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You Are Ironman

BY GUEORGUI TCHEREDNITCHENKO
@ VOL 105 ON JUL 31, 2013

An Ironman triathlon is one of the hardest endurance races in the world; a 3.8km swim followed by a 180km bike ride and a 42.2km marathon to finish. Surely, only a super-human athletes with elite endurance could possibly hope to participate in such an event? Wrong; in this presentation, Gueorgui Tcherednitchenko presents the story of a perfectly average guy's adventures in Ironman training, and lessons that he learned from it along the way.

"Presentation of the Day" on August 3, 2013. 

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Crossing the Atacama Desert

BY FAISAL AL-NAKIB
@ VOL 9 ON JUN 26, 2013

Faisal Al-Nakib details his experience taking place in the Atacama Crossing desert foot race in Chile. He describes how the challenge helped him grow and learn more about himself while on his 250 km (155 mile) journey in one week.

"Presentation of the Day" on August 29, 2013.

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Feeding the Achieve

BY SAMANTHA NIENOW
@ VOL 19 ON AUG 15, 2013

Samantha Nienow and Rebecca Layman feed their inner desires to achieve as they train for the Half Ironman triathlon, a gruelling event made up of swimming, biking, and running. They push each other through highs and lows and offer each other support as they strive for the same goal. 

"Presentation of the Day" on February 8, 2014.

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Running the Tokyo Marathon for Home for All

BY MARK DYTHAM
@ VOL 111 ON FEB 20, 2014

PechaKucha and Klein Dytham architecture co-founder Mark Dytham has been training for over 8 months to run the 2014 Tokyo Marathon, but he's not running it just for his health. He's running an Indiegogo campaign to benefit the Home for All: an organization started by Pritzker Prize winning architect Toyo Ito set on building community centers in the disaster-ridden areas of Tohoku and Fukushima. All proceeds will go to the creation of a new community center, and the upkeep of the Home for All organization. 

"Presentation of the Day" on February 22, 2014.

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Why Madison? Ironman Wisconsin

BY CINDI BANNINK
@ VOL 9 ON APR 17, 2014

Cindi Bannink speaks on the Ironman Wisconsin, which moved into Madison in September of 2002 and since then has had a big impact on the local community, from financial gains to inspiring healthy lifestyles. It brings people from all over the country and world, each pursuing their goal of the Ironman finish line.

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Qu’est ce qui influence votre santé ? - What influences your health ?

BY FRANÇOIS VAN LISHOUT
@ VOL 1 ON NOV 20, 2014

Dans cette vidéo, je parlerai tout d’abord de mes recherches sur les facteurs génétiques jouant un rôle dans des maladies complexes telles que le cancer, l’asthme, le diabète et la maladie d’Alzheimer. On peut espérer que d’ici une dizaine d’années, le médecin pourra prédire sur base de vos gènes, quel traitement est le plus adapté dans votre cas. En attendant d’en arriver là, vous pouvez dès aujourd’hui faire quelque chose pour votre santé, notamment en faisant du sport régulièrement. Je montrerai comment la course à pied a changée ma vie et donnerai des conseils pour pratiquer ce sport correctement. En effet, beaucoup de gens abandonnent cette activité à cause de problèmes de genoux. Ceux-ci peuvent pourtant être évité en faisant principalement attention à trois choses : sa technique de course, porter des chaussures adaptées et écouter son corps (notamment, ne pas vouloir en faire trop du jour au lendemain).

 

In this video, I will first talk about my research activities, which focuses on genetic factors influencing complex diseases like cancer, asthma, diabetes and Alzheimer disease. We can expect that in about ten years, doctors will be able to predict, based on your genes, which treatment is best indicated in your case. Before we get there, you can already start today doing something for your health, for instance by doing sports regularly. I will show how running changed my life and give some advices on how to do it right. Indeed, many people give up this activity because of knee problems. However, these can be avoided, mainly by paying attention to three things: the running technique, wearing appropriate shoes and listening to your body (in particular, avoiding doing too much from one day to the other).

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What's Ultra Cialthon?

BY NORIAKI YAMAMIYA
@ VOL 136 ON JUN 02, 2016

走ることが大好きな山宮徳晃さんは、 これまで東北地域でなんとトータル 580km 以上の距離を走ってきました。 でもストイックに走るのではありません。 各地での出会いや美味しい食べ物、ともに走る仲間とのゆるく楽しいコミュニケーションを通じてこその気づきが生まれる、 ユニークなランニングプロジェクトのUltra Cialthon。 笑いたっぷり、 エネルギッシュにプレゼンテーションされています!

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FUN RUN

BY TRISTAN MEECHAM
@ VOL 9 ON SEP 02, 2015

Artist Tristan Meechan have created performance named FUN RUN. He tells more about it and his running habits etc.

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Tin's Running Story

BY DUY TÍN
@ VOL 9 ON OCT 01, 2016

"People sometimes sneer at those who run every day, claiming they'll go to any length to live longer. But don't think that's the reason most people run. Most runners run not because they want to live longer, but BECAUSE............" - Murakami - What I Talk About When I Talk About Running.

Tin ran 70km in Sapa in Vietnam Moutain Marathon 2015. There were 156 runners (including 21 Vietnamese) participating in this 70km run. Tin was one of the only 8 Vietnamese who could complete the route. And, last month he accomplished a new record of running 100km around HCMC!

If you are curious how this slim and quiet man could do it, let’s listen to his unbelievable story.

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The World Marathon Majors

BY STEPHEN FERGUSON
@ VOL 12 ON APR 25, 2019

"My running career started in 2011 when I accidentally caught diabetes and so my first job was to buy a pair of running shoes and sign-up for a couch to 5k."

