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- Iceland 15 July: Laugarbakki-Borgarnes
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- Iceland 9 July: Egilsstaðir-Möðrudalur
- Iceland 8 July: Fáskrúðsfjörður - Egilsstaðir
- Iceland 8 July: Impressions
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- Iceland 6 July: Höfn - Djúpivogur
- Iceland 5 July: Fagurhólsmýri - Höfn
- Iceland 4 July: Kirkjubæjarklaustur - Fagurhólsmýri
- Iceland 3 July: Markarfljót-Kirkjubæjarklaustur
- Iceland 2 July: Opening Ceremony
- Iceland 2 July: Reykjavík-Markarfljót
- Söngur World-Harmony Friðarhlaupsins
Iceland 8 July: Fáskrúðsfjörður - Egilsstaðir
After a rough and windy night, Friday morning the 8th was one of our most beautiful mornings so far. We started today's journey at Leiknir Sports Club Stadium in the town of Fáskrúðsfjörður. Almar Daði Jensson, Björgvin Snær Ólafsson, Arkadius Jan, Guðmundur Arnar Hjálmarsson, Hildur Rán Andrésdóttir, Ingiborg Jóhanna Kjerúlf, Steinunn Edda Fernádez and Jóhanna Eiríksdóttir from Leiknir Sports Club ran with us out of town.
Weather was as best could be, making the run along the Fáskrúðsfjörður fiord most enjoyable. This will probably be the last time we will run along this route. A tunnel from Fáskrúðsfjörður fiord to Reyðarfjörður fiord is in the making and will open to the public in October this year, making the route along the fiord obsolete. The foreign runners of the World Harmony Team were all awestruck by the spectacular scenery, and it was most fortunate that the weather was so good.
As we were nearing Egilsstaðir town a group of children from Sports Club Höttur joined us and ran with us onto the town's stadium, which is one of the best stadiums in the whole of Iceland. Signý Ingólfsdóttir, Hjálmar Ingólfsson, Bjarmi Hreinsson, Brynjar Gauti Snorrason, Inga Lind Bjarnadóttir, Kristjana Þrastardóttir, Sara Kristín Þorleifsdóttir, Heiðdís Sigurjónsdóttir, Sigurlaug Helgadóttir, Andrés Kristleifsson, Móeiður Clausen Haraldsdóttir, Erla Gunnlaugsdóttir and Linda Björk Árnadóttir ran for Sports Club Höttur.
What am I doing here?
Sitting in a car, watching a runner running through an unpopulated landscape invariably gives rise to the question: what am I doing here? Why are we doing this? The answer does not lie in the uninterested gaze of the sheep, who seem determined not to be disturbed. I am still pondering this question when a group of children shows up to receive the World Harmony Torch and carry it into Egilsstaðir town. Running with a flaming torch in a big international run which reaches over 70 countries with the aim of cultivating friendship, harmony and tolerance, is obviously that which inspires these young champions of Egilsstaðir as they come flying down the hills. This is the answer to my question, the reason why I am here: giving and receiving inspiration.
It is a great privilege for all of us in the World Harmony Run to have met all the wonderful people that have joined us. At every place we have visited, big or small groups of big or small people have joined us with their shining smiles and willingness. To my mind, this is the main goal of the World Harmony Run, connecting people from all four corners of the world and giving them inspiration. It is therefore that I adjourn for the day with a smile on my face, not caring the least if the sheep will ever get it.
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