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Entries in Denmark (2)


Fit to Lead: Danish Prime Minister’s Running Meetings Set the Bar for World Leaders

On a rainy Monday in April, eight people ran about three miles around a lake near Marienborg, the official residence of Denmark's prime minister. But this was no ordinary jogging group. 

Seven of the runners were leaders and influencers from a variety of industries, from television to the corporate world. The eighth runner—and the person who called the meeting—was Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen himself.

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Danish Club Owner to Attempt to Set Planking Record

Tom Hoel, co-owner with his wife Kirsten of the gym Aerobicgarden, in Frederikssund, Denmark, will attempt to set the Guinness Book of World Record for holding a plank for five hours.

Hoel had set the record of 3 hours and 8 minutes, last summer, but saw it fall to a man in China who stayed in the position for 4 hours and 26 minutes.

Hoel has been practicing by planking for up to 10 hours a a week and will up that to 15 to 20 hours in preparation for his June 12 attempt.