Leonel Wallau Noronha

Leonel Wallau Noronha


I can’t remember the year I started running (2004 maybe?), but I can’t forget saying that I would never participate in a race.

Then my girlfriend (now my wife) and I travelled for a race she would run with another friend. It was an easy 5K, but I got amazed with the atmosphere, the people, the vibe, the runners... Then I ran my first race in the end of 2009, another easy 5K at home.

I kept running and thinking I would never run 42K. A Marathon? It’s soooo long! No, thank you.

Then I kept running, running and running... 10K, 21K and, suddenly, I was preparing for my first Marathon in 2013.

I was going to run my first 42K at home, but, due to a pneumonia 10 days before, I could not participate.

So, 1 week after pneumonia recovery, I started looking for a Marathon to run. After all, I spent 4 months preparing for a race!

Then I found Amsterdam Marathon and there we went! The dutch race was my first Marathon and the beginning of my Globetrotter life.

Travelling and Running are 2 of my passions.

Let’s keep running the world!

4 Continents Completed: Africa, Europe, North America, South America

19 Countries Completed:  last updated May 22, 2024 @ 3:20 am

  • Argentina Argentina
  • Brazil Brazil
  • Colombia Colombia
  • Curacao Curacao
  • England England
  • Germany Germany
  • Iceland Iceland
  • Ireland Ireland
  • Italy Italy
  • Mexico Mexico
  • Netherlands Netherlands
  • Peru Peru
  • Portugal Portugal
  • Russian Federation Russian Federation
  • South Africa South Africa
  • Spain Spain
  • Switzerland Switzerland
  • United States United States
  • Uruguay Uruguay