Archives: Speakers

Dimitrina Sivkova

Dimitrina is a physio therapist and owner of Fina Stil massage centre. She’s mainly involved in therapy and recover for Bulgarian top athletes in ultra running, marathon and orienteering. Since 2014 she’s personal therapist in many ultras in Bulgaria and Europe. Kom Emine, Tor Des Geants , Olympus Marathon, Pirin Ultra, Vitosha, 100K, и др. Since 2017,…

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Kick-start with Run and Gain
Kick-StartCoachesAbout Run and GainKick-Start KICK-START Find out more information about our Trainers or Run and Gain club. Fizkultura 2017 starts at 8:30 am with a warm-up session led by our athletics instructors Iliyan Petrov and Jivko Petkov from Run and Gain Sports Club. We will show you a 60 minute warm up routine of exercises...
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Dean Karnazes

TIME magazine named Dean Karnazes as one of the “Top 100 Most Influential People in the World.” Among his many accomplishments, he has run 350 continuous miles, foregoing sleep for three nights. He’s run across Death Valley in 120 degree temperatures, and he’s run a marathon to the South Pole in negative 40 degrees. On…

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Boyan Petrov

Boyan is Bulgaria’s top mountaineer. He has climbed Makalu, Nanaga Parbat, Makalu, Annapurna, K2, Broad Peak, Kanchedxonga, and tens of peaks over 5000 meters. He has the plan to be the first Bulgarian that has climbed all 14 8000 meter peaks. He’s participant and expedition leader to lots of expeditions, biologist and expert on animals,…

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Sean Conway at Fizkultura 2017
Sean Conway

Sean Conway is an adventurer and extreme endurance athlete. In 2015, Sean became the first and only person in history to complete the Great British Triathlon: cycling, swimming and then running the length of Britain from Land’s End to John O’Groats. In 2016, Sean took on an even bigger challenge: a self-supported continuous Ultra Triathlon…

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Ian Corless in Sofia, Bulgaria
Ian Corless

Ian Corless is a photographer, writer and podcaster who specialises in the world of trail, mountain, sky and ultra running. Travelling extensively, Ian brings images, words and audio to a global audience via his website at, podcast (Talk Ultra) and through social media on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. In November 2016, Ian released a…

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Antonia Grigorova

Antonia grew up in the family of professional athletes and she herself has been actively training since the age of 5. Between 2002 and 2016 she is part of the Bulgarian National team in Sports Orienteering, Ski running and Ski orienteering. She presented Bulgaria on multiple Balkan, European, and World Championships, and she was also part…

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Irina Daniela

Irina is not a professional athlete, but she makes a marathon in under 3 hours. In 2016 she passed 1000km Balkan Charity Challenge. She’s a popular online media person in Romania and just like a lot of us works full time. Follow her on her website and in Instagram.

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