A hair's breadth

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Two ran the Self-Transcendence Tjarnarhlaup race, Tuesday, May 17.

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Víðir Sigurðsson was only a hair’s breadth away from setting a new personal record for this year in the Self-Transcendence 2 mile Tjarnarhlaup race last Tuesday, May 17.

Víðir, who maintained a good pace for the first mile, seemed to have a decent shot at a new record as he came onto the final 200 metre straight stretch.  Unfortunately, his sprint-finish failed him somewhat, leaving Víðir with a time 6 seconds off his year’s best, 16:07, set on March 8.

Although this, of course, is extremely annoying – especially when taken into account that Víðir was even closer to the record last week, when he ran at 16:09 - Víðir would be wise to take to heart Sri Chinmoy’s encouraging statement that failure is just an experience.  At any rate, Víðir gets another shot at the record next week, when we will see if he manages to follow in the footsteps of Rúnar Páll who set a new record after two infuriatingly close but unsuccessful attempts.  You can read further about Rúnar’s odyssey here.

Upajukta, however, has not yet found his form, which, partly, explains his, somewhat, lacklustre time.

Results (1-mile split time shown in brackets):
  1. Víðir Sigurðsson 16:13 (7:54)
  2. Upajukta Ágústsson 18:00 (8:14)