100 years, 5200 weeks, 3 billion heartbeats.
time is running fast.
Don't ever waste any moment of it.

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“The Budapest Sports Office showed a new face at their Balaton event in this weekend.
At least for me, as an “outsider”, who has participated in countless running events over the past decade – from the Wizz Air Half Marathon to the Telekom Vivicitta to the Spar Marathon – but in the heat of the races (the endless flow) I never thought about what might be behind the scenes, who are behind the scenes?
What kind of community, what kind of People, with what kind of stories and what kind of “why”?
How do they get tens of thousands of people across the country to move, play sport, relax and connect?
Arriving at the event in Siofok on Saturday evening from Szekszárd, after a pleasant 35km cross-country run on the Bodri Trail, I was immediately drawn into the “highlight of the evening”, the extremely engaging presentation by my athlete friend Donát Gyenes: with his incredible storytelling and unique presentation technique, Donát “transported” us all to Africa – we could almost live with him the experiences of his training camp and trip to Kenya in January. Listening to Donat, I felt as if I had entered another world: Eldoret, the sanctuary of the world’s best distance runners.
Donat set the bar high with his account of his Saturday evening experience and his delivered approach: It says it all that the event’s host and main organiser, István Lakatos, was in tears as he thanked him for his performance and for sharing his story and his approach to life through the eyes of a 25-year-old boy with an exceptional mentality, who is sporty, hard-working, humanly and professionally fit and who wants to do something for his fellow human beings and the world.
On Sunday morning, I had to jump the bar set by Donat (of course, this is not a race, but there is always a bit of unspoken rivalry between Friends/Brothers, in the most positive sense of the word).
I told the stories of “Believe, Live, Run” and my soon to be published (2024 March) book “Super sapiens”.
As I stood in front of the audience during my presentation and saw the interested looks on their faces, I was reinforced in my commitment to my fellow athletes and sportspeople to continue to do my best to bring the message to as many people as possible that long and healthy lives, the joy of movement, the experience of flow, change, progress and healing are possible and achievable for all of us.
This is also the main message of my Super sapiens book – complete with the ‘how to’, the scientifically proven facts and my innermost personal thoughts, experiences and stories.
At the end of my presentation, I looked around at the gleaming, shining, enthusiastic eyes and thought that we are all on our way. As much as you may think, listening to my story, that I have found my way, that is not entirely true in this form: I would say that I have found my direction and I am looking for my way, as are many others, Fellow Fighters, Fellow Sportsmen, Fellow Human Beings.
One thing I am sure of: this path is much more beautiful when we walk it together.
Deep gratitude for every single moment I could spend with you this weekend – to Race Director Árpi Kocsis and Chief Organizer István Lakatos for the heartfelt words before/after the presentation, and to everyone we met, talked, ran together, connected.
That’s the kind of Team, Community, People and Stories behind Budapest Sport Office events.”

“Unstoppable” – this is the title of the sports motivation festival on 27 January, where Bertalan Thuróczy, biomedical engineer, writer, athlete, will give a presentation, before telling his story in Saturday morning: he was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 21, and cured, becoming an engineer and researcher in the process. In his book, Believe, Live, Run, he also describes how he overcame his illness, in which running and his superhuman faith played a huge role. Saturday morning – Kossuth Radio – Saturday, 27 January, 6:00 Editor: Nóra Leskó Host: László Gungl”

The full interview can be listened back on the Médiaklikk – Kossuth Rádió website:

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A story of faith, loss and victory |
hungarian chronicle - December 2023

We had a surprising start to our first correspondence with Emese Hulej, a journalist for the Hungarian Chronicle:
“I must admit I was expecting a strange boy like you, because he replied to my first e-mail that he would be happy to talk to me – in a month and a half at the earliest. What?! What kind of man would schedule his time so tightly and in advance? Bit of a nerd, I thought, but of course I was wrong. Now I think he’s very aware and very nice. Someone worth getting to know.”
This is valuable feedback for me too, and it shows me areas for improvement: for example, dealing with anxiety about the passage of time, healing attachment wounds, chasing the “infinite flow”.
There can be more projects, more learning and more books, more training and more competitions, more programmes and more relationships, more dopamine and more flow, but in the end, what matters is whether it’s all worth it.
In 2024, many of us (myself included) will want to find where the boundary of ‘enough’ is: where is the mark in the noise of the ‘all at once’ and ‘never-ending’ world of digital dopamine?
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A story about the will to live | December 2023

