09 November 2014 | Seoul, South Korea | 5km
9 November 1989 – 2014 (베를린 장벽 붕괴 25주년) marks the 25th anniversary of the “Peaceful Revolution” that began in the East German cities of Leipzig and Dresden and precipitated the fall of the Berlin Wall, and eventually led to the reunification of the country the following year.
The German Embassy in Seoul, South Korea organized this great 5km Run and 1.5km walk along the Cheonggyecheon Stream (Hangul: 청계천, is a 10.9 km long stream downtown Seoul).
Sam and I walked the 1.7km from our Apartment building to the piece of Berlin Wall located in downtown Seoul. We arrived a little bit before 11AM, and met up with some friends. Even the German Ambassador was running the 5k. I later overheard someone saying “he had to train for this.” I think that’s a great way to motivate fellow co-workers at the Embassy to get out and run. Overall it was a fun run. The biggest challenge was trying to navigate the narrow riverwalk and all the people. I thought we were going to take it slow but Sam decided to try and keep a 5 minute pace/km. The route was a fairly simple loop but toward the end some of the guys in front got mixed up and we ended up having to lead them back to the finish point.