Hotel Tatra in Bratislava, Slovakia is the place to stay!

Many thanks to Hotel Tatra in Bratislava, Slovakia for sponsoring my two night stay her in downtown Bratislava. The hotel is conveniently located beside all the nightlife and medieval township tourist attractions, also the Presidential palace just to name a few attractions. An hotel with a tradition, offers its services since 1930. Hotel Tatra boasts over 80-years history.

Bratislava is a must stopover I was told by a friend last week. So I did – I took a rest day.

I met the Hotel sales manager Michal Ruzovic this morning and was able to thank him personally for his immediate offer when the Irish ambassador Anne-Marie Callan just happened to mention in conversation that I was running through the city on my world run.

With Irish Ambassador Anne-Marie Callan and Michal Ruzovil the sales manager for Hotel Tatra

Just in case I didn’t get enough heat the hotel has a sauna. Also a gymnasium for running on a treadmill!
And a huge buffet restaurant, coffee shop and bar.
It is very affordable and a most memorable stay can be guaranteed.
Please visit the Hotel Tatra website www.hoteltatra.sk
Thank you so much, Tony Mangan www.theworldjog.com/blog

With my friend Josef the brother of my ultra running host in Tasmania, Vlastislav Skvaril who escaped from former Czechoslovakia

A friend from my racing days Edit Berces from Lake Balaton, Hungary came back to Bratislava especially to see me as we missed each other when I ran through Hungary last week. Edit holds the women’s world 24 hour treadmill record 247 plus kilometres set in Budapest in 2004. Edit is the first woman to have run over 250km on a track in Verona, Italy in 2002.

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6 Responses to “Hotel Tatra in Bratislava, Slovakia is the place to stay!”

  1. kevin scanlon Says:

    tony, well done to the hotel, the ambassador and Edit. keep it going. kevin

  2. Ann Says:

    Great that you had such a nice stay in hotel Tetra and fair play to Anne Marie Callan also Edit for visiting you -:)

  3. john clarke Says:

    nice t-shirt tony.are they available on-line?

  4. Andrés Montero Says:

    Gainner¡ Always Gainner¡ Each Step ahead is and great Gain…..Excelent Job. The time is over…the finish is at hand Tony.

    Andrés Montero & Family
    Ahuacatlán Nayarit; México.

  5. theworldjog Says:

    Thanks Andres and everyone, glad you still here Andres! Am at a roadhouse having a late lunch and catching up on emails at an Austrian/ Czech border town,
    Austria has been run. On my way to Brno, about 5okm away! Hope to do a lap in the arena I set the world record in there in 2007! Please stand by for a re-run of the report I wrote after that record ” Uno in Brno! ”
    Czech Rep is country 34 :)
    Will be staying with the race director Tomas Rusek and his partner Vera just west of Brno
    Thanks to my great running rival and pal Daniel Oraleck for helping out.

  6. Serena Says:

    Great to see such lovely support from edit and hotel. 34 down you’re almost there! Greetings from Vietnam! Serena

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I have always considered myself to be an average runner. In school, I was even bullied for I was a sports wimp. Through hard work, dedication, perseverance, self-belief and a strong mind I succeeded in not only running around the world but breaking four ultra running world records during my competitive career. Having previously cycled around the world I didn't start running until I was almost 30. Then I had a dream of running around the world. For many reasons, I waited for over 20 years. One reason was to establish my pedigree as an endurance athlete. I started and finished my world run as the current World Record-Holder for 48 Hours Indoor Track 426 kilometres (265 miles), a record I have held since 2007. I also broke and still hold the World Record for 48 hours on a Treadmill 405 kilometres (251 miles) in 2008. When I retired from competition, more pleasing than any of my world, European or Irish records I had the respect of my fellow athletes from all over the world - in my opinion, sports greatest reward - an achievement I am most proud of. Then I finally put myself out to pasture, to live my ultimate dream to run around the world! This blog was written on the road while I struggled to find places to sleep and to recover from running an average of 43.3 kilometres or 27 miles per day for 1,165 road days. There were many nights I typed this blog on a smart phone, so fatigued my eyes closed. Many journalists and endurance athletes have referred to my world run as the most difficult endurance challenge ever attempted. During my expedition I rarely had any support vehicles, running mostly with a backpack. In the more desolate areas I pushed my gear, food and water in a cart which I called Nirvana, then I sent her on ahead to run with my backpack once again over altitudes of almost 5,000 metres in the Andes. I stayed in remote villages where many people had never seen a white person before. I literally met the most wonderful people of this world in their own backyard and share many of those amazing experiences in this blog. My run around the world took 4 years. There were no short cuts, I ran every single metre on the road while seeking out the most comprehensive route across 41 countries, 5 continents, I used 50 pair of running shoes and my final footstep of the run was exactly 50,000 kilometres, (almost 31,000 miles) I eventually finished this tongue in cheek named world jog where I started, at the finish line of my city marathon. I started my global run with the Dublin Marathon on October 25th 2010 and finished with the Dublin Marathon on October 27th 2014 at 3 05pm! Thank you for your support, I hope you can share my unique way of seeing the world, the ultimate endurance challenge! Read more...


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