“Bertalan Thuróczy was diagnosed with a malignant tumour at the age of 21. Why me? – she rightly asked. Since then, time and the young man’s story have given him the answer: the disease has shown him the way. Overcoming the disease and himself, he has become a biomedical engineer, running marathons, working on a self-developed medical device, writing books and organising communities to give his fellow athletes and athletes strength and inspiration for everyday life:
“If I’ve been able to spark just one person with what I’ve written, I feel it’s been worth the struggle in these hopeless situations. Since my recovery, I look at my health and life differently: I give thanks every day. Life is so beautiful, I love living it so much. I don’t want to die for a hundred and twenty years, that’s for sure. Since my recovery, I have believed with all my heart in the limitlessness of the human will, in the invincibility of the instinct to want to live, in the power of perseverance, passion, curiosity, love. In that we can only stay physically healthy if we have a healthy spirit. That we must keep searching for our way in life until we find it. That life sometimes teaches us through the greatest suffering. The question is, how do we perceive these painful events: as tragedy, as adversity – or as a blessing?”
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Qubit podcast | 2023. december

“Nutrition is one of the pillars of our health. I always start from sport, running, it’s central to my life, but it may be different for others, so let’s try to replace running with the form of exercise that is central to our lives. I think of my body as if I had a Ferrari, so it doesn’t matter how I fuel it,” he admits. His second book, Super sapiens, will be published in 2024 and will detail how biosensors and healthy living, biohacking and longevity practices can be applied to our skin to achieve optimal performance – and what it takes to live a healthy 120 years.”

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Konnekt association, Career Day, November 2023

The November event of the Konnekt Association brought together high school students who were about to choose a career at CEU, wondering what direction they should take.

One of the most important skills for Generation Z and Generation Alpha (but also for our own Generation Y) is the ability to “reinvent oneself” – to have the cognitive flexibility to redefine oneself and one’s life situation anywhere, anytime, in any circumstances: what and who one is, what one wants in life and why.

In our Future Worker panel discussion, we heard a range of opinions, but we all agreed on one thing: technological knowledge is becoming increasingly difficult to avoid, whatever the profession.

For the most part, professions are not disappearing as a result of innovation, they are just being transformed. (For example, until now, graphic designers have been doing the illustrations. Now, the graphic designer does it too, only with the help of generative AI, making his work more efficient and even more creative.)

I have much to say to the generations that follow me (and my teenage self in my current head) and to my contemporaries alike – so I have shared all the relevant knowledge embedded in the story of my 2024 Super sapiens volume that has me asking “why hasn’t anyone told me this before?”

The book is not for everyone, but I highly recommend it for generations Z and alpha. For those who like to read. And for those who prefer to scroll through TikTok, it’s because this book is composed in a way that “instant content consumers” can enjoy the flow of the story – the flow.

This is not just a story about the hope of a long and healthy life (biohacking and longevity), but also about a way of looking at things:
reading the story of Super sapiens, Generation Z and Alpha can, in the midst of the big flow, even answer the question of where the world is going (in the big picture): where did we come from and where are we going? Translated: what should they learn, what should they be when they grow up?
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Career Day - 2023, Szolnok, Tiszaparti High School

“10 years after graduation, I still return to Tiszaparti High School in Szolnok with great pleasure – both to thank my teachers for what they taught me and to pass on to current students the experience of many years during a career lecture or a discussion.
Looking back a decade later, I can see that it took the examples and guidance, the exhortations and teachings of my teachers at Tiszapartis to put many important elements of my life in place.

