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25. June 2022

Four Years (Road to Ironman Frankfurt)

Four years! I haven’t stood at the start of a long triathlon for four years. Last time in Germany in June 2018. Tomorrow I will stand […]
22. June 2022

My first CD (Guns N’ Roses in Prague)

Do you remember your first CD? I do exactly. Shortly after the Velvet revolution, flea markets arrived in Slovakia. Mostly held on Sundays, you could get everything […]
21. December 2021

“I’VE RUN THE WORLD” IS HERE: English eBOOK published!

Just before Christmas 2021, the final chapter of my journey was written. The first thought of my world adventure is dated to August 2017. I set […]
28. September 2020

OFFICIAL: Book “My Worldrunning” is here!

Exactly on a day, two years after I left Prague hitchhiking, the book “My Worldrunning” has been officially brought into life. An evening with friends I […]
11. July 2020

Book My World Running coming soon – in SLOVAK

In September 2020 the book “MY WORLD RUNNING. About travelling, running, charity, love and change.” will be available in Slovak. After this, the work on the […]
31. May 2020

BEE-CULTURE: Project Forsage can continue

(Article published in the magazine BEE-CULTURE/VČELAŘSTVÍ in May 2020, Czech language)
26. May 2020

Marathon #20 or just an ordinary Sunday

Life is full of surprises. I waited for long time for my marathon nr. 20. It was originally supposed to be a marathon in the city […]
3. May 2020

Tasmanian Memories

(extract from the book) Day 141, Saturday 19 January 2019, Hobart (Australia) With closed eyes I let myself drifting away. Dreaming. Remembering. Imagining myself sitting behind a car’s […]
22. March 2020

After returning from Vietnam Matej ended up in quarantine. He described what awaits you at the border.

(Published on 16 March 2020) The situation at the border surprised him. Matej Šemšej from Bratislava was enjoying holiday in South Vietnam, in the provincial seaside […]
15. January 2020

Instead of a New Year’s Speech

I do not apply New Year’s resolutions. I think they are for people who are afraid of change. At the beginning of the year they’d hide behind […]
14. August 2019

Moments

There are moments, when your heart is fulfilled with happiness. And there are moments when you realize, that despite having EVERYTHING, the last thing you feel […]
27. June 2019

NOTA BENE: One dollar for every kilometer

(Article published in the magazine NOTA BENE in June 2019, Slovak language)
15. June 2019

ESPN RUN – Prague Marathon 2019

Shooting with the crew from ESPN sport television just before the Prague Marathon 2019 for the ESPN RUN show, broadcasted in Latin America in June 2019: […]
7. May 2019

www.40plus.sk: Interview

www.40plus.sk: Matej Šemšej: Take a one year off in your job. Take sabbatical. (Interview published on 05 May 2019)   We experience more and more the term sabbatical. […]
6. May 2019

Radio 1: Ešus

    Radio 1: Ešus – https://www.mixcloud.com/Radio1Prague/ešus-652019-běžec-matěj/ (Interview, 06.05.2019) NO ENGLISH
16. April 2019

Triathlon in Wanaka or how much bad luck a triathlete can have and why there are beautiful people living in New Zealand

You have a dream. You have a goal. You have a plan. You start a journey through half of the world. Following the sunsets, following the […]
25. March 2019

The Hong Kong Perceptions

What has happened to us? We used to be the strongest species of this planet. Not physically, but due the ability to cooperate and communicate. How […]
18. March 2019

FORBES: Interview

www.forbes.sk: He took a sabbatical of one year and now he is running around the world and for every kilometer he donates to charity (Interview published on […]
10. March 2019

Run.com: Interview

Source: Run.com (orig. Běhej.com), Czech Rep., March 2019 (TRANSLATION INTO ENGLISH SOON)  
14. February 2019

Fighting cancer with running and exercising

You may remember Martin and his story. After 10 years in a corporate environment he decided to leave and work with oncological patients. I got attracted by […]
25. January 2019

Grandpa

Life counts with toasts, though the dead is not the best drinking buddy.   Every little boy’s hero is his grandfather. Mine was unique. On 25 […]
24. January 2019

www.trenujeme.sk: Interview

www.trenujeme.sk: Interview with Runeller Matej Šemšej about his running journey around the world (Interview published on 23 January 2019)   Matej comes from Bratislava and the […]
8. January 2019

Woman’s World: A Year in the name of change

Source: Woman’s World (orig. Svět ženy), Czech Rep., January 2019 TRANSLATION: Life change, adventure and real life. Matej Šemšej from Slovakia had the feeling, that he […]
11. December 2018

