Recordbreakers only?

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Two participated in the Self-Transcendence 2 mile Tjarnarhlaup race last Tuesday, March 15, both of which set a personal record


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It seems as though the Self-Transcendence 2 mile Tjarnarhlaup race has become a club for only those runners in the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team Iceland who are intent on setting a new personal record.  Last week three out of five runners set a personal record.  This week both runners set a new personal record.

Andrés was the first of those two, finishing at 11:24, which is a new year's best time for him, beating his previous year's best, last week's 12:01, by 37 seconds!  Moreover, this time is only 4 seconds away from Andrés' personal best, 11:20, which came on September 14, and  42 seconds away from the Tjarnarhlaup race record, 10:42, which Snatak set on August 14 (unfortunately, a report from this race is unavailable on the web).  It is your faithful reporter's prophecy that Andrés should not only have every chance of setting a new personal record, but a fair chance of setting a new Tjarnarhlaup race record as the day lengthens in Reykjavík.

It is ironic that Ágúst came last in this race, despite setting a new personal record, 14:21!  This just shows the high level of performance in the Tjarnarhlaup races these days.  Ágúst improved his previous personal best, 14:24 - set on March 1, by 3 seconds.  Ágúst should have every chance of improving his time even further.

It should, therefore, be exciting to watch these two runners in the coming races.

Results (1-mile split time shown in brackets):
  1. Andrés 11:24 (5:34)
  2. Ágúst 14:21 (6:57)
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