A photo story of Bakline McKirdy Micro marathon


I was honored to participate as an Olympic athlete in a marathon that brought together true running lovers from all over the United States and some other countries. This race differs from many other marathons primarily because there was no glorification of the top three and no handing out of money for the winners. The [...]

2023 World Athletics Road Running Championships


On the first day of October, the first World Road Running Championships took place in Riga. While the half marathon World Championships have been organized since 1992, this time a 5 km and a mile run were added to the program. I was very excited about the new challenge, I was able to compete quite [...]

Budapest World Championships marathon 2023


First lap. Photo: Bjorn Paree In Budapest, I ran the fastest World Chmapionhsips and Olympic Game marathon of my life in difficult weather conditions, with a time of 2.15.42. This was accompanied by a 31st place in a competition of 85 men. Not bad! The goals were a little higher because I have run to [...]

Summary of season 2022


EST version is HERE The main goal of this season was to represent my country with dignity at the international athletics competitions in Munich. To prepare three Estonian male marathoners to compete for a team medal at the European Championships in Munich. There were only three members in the team? Tiidrek Nurme, Roman Fosti and [...]

Munich European Championships 2022


Race name: European Athletics Championships 2022 Place: Munich, Germany Distance: 42.2 K Date: 15.08.2022 Starting time: 11.30 Drinks: The drinking stations were well organized, unfortunately I lost a bottle at the 22.3 km drinking station. Refreshment Station 1 at km: 2.3, 12.3, 22.3 & 32.3 (Peeter, Maile) Refreshment Station 2 at km: 7, 17, 27 [...]

Summary of Season 2021


EST version The year started with a training camp in Kenya which lasted until May. My competition schedule was not fixed when I started this camp as the global Coronavirus pandemic had put many races on hold. I also extended the camp twice during that time. My family was able to join me while I [...]

My Team and Sponsors for the 2021 Olympic Season


WITH YOUR HELP I WILL TAKE PART IN THE THIRD OLYMPIC GAMES OF MY LIFE!  Trainer Mark Misch Assistant coach and manager Harry Lemberg Manager Charles Paanakker Spiritual mentor Brad Bartz and Nick Schuetze Masseur Peeter Nigol Sports medicine doctors Agnes Mägi and Mihkel Mardna Wife Maili together with our children      

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Marathon


(EST versioon) Just one day before leaving Estonia, I received bad news from Synlab laboratory: “Your second covid-19 test shows borderline results.” It made my heart flutter, felt like a scene in a movie. I tried to stay calm, but still started to look for culprits. I did not have to look far. I am [...]

My Athletics year of 2020


My year of sport started with a bang in the marathon of Sevilla, when I crossed the finish line with a time of 2.10.02 that qualified me for the Olympics. The emotion emerging from the achievement was genuine – thanks be to God that He takes my desires into account! Sports physiologists were not as [...]

World Championships During Coronavirus


The new Estonian national record of 1:02:20, which I ran during the World Athletics Half Marathon Championships in Gdynia, is a beautiful personal accomplishment that rewarded me the 41st place in a competition of 122 men. However, as a national team we were one of the most successful teams. All our members beat their individual [...]

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