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The Self-Transcendence 2 mile Tjarnarhlaup races continue in spite of growing cold and darkness. Last Tuesday, October 26, five participated

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Five runners participated in the Self-Transcendence 2 mile Tjarnarhlaup race last Tuesday, October 26.  All of them completed the course, which is an achievement in itself, considering the winter cold, winter darkness and winter gales of hospitable Reykjavík.

Another difficulty factor was added in this race, as the runners had to be on the lookout for cars, since, although the race only crosses streets on three occasions - and all streets being well-patroled - the darkness has made it a little bit more difficult for the runners to be seen.  First runner Andrés Ramón thus narrowly escaped being run over before going on to win the race at a time of 12:16, a comfortable two and a half minutes ahead of the second runner.

Second place was taken by Rúnar Páll Gígja at a time of 14:49, but Rúnar Páll has shown the most improvement since the start of the Tjarnarhlaup races.

Results (with 1-mile split time shown in brackets:
  1. Andrés Ramón 12:16 (6:04)
  2. Rúnar Páll Gígja 14:49 (6:59)
  3. Davíð Sigurgeirsson 16:26 (7:54)
  4. Ágúst Örn Márusson 16:32 (8:06)
  5. Víðir Sigurðsson 17:11 (8:21)