Stephen Ferguson talks to us about the challenge of running his first marathon and that this inspired him to continue running and be awarded the World Marathon Majors, a medal won by fewer people than have climbed Mount Everest. 

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PKN Posters: Seattle Vol. 42

The Pacific Northwest city of Seattle will be hosting their Vol. 42 on February 7th (under 36 hours from now) and is running the evening with the theme "Adventures in Kitsch and Beyond".  They've collaborated with the Nordic Heritage Museum -- which just so happens to be running an exhibition titled "Bad Art?" -- to make this event more even more melodramatic and intriguing.  To see more great posters from PechaKucha Nights all over the world, check out our Tumblr blog.

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Joseph Tame Runs the 20x20

Last night's PKN Tokyo Vol. 100 was a night to remember, and not only were we so happy to have Joseph Tame take to the stage for a second time (watch his first presentation here) to update us on his latest projects, he shared with everyone a special run he had done just for our anniversary, in the shape of our dear "20x20" format! Don't believe it's real? Here's the actual run as recored by RunKeeper. And we'll soon have Joseph's presentation on the site for everyone to watch.  

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The Art of Running

Most runners are powered by performance drinks and nutritional energy bars, but Joseph Tame is powered by laughter, smiles, and a smidgen of confusion. In this edition of Presentation of the Day (from our very special PKN Tokyo Vol. 100), Joseph shows us the art he has created through running. Using Nike's GPS run-tracking technology he runs routes on the map shaped like animals, shoes (as a promotion for Nike) and most recently spelled out "20x20" as a 10-year birthday gift to PechaKucha -- what a unique and wonderful surprise it was! It all started about 5 years ago when Joseph was accepted to run in the Tokyo Marathon (due to high demand about 1 in 8 applicants are selected) and, due to his fascination with technology, decided to live-stream his experience so that he may share it with those who couldn't participate. Later, with Japan's public television network NHK, Joseph ran the words "Ishinomaki (石巻)" in the city most seriously affected by the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. He spoke to people living there, brought some smiles to their faces, and promoted awareness for the still-troubled region. After several additions to his outfit, a PKN Tokyo Vol. 72 presentation, thousands of kilometers, a multitude of smiles, and many drawings later he has become a sort of ambassador at the crossroads of running and tech. This Sunday the 24th at 8:30am JST, he'll be streaming his run through the Tokyo Marathon once again; you can show your support and check out more of his running-art on his website.

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Running the Tokyo Marathon for Home for All

PechaKucha and Klein Dytham architecture co-founder Mark Dytham is a man on a mission. He's been training for months to run in the 2014 Tokyo Marathon, and this Sunday he'll do just that, but he's also running for a cause: Home for All.  Home for All is a growing project developed by Pritzker Prize winning architect Toyo Ito to build community centres in the areas most greatly affected by the disasters of March 2011.  Your contributions will go toward the creation of a future community space in Tohoku and will assist in the maintenance of this vital organization -- support Mark and Home for All by checking out his Indiegogo campaign page!

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Running the Tokyo Marathon for Home for All

PechaKucha and Klein Dytham architecture co-founder Mark Dythamhas been training for over 8 months to run the 2014 Tokyo Marathon, but he's not running it just for his health. In "Running the Tokyo Marathon for Home for All" from PKN Tokyo Vol. 111 we see he's running an Indiegogo campaign to benefit the Home for All: an organization started by Pritzker Prize winning architect Toyo Ito set on building community centers in the disaster-ridden areas of Tohoku and Fukushima. All proceeds will go to the creation of a new community center, and the upkeep of the Home for All organization. 

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$40,000 Raised!

A message from PechaKucha co-founder, Mark Dytham: Thank you very much for your generous support! I have hit my Indiegogo Campaign target raising ¥1,000,000 for 'Home For All' by running the Tokyo Marathon. And thanks to the Indiegogo campaign and my PechaKucha presentation, 'Home for All' has also received an additional donation of ¥3,000,000, making a total of ¥4,000,000 -- yay! There are still a lot of projects to be funded so if you haven't donated yet there are 48 hours left on my Indiegogo campaign -- and now you can also donate through PayPal. Our building for "Home For All" in Soma City will break ground on April 8. Thank you all so much for helping to bring so much positivity to Tohoku!

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The Absurdities of Long-Distance Running

Wild dogs, extreme weather, high hurdles and devious competitors -- long distance running is more vicious a sport than most would think! In "The Absurdities of Long Distance Running" from Ho Chi Minh City Vol. 6, Mike Clancy details his illustrious 10-year career as a cross-country runner and some of the inane challenges that long-distance runners face. 

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Joseph Tame

Joseph Tame is a good friend of PechaKucha, and at next week's festive PechaKucha Night Vol. 120 (Tuesday, December 16) he promises to bring excitement and holiday joy to the PechaKucha stage. Watch Joseph's previous presentations. Joseph Tame はペチャクチャの良きお友達。来週のペチャクチャフェスティバル Vol. 120 (12月16日(火))にてエクサイトメントとホリデー ジョイをペチャクチャステージに届けます!

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Running Dog

  "Running is as much a stress reliever for dogs as it is for humans." In Running Dog from PechaKucha Night Akron Vol. 3, Beverly Dillon shares how the #RunningDog program has helped dogs become more adoptable, how the program is helping dogs cope with their surroundings, and how the program is enriching the lives of the volunteer runners.

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Invitation to Volume 6 - Who Run The World?

Girl Power! We already know there isn’t a thing they can’t do, whether it is running the world or running on the field. This March, PechaKucha Islamabad celebrates women by showcasing their stories. From sportswomen to businesswomen, from architects to bakers, from artists to activists, they are everywhere, excelling at what they do. This night promises to be entertaining filled with presentations, performances and tea so don’t miss out. For Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/359231728007384/