Currently being updated.
Automatic reload in seconds.

Subscribe: RSS Podcasts iTunes
Episode 315             Episode 317
Episode 316

Fri, 2018-Mar-16 00:15 UTC
Length - 2:36

Direct Link

Welcome to random Wiki of the Day where we read the summary of a random Wikipedia page every day.

The random article for Friday, 16 March 2018 is Göteborgsvarvet.

Göteborgsvarvet (Swedish: [jœtɛˈbɔrjsˌvarvɛt]) is an annual half marathon running competition in Gothenburg, Sweden (often called Göteborg half marathon in English). It is the largest annual running competition in the world in terms of entries, with its 62,000 entries for the Göteborgsvarvet competition on 18 May 2013. In 2016, 64,500 people entered the race. The youngest runner was 17 years old and the oldest female runner, 83 and male runner, 87. Its name is a word play; the Swedish language-word "varv" has a double meaning and can mean both lap and shipyard ("skeppsvarv"), as Gothenburg historically has been known as a shipyard town.

The race takes place in May, and has been organised annually since 1980. It starts outside, and finishes in, the old athletics arena Slottsskogsvallen in the Slottsskogen park. It takes off northwards over the large suspension bridge Älvsborg Bridge, follows the north bank to the Göta älv river, and returns over the Göta Älv Bridge, goes through the inner city, before reaching the finish.

The race has hosted the Swedish national championship race on five occasions (1995, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2016 and 2017).

This recording reflects the Wikipedia text as of 00:15 UTC on Friday, 16 March 2018.

For the full current version of the article, search Wikipedia for Göteborgsvarvet.

This podcast is produced by Abulsme Productions based on Wikipedia content and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.

Visit for our archives, sister podcasts, and swag. Please subscribe to never miss an episode. You can also follow @WotDpod on Twitter.

Abulsme Productions produces the current events podcast Curmudgeon's Corner as well. Check it out in your podcast player of choice.

This has been Aditi. Thank you for listening to random Wiki of the Day.

For current episodes, or for the rest of the Wiki of the Day family of podcasts go here.

Archive Episodes:
1-100  101-200  201-300  301-400  401-500
501-600  601-700  701-800  801-900  901-1000
1001-1100  1101-1121  

  Buy WotD Stuff!!

Feedback welcome at

These podcasts are produced by Abulsme Productions based on Wikipedia content.

They are released under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Creative Commons License

Abulsme Productions also produces Curmudgeon's Corner, a current events podcast.

If you like that sort of thing, check it out too!

Page cached at 2020-05-29 12:58:25 UTC
Original calculation time was 1.3476 seconds

Page displayed at 2020-05-30 12:16:03 UTC
Page generated in 0.0099 seconds