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The runners from the Icelandic Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team keep at their homeric struggle with the forces of nature, November 2nd
Neither darkness nor wetness could deter the three runners who came and participated in the Self-Transcendence 2 mile Tjarnarhlaup race, last Tuesday night, November 2nd.
Andrés Ramón achieved a confident victory, finishing at the time of 12:32, and second place was taken by Rúnar Páll Gígja in a time of 14:09, his best time ever. Rúnar's achievement is noteworthy; his best time before was 14:21, set in the race on October 12th, and before that his best time was only 15:25. This means that Rúnar keeps improving in spite of the coming of winter and worsening conditions.
Therefore, one can say that Rúnar Páll is a living example of Sri Chinmoy's self-transcendence philosophy.
Results (with 1-mile split time shown in brackets):
1. Andrés Ramón 12:32 (6:14)
2. Rúnar Páll Gígja 14:09 (6:50)
3. Víðir Sigurðsson 16:47 (8:03)