The hell of the Singapore marathon

“When things go well, you are the king. When they don’t, you’ll find out, that you are… just human. And that it is human to fail.” […]
9. December 2018

The journey to the Singapore marathon

Tuesday morning, 13 July 2017. I am lying in bed in one of Singapore’s apartments and listening to the noise, which only someone preparing for the busy […]
11. November 2018

Martin

Martin Pospíchal was always a role model of a positive employee. Every time I met him, he didn’t forget to joke, nothing was a problem for him. The […]
4. November 2018

Few (non-traditional) facts about Myanmar

Myanmar is one of the least known countries of the South-East Asian region. Often, we are told information, which limits our decisions to visit it. On […]
3. November 2018

Myanmar’s Rohinga Tragedy

Few hours after landing in Mandalay I am stopped during my walk around the Royal Palace by a man. He is interested into where I come from, nothing unusual, […]
21. October 2018

Myanmar democracy in reality

Freedom is something you cannot take away. It is the natural right of every human being when coming to this world. It should be part of every […]
19. October 2018

When it all started

22 April 2017 was supposed to be the day which would have changed my life forever. One of the days you meet your destiny. The moment […]
12. October 2018

One Monday morning

I remember waking up on my first Monday after I stopped working for 12 months. It was September 3, 2018 and I didn’t have to go […]
9. October 2018

Hiking the Monk’s trail in Chiang Mai

Different to the previous day, when the sun was heating the whole city of Chiang Mai in 35 Degrees of Celsius (by feeling around 40), for […]
7. October 2018

Stefan

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at a time of challenge and […]
2. October 2018

Unforgettable welcome night in Chiang Mai

After a full week of great party beach time at Koh Samui, I moved to the north to visit the city Chiang Mai. From different sources I’ve heard […]
21. September 2018

8 Facts about Amsterdam

Amsterdam is without question one of Europa’s most beautiful and most exciting cities. It will attract your interest with its openness, flexibility and variability. Diversity at […]
13. September 2018

Sunny 15 kilometres in Frankfurt

Distance: 15 kilometres Difficulty level: easy Rating (out of 5) 3,5   If you like running through the nicest parts of the city, running through the […]
11. September 2018

My 13 Travelling Rules

I walked out to the world. For adventure. For change. I decided, that during the next 12 months (and hopefully for the rest of my life too), I will […]
11. September 2018

Hitchhiking from Prague to Germany

Hitchhikers first became familiar figures on the American scene in the middle 1920’s and hitchhiking later also spread into Europe. Hitchhiking is legal in most of […]
4. September 2018

The Isle of Skye, the most beautiful hills of the world (Scotland part 2)

I don’t remember exactly how I googled in fall 2017 for the first time the pictures of Skye but it was a love at first sight. Google […]
22. August 2018

Afternoon Run in Edinburgh – alternate tourism

One of my running dreams it was always to run the hills of Scotland’s Highlands. The dream came true on the very first day of our […]
21. August 2018

Edinburgh and Inverness, two cities in two days (Scotland part 1)

Visiting Scotland has been a dream since ever. At least from the moment I saw the first time the Braveheart movie. Running through these majestic hills […]
29. July 2018

The Ironman dream

People sometimes tell me I am crazy. They ask me why am I doing it. They say I should not, otherwise something will happen to me. […]
22. May 2018

Quo vadis

“Great things are coming when everything seems to be going wrong. Be patient!”   22 May 2018. One of these nights, when I go to bed […]
20. May 2018

Long weekend in Naples

In our area, February is one of the coldest months, very suitable for travelling abroad. Our travelling group from Portugal got the heads together and voted […]
1. May 2018

Crazy Halfmarthon Weekend 2018

What would it take you, to accept a crazy challenge? What would it take you, to do something you have never done before? What would it […]
3. April 2018

My first marathon

(edited text from May 2010) The marathon is a long-distance race, completed by running, walking or a run/walk strategy. The marathon has an official distance of […]
16. March 2018

Sunny November trip to Porto and Lisbon

Portugal, an attractive country at the very end of Europe. Or at its beginning, depends on the perspective. I have felt attracted by this “beauty from […]
12. March 2018

Porto Marathon – a stunning beach run

Within the years I established an end-season tradition which is running a marathon before the year’s end. Last important goal of the season which is at […]
10. November 2017

Landing on the ground

November 10, 2017. I am landing in Prague, after one week of vacation at the end of which I was somehow looking forward to be back […]
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