For decades, Ólafur (the Icelandic president) has made sure to exercise at least 50 minutes a day. "We usually start the day with a power walk with Sámi. But I think he started eating healthier food after we met, he now eats more vegetables and less wine bread," says First Lady Dorrit Moussaieff in an interview with Fréttatímann (News Time) when she is asked about her husband's physical condit...
Four thousand four hundred and sixteen energetic kids sprinted towards the finish in Glitni’s LazyTown run (Latabæjarhlaup Glitni) and they all won. The LazyTown run was a new introduction in this year’s marathon, which was held on Menningarnótt or “cultural night”, which is a yearly event held in Reykjavík, the capital of Iceland, since 1996.
The marathon route was led through Lækjargatan along Fríkirkjuvegi and around the small pond in Hljóskálagarður, a total of 1.5 kilometers. The participants were of all ages, as there was no age limit. The youngest runners were three years old, whose parents tried to keep up, and it was common to see people with children in baby wagons.
“We are really happy with the participation in the LazyTown run as well as the marathon as a whole. It’s fun when families do things like this together. Of course, the weather was extremely favorable,” says Pétur Þ. Óskarsson, PR director at Íslandsbanka/Glitni.
Sportacus and his friends warmed up before the race, and all the competitors in the LazyTown run received a T-shirt and a medal after the race.