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Iceland 24 July: Opposite from the port of Akureyri - Lágheiði

The day began well, the weather was still and partly cloudy; a perfect weather for a sea-swim. This was just what we needed, because Viktoría intended today for a swim across the Pollur, for so is the stretch of Eyjafjörður fiord that lies closest to Akureyri town called. Swimming with Viktoría was Sigurður Víðir Smárason, and they were accompanied by a boat from the Navigation Club Nökkvi.

Viktoría and Sigurður finished their swim across these roughly 900 m or so in less then an hour and were warmly welcomed by the media and several spectators. Also present was Sigrún Stefánsdóttir, a member of the town council, who greeted the swimmers with flowers and a hot cup of cocoa.

Councilman Sigrún then ran with the torch to the Town Council plaza, where runner Starri Heiðmarsson from Youth Sports Club UMSE received it and ran the first kilometers out of Akureyri town. Starri's participation and the participation of all the other Youth Sports Clubs where organized by UMSE chairman Árni Arnsteinsson, who worked self-givingly on this project. Regrettably, he could not be present today.

After Starri had finished running, the torch was passed on to a few energetic kids from YSC Smárinn. Their names are:

Sigrún Árnadóttir, Sigríður Kristín Sverrisdóttir, Eva Margrét Árnadóttir, Pálína Sigríður Jóhannesdóttir, Steinunn Erla Davíðsdóttir, Egill Már Þórsson and Ísabella Erla Axelsdóttir.

Ágúst and Brynjar, the two new Harmony Runners, next ran for about 10km, after which kids from YSC Svarfdælinga received the torch. These kids were inspired about the whole thing and some of them ran in their soccer shoes.

Brynjar ran a little more, as this was a special day for him: his birthday. He ran with the kids into Dalvík town where our numbers grew. The names of these kids are:

Ingvi Örn Friðriksson, Jóhann Ólafur Sveinbjarnarson, Stefanía Aradóttir and Björn Jóhannesson.

Those who met us at Dalvík are:

Elín Brá Friðriksdóttir, Auður Ósk Hilmarsdóttir, Júlína Björk Gunnarsdóttir, Mjöll Sigurdís Magnúsdóttir, Andrea Björg Elmarsdóttir, Díana Björk Friðriksdóttir, Snædís Ósk Aðalsteinsdóttir, Áróra Björk Ólíversdóttir, Magnús Magnússon, Heiða Hringsdóttir, Ingibjörg María Ingvadóttir, Guðrún Sigurðardóttir, Friðrika Jakobsdóttir and Ólíver Eðvarsson.

After the kids left, Magnús ran a while towards Ólafsfjörður town and then it was up to our Austrian-Czech "locomotive" to finish today's running, and the girls did so, ending at the hill on Lágheiði in a bit of a fog.

All in all, this was a good day; a splendid achievement by the swimmers, and also a good turnout of cheerful, dynamic kids.

Distance: 84km

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