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Around The World – A Speedy Lifetime Venture is on

Join the Race from Arctic to Antarctica

About sprinting the World with Masters, speedy feet, and long-term goals

AROUND THE WORLD: Follow the action! Some advice is better than other and one of the best came from a veteran travel-reporter. “Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before”. Thank you very much, I said. Since way back I`ve follow this advice. Life is a journey and now I continue my once-in-a-lifetime venture – Around the World in 80 Lanes.


Serious test run 100m in Dubai, november 2023
Serious test run 100m in Dubai, november 2023

More than a journey

My journey is under way with ambition to visit all parts of the world and several countries. I will report to readers and followers about local culture, traditions, traditional food, meeting people and deliver travel advice. However, this is more than normal journey. This is also about running the world – competing 100m and 200m sprint with veterans and masters mainly in stadiums.

“Around the world in 80 lanes” will prove that a newborn veteran sprinter has speedy feet and long-term goals. But personal records and better physical shape can only be reached by ongoing training.

Ready. Go! From start 100m on a sandy beach in Måsøy, the Arctis area of Norway. Summer 2023.
Ready. Go! From start 100m on a sandy beach in Måsøy, the Arctis area of Norway. Summer 2023.

From Arctic to Antarctica

Officially “Around the World” kicked off summer 2023 at Hammerfest Stadium in Norway along with veterans in the World’s Northernmost city. According to plan, my final run around the World will be performed in Ushuaía, Argentina, the World’s Southernmost city. Don’t ask when the last sprint is going to happen.

Crossing the World

This project grew out of the famous book “Around the Earth in 80 days”. While author Jules Verne´s story was fiction, the new “Around the World…” is real, authentic, and self-experienced. My journey around the globe will certainly take more than eighty days.

The trip continues crisscrossing, east, west and above all southwards to destinations decided after a bit of planning. I continue to run and explore the world by a compass not a clock.

RUNNING THE WORLD: Get set and speed up in 80 Lanes

My World of Sprint itinerary

Vestby Mini Stadium, Vestby. Norway
Soon Arena, Son. Norway
Hamstead Heath Stadium, Hampstead, North London
Finsbury Park Track, North London
Poliodeportivo Arena, Arroyo de la Miel, Spain.

Training at my home stadium in Arroyo de la Miel, Malaga, Spain.
Training at my home stadium in Arroyo de la Miel, Malaga, Spain.

Deportiva Carranque Javier Imbroda, Malaga City, Spain.
Bislet Stadium, Oslo.
Furumo Athletics Stadium, Modum, Norway.
Alta Sports Park, Alta.
Måsøy Sandstrand, Måsøy, Finnmark
Havøysund Stadium, Havøysund, Finnmark
Hammerfest stadium, Hammerfest, Norway.
Esatadio Municipal, Joan Serrahima, Barcelona
Mondo Sportrack, Torremolinos, Spain.
Dubai, stadium and desert run, United Arab Emirates.
Marcos Stadium, Laoag, The Philippines.
Abellana Stadium, Cebu City, The Philippines.
Naga City Sports Complex, Cebu Island, The Philippines.

The Logo for Around the World
The Logo for Around the World

Journey continues in The Philippines and Okinawa, Japan, in 2024.
Highlight 2024: World Masters Athletics Championship, Gothenburg, Sweden, 13 -25 August.

Gudmund Lindbaek at Marcos stadium in Laoago, The Philippines.
Gudmund Lindbaek at Marcos stadium in Laoag, The Philippines.


Gudmund Lindbaek
Gudmund Lindbaek
Journalist founded King Goya online travel magazine. Meeting people for engaging stories. I´m off to uncover the best strategies for long life living. This is part of my venture “Around the World in 80 Lanes” – about travel, run sprint, staying fit! I just want a tiny slice of adventures to feel alive, and then excited to return home.


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