‘Zooming out’ from what happened at Tiszaparti High School in Szolnok, I would say in the bigger picture that the world is not this or that, but we are this or that, and we make it this or that – Homo sapiens shapes the world, whatever it is and whatever it will be.
It is not done to us, but we do it to the world:
we must not accept the future, but build it together.”
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Győri Audi - leadership forum, 2023

“Not so long ago, my childhood friend Feco and I used to pick cherries and melons together as a summer job.
In the fields of Rakóczifalva we would hoe the corn at dawn and at the end of the day we would kick the clay on the dusty clay track until dark, when we didn’t have to do homework, prepare for a final exam or a test.
After a long gap of many years (which was unfortunately my fault) we met again a few weeks ago in the Audi in Győr. I was invited to a round table discussion and, to my great pleasure, my childhood friend Fecó was in the audience.
During our meeting, I became aware of his journey from primary school in Rákóczifalva, through high school, to university, to his vocational training in Germany, through many difficulties, to his current job. “He has ‘punched through’ these 20 years as he should.
I’m proud of my childhood friend Feco, who has proven over the past two decades that it’s not where you start from, but where you are going.”
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Brain Bar is Europe’s biggest future festival, where the public can debate the most pressing issues of the 21st century with scientists, politicians, business people and cultural figures from home and abroad. International figures such as psychologist Jordan Peterson, best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell, Sophia, the world’s first humanoid robot, and Jacqueline Fuller, Vice President of Google, have taken to the stage.

Alongside top speakers (or even humanoid robots) at this year’s Brain bar conference, we spoke to Kata Stumpf, head of the Konnekt Association (and nine-time Hungarian national and masters world champion synchronised swimmer) about digital health solutions, biosensory devices and everyday “biohacking” practices that can help us all lead healthier, more conscious and fulfilling lives – whether it’s sustainable physical and mental performance, optimal lifestyle, sport, studies, professional career or personal life.

The topic of the discussion was the story of the book Run, Believe, Live and my upcoming book Super sapiens, which was presented at yesterday’s Brain bar lecture (more details soon on and on the Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn pages of the Run, Believe, Live Foundation).

Among other things, there was talk about a sensor ring and gloves, a blood glucose monitoring biosensor, the knowledge of our own genetic stock, or the FirstBeat wearable ECG solution, which we “hacked” on me just before the presentation with the help of Gergő Vada, vice president of the Hungarian Sleep Association.

Beyond all the health and performance “hacking”, it was a great feeling to connect with so many acquaintances, colleagues, friends, fellow travellers and sportsmen, as well as with such an enthusiastic, conscious, determined and willing to do something for the future and for their fellow human beings as the people gathered at this year’s Brain Bar conference


“‘If you want to get the most out of life, you don’t have to spend millions. According to Bertalan Thuróczy, apps, body-sensing wearable technologies and other devices can help you get the most out of your personal life, sports, studies and work. From the medical-engineering-technology frontier to human optimal performance and the physiology of the flow experience, he himself researches and applies the results in a number of areas. Find out for yourself about these tools and bio-hacking practices that Bertalan plans to use to live at least 100 healthy and meaningful years. Live your best life!”

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“Heroes Square, sunset,
21h, 21km.
Many enthusiastic athletes together,
running through the night.
Oriasi is the flow – it feels like a festival.
We are there: a summer evening running festival.
Music playing, the echo of happy runners on the Andrássy.
We run through the streets of Varosliget, unwinding, drinking an exciting refreshment instead of ‘alcohol’.
The modified consciousness is not achieved with ‘drugs’, but with the movement.
The ‘hormone cocktail’ is a composite:
a little endorphin, dopamine, oxytocin, anandamide, adrenaline and so on.
All of this ‘dosed’ at the same time.
Not out, but in – the human body can handle it.
You know how much you need: the Homo sapiens brain provides the right dose, as well as physical and mental performance
It puts you in super sapiens mode.
1km, 2km, 3km… the team flow is on.
Mar-mar ‘transcendental’, in a modulated consciousness, more running.
We’re scooting through the chaos.
Thousands of supporters bring us to one of the pillars of the flow, the immediate feedback: ‘keep going, keep going, don’t give up, the pace is good!’
Enthusiastically shouted from the rooftops by thousands of people: friends, friends, team-mates, sports stars and sorstars –
but above all, human beings.
If only Mihály Csíkszentmihályi, the creator and researcher of the flow concept, could see this.
(Professor, God rest his soul!)
19 km, 20 km, 21 km, vege a flow.
The kilometres are gone,
time for the show.
The dopamine shots they deserve, they got.
On the night in Pest, some of the runners were singing, but not like that.
like ‘langsirba Welsh bard’ –
everyone here was happy to say,
to go to the futovilag:
the evolutionary orogeny of Homo sapiens,
the evolution of the ‘long-distance adapted’ organism.
Thanks to the organisers ( BSI, Budapest Sport Office – Move with us! ),
for ensuring the flow of the night in Pest for thousands of times –
for runners, fans, sports stars and supporters alike!”

