Now that there is almost one month since the Suzuki Midnight Sun Run took place we would like to look back on all the great pictures that where taken that night. We have been posting a lot of pictures to our facebook page that you can browse through here. Photographers from the website hlaup.is where also taking pictures that night and you can browse through and buy their pictures here.
This years Instagram picture contest has now officialy ended and we have picked out three participants and they have been notified. Below you can see their pictures.
We hope to see you guys again in Iceland sooner than later!
The 2016 Suzuki Midnight Sun Run took place tonight. The weather was perfect for running, light wind and no rain. Three course records were set; in the male half marathon, female 10k and female 5k.
The total number of registered participants was 2640, 1247 in the 5k, 782 in the 10k and 611 in the half marathon. Never before have so many runners from outside Iceland participated in the race, they were around 900 from 50 different countries. Most of the international guest came from USA, UK, Canada and Germany.
First three finishers in each distance are the following:
Half marathon - male
1. Benjamin P Zywicki (USA), 01:07:47
2. Kári Steinn Karlsson, 01:09:29
3. Harry Lupton (IRL), 1:13:25
Benjamin won the half marathon on a new course record.
Half marathon - female
1. Sigrún Sigurðardóttir, 01:33:23
2. Helen Keeley (GBR), 01:33:50
3. Bergey Stefánsdóttir, 01:34:54
Sigrún ran on the course 4th best time.
10k - male
1. Ingvar Hjartarson, 33:57
2. Hugi Harðarson, 34:39
3. Þórólfur Ingi Þórsson, 35:32
Ingvar ran on the course 4th best time
10k - female
1. Arndís Ýr Hafþórsdóttir, 37:40
2. Andrea Kolbeinsdóttir, 38:55
3. Helga Guðný Elíasdóttir, 39:47
Arndís won the 10k on a new course record.
5k - male
1. Aaron Rowe (USA), 15:44
2. Sigurjón Ernir Sturluson, 16:59
3. Maxime Fages-Lartaud (FRA), 17:24
Aaron ran on the course 2nd best time
5k - female
1. Guðlaug Edda Hannesdóttir, 18:00
2. Olivia Sidock (CAN), 19:29
3. Hrönn Guðmundsdóttir, 20:02
Guðlaug Edda won the 5k on a new course record.
Total results and results in each age group can be found here.
Photographers from the web hlaup.is (run.is) took photos of many runners on the course. They will post their photos next week. Photos that the race staff took are available here on the web site and also on Facebook and Instagram.