In the 2017 Islandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon runners are offered help to reach their goals in the 10 km run, half marathon and marathon. Pace makers will run these distances at an even speed. They will be wearing marked vests and carrying balloons so that runners can follow them.
The pace makers are all trained runners that will run at the following times:
10 km race
|45 minutes||Gísli Páll Reynisson|
|50 minutes||Margrét Elíasdóttir and Ragnheiður Sveinbjörnsdóttir|
|55 minutes||Ásta Laufey Aðalsteins and Hlín Hjartar Magnúsdóttir|
|60 minutes||Sif Jónsdóttir and Árni Gústafsson|
|65 minutes||Jóhanna Eiríksdóttir and Karl Gíslason|
|70 minutes||Pétur Valdimarsson and Tryggvi Haraldsson|
|1 hour og 45 min||Snorri Gunnarsson and Þorsteinn Tryggvi Másson|
|1 hour og 50 min||Friðrik Á Guðmundsson and Svanhildur Þengilsdóttir|
|1 hour og 55 min||Karl Arnar Aðalgeirsson and Sigríður Gísladóttir|
|2 hours||Jóhanna Arnórsdóttir and Valur Þór Kristjánsson|
Those who plan on running a half marathon in 2 hours can also hang around the pace makers with the 4 hour marks on them for the Marathon because the course is the same for the half marathon and the full marathon the first 18 km.
|4 hours||Dagur Egonsson and Ólafur Briem|
On race day it is possible to follow the race results almost live here at marathon.is. Note that these are only preliminary results. Official results will be published on the web at 16:00.
It is also possible to receive a message on your Facebook wall or in your Twitter feed when chosen runners cross the finish line on Saturday. If runners want friends on Facebook or Twitter to know when they finish they should choose their own name from the list. Click here to activate this. Note that not all registered runners are on the list because they could choose not to be on it in the registration process.