“In the last months I have written another book, following the book Run, Believe, Live, published in 2021, and I am sharing the details (which I have not told anyone yet) with you!
Over the past 2 years I have received dozens of responses to Run, Believe, Live:
Some, struggling with illness and having read the story of the book, took the treatment.
They have since been cured.
Some of those who, after reading the book, put on running shoes and have been exercising regularly ever since.
Some wanted to give up their university exams, but the story of their studies shared in Run, Believe, Live helped them to get through the low point.
She has since gone on to get her degree.
Of course, the feedback was good, it was great to see that I could give something back to the world, to my fellow human beings, to my fellow countrymen and fellow athletes.
However, to be honest, that’s not why I wrote the Run, Believe, Live book.
Anyone who has read or knows the story will know why.
My new book is not an autobiography, not “Part II” of Run, Believe, Live,
but takes us to a whole other dimension:
In Super sapiens, I write about human (optimal and maximum in the long term) mental and physical performance and lifestyle – be it academic, athletic, career or health goals.
I do this not only on a theoretical level, but also by providing a set of knowledge and tools that can be put into practice:
I present dozens of biosensors and ‘biohacking’ solutions, viewed through the lens of biomedical engineering, drawing on my research and experience, interspersed with many personal stories.
The Super sapiens book is intended for all health-conscious people, family members and sportsmen who want to make the most of their lives (using the latest technological advances and knowledge), to understand and achieve optimal performance and lifestyle. Whether you’re a student, building a career or a business, recovering from illness, a health-conscious person, or an active sportsperson.
What we all have in common is that in order to achieve our goals, dreams, progress and advancement, it is essential for us to achieve optimal (and in the long term, maximum) performance and lifestyle.
For me, the diagnosis of cancer was a wake-up call to the obvious – but for many, invisible and unnoticed – fact that all life is unique and unrepeatable. Every minute counts, because the ‘window of grace’ is finite – indeed, it is steadily and inexorably shrinking.
It is up to us and us alone to make the most of it. As for the content of the Super sapiens book, I feel that if someone had put this book in my hands 10 years ago, I would be much further ahead in many areas of life today.
After months of editing the nearly 500-page manuscript and reading through it several times, I pondered each time how I could give my best to make you feel like you were reading the story:
“Why has no one ever told me this before?”
The publication of the Super sapiens book is still a few months away, but I will share all the information about its content and the process of its creation on and in video format on @flow_channel, TikTok and YouTube.
Until then, stay in the flow, stay in the @flow_channel!”

“What can I say as a twenty-year-old guy to the female executives of an international multinational company at the L’Oréal HR Days?

Just what I would say to anyone who asks me what I am talking about when I talk about the “superpower of Homo sapiens”, regardless of gender, age, status, health, political views, religion, social background, etc.?

I am talking about the fact that there is a method that gives us ‘superpower’: we can go from ‘Homo sapiens to Super sapiens’. We all have this ability, but most of us don’t use it: perhaps because we haven’t realised what it is all about in our lives. Many people have heard of this ability, but are unable to use it because they lack the knowledge. Most people ‘benefit’ from it in their daily lives without even knowing it. Some people know what this ‘superpower’ is and use it, but not for the right purpose or effectively enough.

The Super sapiens book will show you how to harness your ‘superpower’ to achieve your optimal performance and lifestyle.

On the way to your ‘superpower’, we will also discover together what to do or eat, how to regenerate, avoid or manage stress, improve your physical and mental performance, your sleep quality and your health. All this not just on a ‘feel’, subjective basis, but objectively, predictably and measurably, using ‘bio-hacking tools’. This is your opportunity to break out of the ‘prison of your biology’ by learning the history of Super sapiens, and by learning the right practical knowledge, tools and methodologies to break free from the ‘prison of your biology’ and the limited perspective of Homo sapiens to achieve your optimal lifestyle and – in the long run – maximum performance!

In the meantime, you can find out more about the preparation and publication of the book at this link.”


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Interview with the organising team:
What are the areas and tasks you are currently working on?

I am a biomedical engineer at the Egis Digitalisation Technology Centre. My work involves prototyping medical devices and managing the development of these devices.
I work in an agile team in the company on different projects, during which I have learned a lot about the development of medical devices. My goal is to expand my knowledge in this field.

