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    World's Largest Torch Relay
    World Harmony Run

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    Across 6 Continents
    1,000,000 Participants

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    100 countries
    Dreaming of Harmony

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    World Harmony Run Founder
    Sri Chinmoy

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    World Harmony Run Spokesman
    Carl Lewis

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    15,000 kms, 100 days
    Around Australia

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    14 Days, 1500km
    Around Ireland

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    New Zealand

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    Czech Republic

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    Lake Biwa

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    Pangkor Island

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    The All Blacks
    New Zealand

Iceland 28 July: Holtavörðuheiði - Borgarnes

Mysterious are the whims of fate. Yesterday, the girls had to run up Holtavörðuheiði hills in pea-soup fog; today us boys got to run down the hills under a bright sunshine. We enjoyed being pulled forward by sheer gravity as we tumbled down the hills. Nothing could stop us, not even the strong headwind at the top of the hills.

After our meager 22 km session, it was the girls' turn to run 50 km. This great difference is partially explained by the fact that mother and daughter Behala and Chahida are leaving tomorrow and expressed a wish to run a little longer than usual on their last day. This, however, is a picture of our Czech "steam-train", Neelabha and Blanka.

We spent last night in a very cozy summerhouse close to Bifröst, owned by Gangane's family. As Gangane himself, could not be present, his mother, Hulda Ólafsdóttir, took on the task of playing host, which she did splendidly. The summerhouse has done great service for many World Harmony Runs, and its hot tub is quite popular among tired runners.

We would like to express our gratitude to Hulda, for being such a splendid host. This is not all, for Hulda and her granddaughter ran with us for 8 km today.

Cars are a big part of the World Harmony Run. They are essential for everything to work smoothly. Upajukta's car is one of the Harmony Run cars. His car has the quality of being only able to go forward, not backward. This is a quality that all of us should embrace, although sometimes a little push is needed.

At Borgarnes, mayor Páll Brynjarsson received us. We met him at the garden close by where Skallagrímur Kveldúlfsson is buried. Páll told us the story of Skallagrímur and his son, Egill Skallagrímsson , the two most famous inhabitants of county Borgarfjörður and prominent members of the Icelandic Sagas (one of the Sagas is actually called Egil's saga).

Thereafter we sang the Harmony Run song and Páll ran with us to the Borgarfjörður bridge. Páll mentioned after the ceremony that he could clearly understand why sports and friendship go together, for he remembered from his days of study abroad how sports had served as a powerful medium to connect people from different cultures.

At the end of the day, the boys went and rewarded themselves with a little junk food. Service was a bit slow and so Upajukta let himself be heard through the window. On the subject of food; so far we have been lucky to have Steinunn and the other girls on the team cooking the food, for it has been simply delicious.

Distance: 69km

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