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Sisters Turn 225

Iceland’s oldest triplets turned 75 on Friday, according to the Facebook page Langlífi (Longevity). Margrét, Sigrún and Sigurlaug were born June 3, 1941 at the farm Hegranes, Skagafjörður, North Iceland to Ólafur Eiríksson and Sæunn Jónasdóttir.

In an article published in Morgunblaðið when the sisters were two, they were said to have been “healthy and lively all their lives,” as well as “most promising for their age.”

When they received their confirmation at Hólar church i 1955, the newspaper Tíminn described them as “extremely good-looking, capable, and with a lot of potential.”

All three sisters live in Skagafjörður. Two other sets of triplets in Iceland are known to have reached an older age, 77 and 86 years. The second oldest Icelandic triplets now living are 72, but in third place are 56-year-old triplets.

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