What do you think your qualities are,
that makes you part of this year’s leadership development team?

My approach that there is no problem or challenge that cannot be solved. I also always strive for continuous improvement, which is combined with professional skills and leadership ambition. Furthermore, I am not only involved in projects within my organisation, but as a side project of my career I am also building a non-profit and for-profit organisation, writing a book, playing competitive sports and preparing for my PhD studies.

I feel it is my mission to manage my life as optimally as possible and I want to pass this mindset on to my colleagues or the teams I lead. I strive not just to achieve the minimum, but to achieve the maximum of my abilities, talents, time and life’s opportunities.

“The March Longevity Meetup will focus on the role of lifestyle in recovery from serious illness.

There are many ‘miracle stories’ or ‘miracle cures’ that we hear and read about here and there. A closer look reveals recurring patterns among these stories that are primarily lifestyle changes. Our first speaker, Péter Sebestyén, became obsessed with researching and incorporating these into his life. He would like to share his discoveries with others, trusting that they will provide faith and strength in difficult or sometimes hopeless situations.

Then, in his presentation, Bertalan Thuróczy will talk about, among other things, how to maintain long-term health, even in addition to career/life sports. How to appreciate every minute of life, even in the most unpromising situations. He will give practical advice (and biohacking tools) that we can implement in our lives and lifestyles, even immediately, in the hope of living a healthier/longer/less stressful/fuller life.

Finally, Dr. Ádám Márky, co-founder of the Longevity Project, will talk about lifestyle medicine. Lifestyle medicine is an evidence-based approach that aims to prevent, treat and potentially reverse chronic diseases by helping people to change health-damaging habits into health-promoting lifestyles. Adam was the first Hungarian doctor to pass the International Board of Lifestyle Medicine exam in lifestyle medicine.”

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barcelona half marathon | 1:14:24 | 17 February 2023.

“Budapest Athletic Club successes in Spain!🇪🇸🏅 Two prestigious street races were held in two Spanish cities on Sunday, both with BEAC athletes in the field. Donát Gyenes and Bertalan Thuróczy competed in Barcelona in the eDreams Mitja Marathon in the half marathon distance. Donát had a fantastic run, beating his previous personal best by more than a minute and a half, finishing in a very respectable 74th place in a field of thousands of runners, with a time of 68 minutes and 8 seconds. Berci also ran a great personal best, finishing in 74 minutes 29 seconds! The marathon was held in Seville on Sunday morning, with our Olympian Gáspár Csere competing in the very strong international field. Gazsi started the race at a good pace and kept it up until 30 km, but then he had to slow down due to a stomach problem and finished in 2 hours 18 minutes 53 seconds! Congratulations to all the runners for a great run, keep it up!”
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“100 years, 5200 weeks, 3 billion heartbeats.
With optimistic calculations (and a lucky guess) we could have that much time. Life is not necessarily short, we just often waste part of it. In our daily lives, we hardly realise that time is one of our most precious resources: it is limited and dwindling.

But if we manage it well, we can fit anything in*.
Anything but everything: you can be anything but everything – you can learn anything in the world but not everything. You can have time for anything, but not everything.
Life is not short, but time wasted is a lot.
In today’s world, there is so much noise, so much unnecessary – and often false – information, so many never-ending series of meetings, so many projects, so many advertisements and commercials competing for our attention, stimulating our dopamine pathways, that we don’t even notice what really matters.
In planning my time and energy, I no longer just take into account what I need to do, but also what I won’t do.

If we don’t allocate our time and prioritise, someone else will do it for us: the phone buzzes 0-24, the notifications of meeting invitations and reminder emails beep, the colour-smelling adverts and announcements flicker in our faces, and all the while our never-ending TODO list grows.

The only way to escape this negative spiral was to plan and measure every hour of my 2022*. No details, on the order of magnitude of some activity time requirements:
~2890 hours of sleep,
~800 hours of reading (70+ books, ~25,000 pages),
~570 hours of running training (3670 km run, +129 hours of stretching, +104 hours of strengthening),
~152 hours of podcast listening,
~2000 hours of work,
~1700 hours of eat-drink-leisure-travel and time with family/friends,
~300 hours of spontaneous activity (good news for the skeptics, even this kind of planning-measuring-scheduling won’t kill the spontaneity of life, as it still adds hundreds of hours of ‘random other activity’ to the equation. In 2023 I will try to eliminate this by even more precise planning and measuring.)

