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Icelandic Runner Sets New Nordic Record

Gunnlaugur Júlíusson, a distance runner and economist at the Association of Local Authorities in Iceland, set a new Nordic record yesterday when he ran non-stop for 24 hours on a treadmill at the gym World Class in Kringlan, Reykjavík.

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Unspecified runners. Photo by Geir Ólafsson.

Júlíusson began running at noon on Saturday and stopped running at noon on Sunday, at which point he had completed 208 kilometers and 760 meters, Morgunbladid reports.

The old record set by Danish runner Kim Rasmussen in 2004 was almost 203 kilometers. The world record in 24-hour running, 257 kilometers, is held by an American athlete.

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