Ultra runner Jimmy Vika from Right to Play motivates himself by testing his limits though personal running projects and through competitions. One of his projects in 2014 was to run all the distances in the Oslo Marathon. Former American athlete Joan Benoit Samuelsen was a guest during Oslo Maraton 2014. Benoit heard about Jimmy Vika’s project and suggested that it be established as its own event. An idea turned into action and the Oslo triple saw the light of day.
“Benoit is known as a creative woman, so it was not surprising she came up with the idea”, says Jack Waitz, training legend in SK Vidar.