By the end of 2022, I could only accept (after seeing the ‘statements’) that if I said yes to something, I said no to a lot of other things at the same time – it can’t fit in everything, everywhere, all the time. This is why our time and attention is so precious.

Also, a big lesson for me was that without a plan, we will only do random activities and, not too surprisingly, we will achieve random results: in sport, at work, in studies, and pretty much in any area of life.
But planning alone is not enough: measuring (what you don’t measure, you can’t improve) and execution also matter: we brainstorm, we dream, but after a while we have to get up from the drawing board and start implementing.
This is where the momentum often runs out. This is where dreams come to rest.

But time inexorably passes.

I don’t remind myself of this every day (‘memento mori’) to be anxious about the passing of time, but on the contrary: to feel the weight and significance of each hour, day, year.
For me, the unbearably painful fact of the passing of time can almost only be relieved by running (or more precisely, by the flow experience of running).
For minutes, for hours – as long as the miles last, as long as the flow lasts.
But the flow ends; the miles ‘run out’, the race is over. And all that is left is to return from the timeless, cloudless, almost transcendent state to the ‘real world’ where our time cannot last forever.
It is our own responsibility with whom and with what activities we spend our allotted ‘time’.
When the ‘time comes’, do we feel regret or satisfaction:
Have we done all we were capable of doing in our lifetime?

100 years, 5200 weeks, 3 billion heartbeats.
The clock is ticking.”

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“About the speaker:

Few people can be said to have had a fantastic career at the age of twenty-something. Bertalan Thuróczy, Berci is one such person. For years it was as if he had lived two lives. He went to university and chemotherapy at the same time. He focused all his energy on healing and learning. He fought his way through situations that at first seemed hopeless and built on the experience – psychologically and professionally. Today, he is living the life he wanted, and his career is the one he dreamed of.”


“Berci, whatever happens, you can’t stop, you have to do what we’re here to do.”
That was my last words before the start, and that’s how we set off yesterday for the 21.1 kilometres of the WizzAir Budapest Half Marathon. It was as if I sensed something was about to happen.
For Bercsi, this was the main race of the year, the race he had been preparing for months and where he finally wanted to run a half marathon under 80 minutes.
I offered to help, because I’d been searching for myself for the last few weeks. My training wasn’t going well, I was mentally and physically tired and I wasn’t mentally in the right state to finish the season with a run that I could appreciate, so we agreed that I would help Berci run as a skier, so that together we could work together, hiding behind me in the shade, and he could really focus on the goal and the run.
I fell at the start of the race, but luckily the pack of 8-10 people quickly “reacted” to my fall, so I escaped without serious injury or trampling. Apart from that, everything went according to plan, we reached the 5, 10 and 15 kilometre markers to the second, and finally, after a small dead stop, the finish line.
Most importantly, Berci finished in 1:18:16, a new personal best, almost 1 minute faster than our original target. It was a great experience to accompany him all the way and help him achieve the goal and time result he had been longing for.
She will share soon how she experienced the race inside, but for me, yesterday’s run was a bit of a metaphor for life.
At the beginning everything is great, everything is going great, and then comes one (or more) obstacle or dead end. The people around you – as the kilometres go by – slowly fall behind you, get left behind, but there will also be people who overtake you. And that’s okay. But whatever happens, whatever you find yourself up against, you have to keep your eyes on the finish line until the last few metres.
Berci did that during his 1.5 year long injury and again this year during his preparation.
And yesterday he deservedly reaped the rewards of all the hard work he has put in.
– Donat
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“We are launching a new course at Semmelweis University!

Science- and health communication will be implemented in the medical curriculum for the first time in Hungary!

Several fields and topics will be covered by experts ranging from:
🎥 video format science communication (e.g. TikTok and YouTube) to
🖊️ written science communication (e.g. book [self]publishing) to
🔴 on stage speeches (e.g. TEDx Talks)!

To name but a few of the lecturers:
Janka MolnárAndras Tivadar Kulja MDPéter István Turai, MD
and other science communicator experts!

