The 2018 Laugavegur Ultra Marathon winners are Þorbergur Ingi Jónsson, Iceland, and Rannveig Oddsdóttir, Iceland. The conditions were pretty good today, dry weather and not much wind.
First three male runners
1. Þorbergur Ingi Jónsson, Iceland, 4:10:44
2. Simon Karlsson, Sweden, 4:32:21
3. Ingvar Hjartarson, Iceland, 4:34:40
Þorbergur Ingi finished on the third best time in the race history he is now the holder of the four best times. This was his fifth Laugavegur Ultra Marathon title.
First three female runners:
1. Rannveig Oddsdóttir, Iceland, 5:16:11
2. Anna Berglind Pálmadóttir, Iceland, 5:26:28
3. Diana Dzaviza, Latvia, 5:30:04
Rannveig finished on the best time that an Icelandic woman has ever run on in this race and 21 minutes better than her best time.
Click here to find the total results.
The 22nd Laugavegur Ultra Marathon will take place today on Saturday, July 14th. 553 runners are at the start list, 204 female, and 349 male participants. This is a new participation record. The number of Icelandic participants is 294 and 259 from other countries. Most of the international guests are coming from the USA, 63 runners, second most from the UK, 31 runners, and third most from France, 25 runners.
Laugavegur is located in the southern highlands of Iceland and connects the nature reserves Landmannalaugar and Thorsmork. Due to its location, Laugavegur is serviced for only a few weeks a year. For many runners, the Laugavegur Ultra Marathon is the most enjoyable race in Iceland. The course takes runners through areas of outstanding natural beauty at the same time as being a challenging course. Hikers normally cover this distance in four days but the female record is 5 hours and the male record is 3 hours 59 minutes.
Hopefully, it will be possible to post the split times and results live here on the web, but that depends on the signal on race day that can be very variable on the trail. News about the first finishers will be posted on Facebook as soon as possible. Confirmed results will be posted here at marathon.is around 7 pm.