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Stories behind the prints

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We've had the privilege to create 1000's of Sportymaps prints for our customers all over the world. But behind each print is a very personal story. All those kilometers of training, the anxiousness before the start and the euphoric feeling when the finish line is reached. Not to mention that important part between start and finish!
In this part of the website we try to give some insight in the stories behind the prints with short interviews of our customers.

“Before I was going to run the marathon I already knew: that print will be added to my wall!"

~ Marcus, The Netherlands

I really liked the design; that a line can be very simple and yet very significant for someone that has run a marathon"

~ Benjamin, Mexico

I'm most proud of the poster from the Sevilla Marathon where I qualified for the Olympics. That marathon will always be something special for me..."

~ Thijs, Denmark

“I am often just looking at the poster thinking in a nostalgic way about that hot day in July 2020 on the Mont Ventoux"

~ Wim, The Netherlands

“All my Sportymaps posters are dear to me, but the most special one has to be that of the Tokyo Marathon"

~ Hedwig, The Netherlands

“They motivate me a lot and remind me of my achievements. The Sportymaps prints have also become somewhat of a collector’s item for me. I have left space for my next ones"

~ Celia, Norway

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It was exactly what I was looking for! The minimalist graphics are absolutely ingenious and also customizable"

~ Rainer, Germany

“I was looking for cool and original cycling posters for my shop windows and that's how I came to Sportymaps"

~Tijs (Tijs Oogmode), The Netherlands

“... it’s a good way for my guests to fall into my trap and allow me to talk about my running!"

~ Ayodeji, United Kingdom

“I had the pleasure of running several marathons, of course I am very proud of these achievements and I definitely wanted to give them a place in my house. The Sportymaps are clear and beautiful and often make me dream of these races"

~ Roel, Belgium

“My favorite print is definitely the one from the Ironman I did in Hamburg in 2019"

~ Melanie, Germany

I realized that it would be nice to see every day a reminder of the difficult climbs to these monuments"

~ Michal, Czech Republic

“... it was clear to me that after this challenge I would reward myself with such an individual and great memento"

~ Michael, Germany

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“I frame them with the medal attached. That way I have a nice memory of a race. So far it is only Sportymaps of distances longer than 100 km”

~ Monica, the Netherlands

“Great posters and made after my Strava / Garmin files, because they weren’t available on the Sportymaps website. Super service!”

~ Tord, Norway

“Every time I look at my poster with the route of the Amsterdam Marathon, I have moments of running that come back to me… remembering that you overcame the difficulties to get there, is useful in everyday life too”

~ Sandrine, France

“…I liked the idea and above all it was so clean and nice aesthetically”

~ Mikael, Sweden

“My Sportymaps motivate me as a reminder of all training runs and races I overcame and conquered.  Reminding me, that I am strong, committed, and capable of doing hard things”

~ Lorraine, Canada

“My favorite poster still is the first one I received from the Chicago Marathon. It was my first big athletic challenge and it was the start of a complete change in lifestyle”

~ Roberto, Mexico