Special thanks to Péter István Turai, MD for organizing this course in cooperation with Semmelweis University Innovation Center!”
The thoughts of Donat and Berci, co-founders of the Believe, Live, Run Foundation:
“Our common goal is to discover the world by running, to discover new countries and cities.
The first stop is the Czech Republic, including Prague, where we arrived yesterday and where tonight we will both try to break our individual record in the 10 km.
What can we say, everything will be there: an international field, excellent weather, a very fast course (in 2020, world record holder Rahonex Kipruto won in 26:46 and will be at the start today. That time was the second fastest time ever on the track)
We took the start number, got some exercise and even had a short sightseeing tour. And at 19:30 tonight, the world will end as we will be racing in one of the fastest road races in the world.
We have prepared well, we have done what we could, now we just have to run!”
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“Bertalan Thuróczy is a biomedical engineer, writer, athlete and medical device developer. Meanwhile, he has written a book about how he had to face death.

The young man from Krakóczifalva was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 21. But he continued his studies at the Budapest University of Technology even while undergoing chemotherapy.

He considers the greatest achievement of his life so far to be the complete recovery from his disease. To do so, he needed extraordinary willpower, faith in life, science, sport and writing. He took up long-distance running, and his extraordinary story is summarised in his book Run, Believe, Live. In it, he describes his story of how, in his own words, he went from “a peasant boy” to an engineer, and the superhuman difficulties he had to overcome on the road to his childhood dreams.

But his positive outlook on life has also helped him to realise his dreams: he graduated as a biomedical engineer and has a development project based on his own idea. It’s a glove with sensors, a heating system and an artificial intelligence machine-learning algorithm that can prevent a kind of peripheral disorder.

Motto: Every minute counts! Try to live your life without wasted hours and minutes, because you know better than anyone how precious a healthy life is, and you want to maintain it in the long term.”

TalentN interview, 2022, Bertalan Thuróczy

“We can only hope that you had as good a day as we did. We have participated in few such excellent and professionally organized running races, where we were welcomed as kindly as this year in Nyíregyháza at the II. Nyíregyháza Running Festival, supported by Wittur-Sematic) We were invited to participate in this family-friendly, yet unique running festival, where Donat won the precisely measured 5 km race in 15:49, followed by Berci in second place in 17:10.
We would like to thank the organisers, especially Dr. Richard Bana and the entire team of organisers, for not only dreaming up such an outstanding running event with such an outstanding prize, but also for organising it and taking the experience to a new level. We would like to thank Adam Roma (Adam Roma) for the bike ride.
We are very happy to have met so many familiar faces, congratulations to all the participants and our running friends who took part in today’s race. Our heartfelt congratulations also go to Vanda Lövei (Vanda Lövei), a young athletic talent from DVTK, who finished first in the women’s 10 km race with an outstanding time of 36:35.
Next week, we will represent the Believe, Live, Run Foundation in Prague, where Berci and Donat will compete in the 10 km road race against a strong international field.”
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“On the occasion of the anniversary of the National Conference of Scientific Students, a documentary of almost 1 hour was shot in the Uránia National Film Theatre, where one of the longest parts was the story of Run, Believe, Live: the directors of the documentary thought that besides presenting the scientific works, they would also include the story of Run, Believe, Live in the short film, and present not only the entries, but also a life path and outlook on life.
After newspaper articles, TV and radio programmes, Run, Believe, Live has already appeared on the big screen, giving the team a big boost and lots of creative ideas to continue!

The short film will be screened on TV soon!”

“What exactly is post-traumatic growth? How can psychological resilience be developed? In our roundtable discussion we will talk about crises, how to cope, adapt and cope with them. At the MCC-Mindset Psychology School event, Bertalan Thuróczy, a recovered cancer patient, author of the book Run, Believe, Live, and Dr. Ádám Márky, MCC research teacher, will be in conversation with a student from our School.

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“Bertalan Thuróczy is an engineer, athlete and author of the book Believe, Live, Run. He grew up in a small village in Hungary . During his journey, which was full of unpredictable situations, he obtained a master’s degree in biomedical engineering. During his university studies he was diagnosed with a malignant tumour. His illness led him to combine his engineering career with his personal involvement in the development of a medical device that could benefit his fellow human beings. He is currently a competitive distance runner, writing his next volume with the title of Super sapiens, working as a biomedical engineer and human adaptation advisor, as well as doing his PhD research on the field of longevity-technology.” 

