• World Harmony Run

    World's Largest Torch Relay
    World Harmony Run

  • 1,000,000 Participants

    Across 6 Continents
    1,000,000 Participants

  • Dreaming of a more harmonious world

    100 countries
    Dreaming of Harmony

  • Schools And Kids

    Make a Wish for Peace
    Schools And Kids

  • Sri Chinmoy: World Harmony Run Founder

    World Harmony Run Founder
    Sri Chinmoy

  • Carl Lewis: World Harmony Run Spokesman

    World Harmony Run Spokesman
    Carl Lewis

  • New York, USA

    New York

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    Great Britain

  • Shakhovskaya, Russia


  • Around Australia

    15,000 kms, 100 days
    Around Australia

  • Around Ireland

    14 Days, 1500km
    Around Ireland

  • Wanaka, New Zealand

    New Zealand

  • Arjang, Norway


  • Rekjavik, Iceland


  • Beijing, China


  • Prague, Czech Republic

    Czech Republic

  • Belgrade, Serbia


  • Lake Biwa, Japan

    Lake Biwa

  • Kapsait, Ethiopia


  • Pangkor Island, Malaysia

    Pangkor Island

  • Bali, Indonesia


  • The All Blacks, New Zealand

    The All Blacks
    New Zealand

Iceland 8 June: Borgarnes - Artún, Reykjavik

Getting closer and closer to the city of Reykjavik, we are enjoying our run like anything. The weather has just been amazingly kind to us all the time - we haven't got wet so far, which really means something in Iceland.

Today we observed a real Viking act: swimming in the icy cold Atlantic ocean, from one side of a fjord to the other. Covering the distance of nearly 3 km in astonishing speed, Halfdan Örnolfsson helped us, considerably shortening our way (as otherwise we would have had to run all the way round the fjord to get to the other side). Two TV stations came to record the scene and after we managed to get our cars, stuck in the sand, going again, we passed through the city limits of Reykjavik.

Early in the morning (just after midnight) we climbed up a nearby volcano.

Imagining the power of the volcanic eruption, the hot lava covering the whole area...

Suren at his best.

The place where the swimmers entered the ocean.

This is our great swimming champion, Halfdan Örnofsson.

Brave Viktoria has already swum across the fjord a few times  too.

The rescue team.

Just about to arrive at the other shore.

Mirek from Czech Republic joined Halfdan, just for the last few metres.

The goal is won! Congratuations!

Less than 10 degrees Celsius - the estimated temperature of the water.

Next adventure: Getting the car out of the sand.

We decided we'd better stick to running, instead of swimming.

Hvalfjördur, the 'Whale fjord'.

Enjoying our last day of running in the countryside.

Besides running and organising the Harmony Run, Ondrej's main hobby is taking all the pictures you see here.

What an awesomely beautiful view! - or is it just a picture hanging on the wall?

We had our farewell-dinner here - as delicious as can be.

– Chahida Hammerl

Distance: 91 km

Team Members:
Ondrej Vesely (Czech Republic), Chahida Hammerl (Austria), David Mouton (France), Viktoria Áskelsdóttir (Iceland), Lenka Svecova (Czech Republic), Stepanka Sarvaicova (Czech Republic), Miroslav Pospisek (Czech Republic), Marianna Csillag (Hungary), Viđir Sigurđsson (Iceland), Marek Ulicny (Slovakia)

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