July 15, 2014 Live from the road

Grängesberg - Uppsala

Reported by Jan Klaile 207.0 km

Good morning!

Runners greet us with enthusiasm in Grängesberg...

Here our torch-bearer illustrates exemplary attention

These runners with the ocean-blue jackets are from the local orienteering club!

Football players from the local football club

To the right is our local coordinator Per, who did a great job of organising the day!

Runners from Mötesplats löparna

We begin a 23 km run through the forests...

This cycling path used to be a railroad used for transporting ore from the local mines...

Running along this exquisite lake the pace picks up the closer we get to Ludvika...

More runners wait for on this bridge...

After 20 km of running these steps are no joke!

Once up, it's though this tunnel...

Though the quaint city streets...

Though the scenic park...

And we're at the ceremony place! Phew! Victory poses presented by local sportsclub LFFI

Great run everybody!

Mayor of Ludvika, Maria Strömkvist, welcomes us whole-heartedly. She heartily urges the citizens of Ludvika to contemplate and live this message. This message carried by the torch, by so many runners, accross countless miles, the message that already resides within each one of our hearts Peace begins with ourselves. We can take the first step! She says: It is up to us now! Thses runners have run a long way, and it is now up to us to act on this message and live it! To be an example!

It was a really vibrant and heartening speech. Thank you!

These runners have created an inspiring running community, where they decide different places to meet and run twice a week. One day is an easy-going pace where everyone can join, and the other is interval training.

Local Track and Field team members

Thank you so much Ludvika! Hope to see you again soon!

In Fagersta we are delighted to be joined by local runners

Joined by Bergslagens Friidrottsklubb, the local track and field team...

The children were excellent runners! They ran ca. 5 km with us!

These strong and self-giving people give us extra strength to continue on our long way towards Uppsala

Today local runners have joined with us for 36 km of our route! Hats off to all of you!

We reached Uppsala. Our running in Sweden for 2014 ends here. All our gratitude to the runner, coordinators and helpers for the great experience and the outstanding hospitality!

Torch carried by
Adam Studenik (Slovakia), Bhoiravi Achenbach (Austria), Dipavajan Renner (Austria), Dragan Nikolic (Serbia), Jan Klaile (Finland), Kamaniya Palmer (Sweden), Lucas Buchta (Czech Republic), Marko Mihajlov (North Macedonia), Myriam Sharma (France), Sandra Pivec (Slovenia), Tomaz Pivec (Slovenia), Yashodevi Samar (Ukraine), Zoltan Theobald (Hungary), Zuzana Klaskova (Czech Republic).  
Photographers
Bhoiravi Achenbach, Dipavajan Renner
The torch has travelled 207.0 km from Grängesberg to Uppsala.

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