“Because of the constant changes, challenges and developments in medical technology, I consider an innovative – and disruptive – approach not only as a duty of my profession, but as THE ONLY WAY to go in this sector, which is evolving at an exponential rate.”

✔️National Scientific Student Conference –
Medical Informatics, 2nd place
✔️NOKIA Young Researcher Award
✔️A Most Innovative Collaborator

A discussion on the impact of the coronavirus on mental health at InnoFest.
Participants: Dr. Ádám Márky | Longevity Project Medical Director, ACT Trainer
Amigos for Children Foundation
Bertalan Thuróczy, biomedical engineer, author of the book Believe, Live, Run.
“Combining his biomedical engineering knowledge and his personal involvement, Bertalan Thuróczy wanted to prototype a wearable, portable medical device that would provide a means of monitoring and preventing a peripheral circulatory disorder (namely Raynaud’s phenomenon)” –
After 20 years, I can write a message in the back of the book to the teacher who taught me to read and write
20 years later, as a newly graduated engineer, I can thank my primary school mathematics teacher for setting me on this path
20 years on, meeting up with former classmates, childhood friends with whom we ‘learned the alphabet together’, grew up together on the playground, went to forest camp, dressed up as wizards at the carnival, played football on the clay pitch.
On behalf of the team of ‘Believe, Live, Run A book about having faith’  we would like to thank the readers, interested people, family members and friends of Szolnok for this nostalgic Saturday afternoon book launch!
Special thanks to Balázs Rozványi, President of the Hungarian Cancer League, for visiting us from Budapest!
In the end, all the threads were guaranteed to come together: from corncob to a degree in biomedical engineering – two decades of work.
In “Me Time”, host Andrea Sebestyén talks to Bertalan Thuróczy about his childhood dreams, becoming an engineer, illness and recovery, sport, running and medical device development.
🎥| Live report from the IX Decathlon Mátra Tour event, where Bertalan Thuróczy, author of Believe, Live, Run, and Dr. Szabolcs Bozsányi, Decathlon Hungary’s medical and fitness ambassador, talked to Zsombor Novák about the topics of ANXIETY, SPORT, EATING, HEALTH.
“We are looking forward to welcoming you to the Vivicitta running festival with a book launch, talk and book signing.
You’ll find us next to the Decathlon tent, and you’ll also have the chance to meet the book team in person – and talk to the author of the book, Olympic marathon runner Gáspár Csere.”

“Today, Budapest Sport Office and Hungarian Telekom held a joint press conference to present the event, which will take place this weekend. In the photo (from left to right) Dávid Szántó reporter, Bertalan Thuróczy engineer, athlete, author of the book Believe, live, Run, Patrícia Kovács, author of the book SUHANJ! Foundation, Melinda Szabó, Deputy CEO of Magyar Telekom and Árpád Kocsis, Managing Director of BSI.”

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by reading your blog it's just came to my mind:
who are you, really?

I'm forever curious about how the world really works
and the history, and future of humanity:
where did we come from , and where are we heading?

I’m playing the infinite game of Life, raging against entropy, seeking novelty, believing in the highly unlikely.

I'm forever curious about how the world really works and why we are the way we are.

I'm an avid reader, an obsessed runner, a biomedical engineer, an introverted speaker, and a cancer survivor.

Since then, I’m relentlessly taking action to ensure primary prevention.

I'm endlessly chasing flow, the truth, the radical, the strange and the unknown.

I’m a fanatic of human health, a ‘wanna-be doctor’, and truly, want to live up to 120.

I’m timelessly cultivating an attitude of gratitude, enchancing the human experience, hacking consciousness, actively cocreating and bending reality, heading for the 22th Century. After cheating death, I’m always making tragic indistinguishable from magic and constantly coming alive instead of just staying alive. I’m turning science fiction into science fact and making the impossible probable.

I am seldom the one for whom the word is enough, I am the one who wants everything all at once. I’m persistently seeking truth in myth and reality, endlessly curious about the future of humanity.

I use a nonconformist 'out-of-the-box' approach through the lens of a biomedical engineer, who has survived cancer, lost his broter and truly want to live forever. I link disciplines and research results that are far apart - some of them may seem extremely mind-blowing at first sight. It is a profoundly diverse territory with remarkably radical and disruptive novelty.

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