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  • Laugavegur 2018

    The 22nd Laugavegur Ultra Marathon will take place on Saturday, July 14th, 2018. Registration for the race will be open from t the beginning of January to June 30th but can be closed sooner if the race is fully booked. Information about entry fee, terms etc will be available at the end of December. Is this race for you?
  • Big challange

    Competitors must be in a very good physical shape to take part in this 55 km Ultra Marathon. the Laugavegur trail is very challenging and takes the runner through areas of outstanding natural beauty. If you want to know what kind of race the Laugavegur Ultra Marathon is we recommend that you read "Is this race for you?" 
  • The Laugavegur trail

    The Laugavegur trail is located in the southern highlands of Iceland and connects the nature reserves Landmannalaugar and Thorsmork. For many runners the Laugavegur Ultra Marathon is the most enjoyable race in Iceland. The course is 55 km and takes runners through areas of outstanding natural beauty.

Laugavegur Ultra Marathon

 

Laugavegur Ultra Marathon is a 55 km mountain race that will take place for the 22nd time on Saturday, July 14th, 2018. Registration starts in January 2018.

 

The race is open to runners from 18 years old and up. It is very important that participants are well trained and prepared for mountain running.

 

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. The course is multi-terrain; sand, gravel, grass, snow, ice, rivers and streams.

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Þorbergur Ingi and Arden Young are the 2017 winners

The 2017 Laugavegur Ultra Marathon winners are Þorbergur Ingi Jónsson, Iceland, and Arden Young, Canada. The head wind was heavy today but otherwise, conditions were good. 

First three male runners

1. Þorbergur Ingi Jónsson, Iceland, 4:13:25
2. Germain Grangier, France, 4:22:17
3. Benoit Branger, France, 4:44:15

Þorbergur Ingi finished on the third best time in the race history he is also the holder of the best and second best time. This was his fourth Laugavegur Ultra Marathon title. Þorbergur Ingi and Gerain Grangier ran together most of the time but at around 40 km Þorbergur took the lead and won the race. 

First three female runners:

1. Arden Young, Canada, 5:12:01
2. Elísabet Margeirsdóttir, Iceland, 5:28:15
3. Stina Höglund, Sweden, 5:37:42

Arden Young finished on the third best female time in the race history. The second female, Elísabet Margeirsdóttir, improved her best time on the Laugavegur trail by almost six minutes. This was her 8th Laugavegur Ultra Marathon. 

Click here to find the total results and here to find photos.

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About Reykjavik Marathon

Reykjavik Marathon is a nonprofit organization that was established in 1984. Reykjavik Marathon organizes three events every year: Íslandsbanki Reykjavík Marathon in August, Laugavegur Ultra Marathon in July and Suzuki Midnight Sun Run in June.