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The Self-Transcendence 2 mile Tjarnarhlaup races recommenced on April 26 with one personal record and the equalling of one personal record
As readers of this site have doubtlessly noticed, the Self-Transcendence 2 mile Tjarnarhlaup races have been on a break for the last 2 weeks. The reason is that the members of the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team Iceland went to New York to attend the start of the World Harmony Run. Apart from this, the members found time to participate in a 2mile race in New York, and attend an annual celebration in honour of Sri Chinmoy, the founder of the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team.
The first race after the break was on Tuesday April 26, and it is safe to say that the runners were hungry for the race, for, out of four runners, one set a new personal record and another equalled his personal record.
Rúnar Páll was first to finish, at the time of 13:34. This is exactly the same time as his best time ever, which came in the race on November 30, and incredibly unlucky, really, that he did not manage to improve on his time.
Ágúst Örn came second at the time of 14:09. This is an improvement of 9 seconds from his previous best ever, 14:18, which came in the race on March 29. Ágúst has been training lately with Rúnar Páll, and it has obviously paid off.
Víðir came third at the time of 16:34, which is a bit slower, both than his best ever, 15:52 (October 12) and his best this year, 16:07 (March 8).
Last, but not least, is our hero from New York, Upajukta. Upajukta experienced, right from the start, some pain, as he recently underwent an appendectomy. And after heroically walking one mile in the time of 12:13, Upajukta wisely decided that enough is enough, and joined your faithful reporter in the cheer squad.