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Following are blog entries from runners on their experience when participating in the Laugavegur Ultra Marathon:


Lorenzo Maria dell´Uva (ITA)
8:15:45 (2017)

Nicholas Brash (CAN)
6:46:55 (2017)

Richard Wein (USA)
7:05:21 (2017)

Guri Waalen Borch (NOR)
8:22:14 (2017)

Roel Van Der Made (NED)
8:46:33 (2017)

Jo Meek (UK)
5:00:46 (2016 - course record)

Áine Brislane (IRL)
9:04:29 (2016)

Michael Hogan (CAN)
2015 and 2016

Vincent Gaudin (FRA)
6:46:31 (2015)

Julia Kelk (CAN)
8:29:07 (2015)

Stefán Gíslason (ISL)
5.41:10 (2015)

Seng-lai Tan (USA)
8:57:22 (2015)

Michael Hogan (CAN)

Ethel Murphy (USA)
6:27:04 (2014)

Anne-Claire Corral-Birot and Jean-guillaume Birot (FRA)
8:07:56 (2014) 

Eliot Drake (USA)
5:01:00 (2014)

Brian Metzler (USA) - competitor.com
7:41:50 (2013)

Gina Lucrezi (USA)
5:28:05 (2013)

Andrea Torng (USA)
7:20:56 (2013)

Allison Pattillo (USA) - competitor.com
8:25:24 (2013)

Penny Comins (GBR)
7:00:03 (2013)

Jessica Glowacki (CAN)
7:16:42 (2009)

Scott Mcmurtrey (USA)
6:53:33 (2008) 


Here are a few comments from our runners:

  • I would like to say again what a fantastic race it was (2010). I had a wonderful day and hope to come back in 2012 if I can get a place. The Icelandic people were so helpful and friendly it really made the day and everyone who I met in my 5 days in Iceland were fantastic. Well done Iceland!!! (Simon from UK)
  • Thank everyone for the superb organisation of the Laugavegurinn 2007. I cannot think of any detail that was overlooked, and so I would say next year that you should do the same again, and it will be as good as 2007.
  • Thank you very much for organising such a wonderful race.  From my point of view everything was perfect, the transport to and from the race was smooth and on time, the course was easy to follow and safe, the water stops were well spaced out and the bananas and chocolate were very welcome. After the race the barbeque was very generous and the prizes were lovely
  • My compliments for the very well organised beautiful run in your beautiful country. I will be back, and intend also to run the Reykjavik Marathon next year or later!



The German Frank Tschöpe was one of the participants in the Laugavegur Ultra Marathon 2012. After participating in the race Frank spent five days hiking in the area. On the first day Frank hiked from Landmannalaugar on the mountains Skalli and Háalda. The next few days he did the most famous hike in Iceland, the one he had previously ran, the Laugavegur hike. And his last day he spent walking on warm soil on the volcano Eyjafjallajökull. During this adventure Frank took many magnificent photos that he has shared with us. View the photos here


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About Reykjavik Sports Union

The Reykjavik Sports Union was established in 1944 and is the association of sports clubs in Reykjavik. The Reykjavik Sports Union organizes six sports events every year: Íslandsbanki Reykjavík Marathon in August, Laugavegur Ultra Marathon in July, Suzuki Midnight Sun Run and WOW Tour of Reykjavik in June, WOW Northern Lights Run in February and WOW Reykjavik International Games in January.