their 2,5 years in Copenhagen, the Danish capital city had taken a special place in Mia’s heart.

This clearly shows from Mia’s farewell Copenhagen Instagram post, which is followed by the hashtag #copenhageniloveyou

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København ❤️🇩🇰 tack för dessa 2,5 åren. #copenhageniloveyou

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Copenhagen has something for everyone

Copenhagen has “something for everyone”, says Mai:

“You can find everything from high end shops and exclusive restaurants to small cozy streets with good coffee shops and pubs,” Mia explains.

If you come here with your children, Mia recommends Tivoli as a great place to visit. It is in the heart of the City, just across from the central train station. There is also an excellent zoo in Frederiksberg, where you can have fun for an entire day, she explains.

Mia top recommendations also include Nyhavn and Christiania:

“Nyhavn is another area that I would recommend everyone visit. It’s easy to enjoy something good to eat, a glass of wine, soak up the atmosphere and the view. Christiana is also a very interesting and a unique place to visit. It’s close to Islands Brygge where the start and finish of the marathon is.”

You don’t have to worry about transportation, as it is very easy to travel around the city either by train, metro or even by bike.

Mia is not in doubt: Everyone should visit Copenhagen at least once.

I did it!

Whether she would be able to finish the marathon, Mia had her doubts.

She had been training three times a week for four months and wasn’t sure if she was going to make it through.

“I wasn’t sure if I was going to make it, but thanks to Aktivitus I finished under 4 hours,” she posted on her Instagram profile after the race, excited and happy to have made it.

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