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Sixteen thousand women take part in the Women’s Race

The annual Kvennahlaupid, or Women’s Race, was held for the 18th time on Saturday in 90 locations in Iceland and 18 locations abroad. Almost 16,000 women of all ages participated.

“The oldest participant this year that we know of was a 100-year-old woman who ran from [the nursing home] Hrafnista in Reykjavík,” the organizer of the race, Jóna Hildur Bjarnadóttir, told Fréttabladid.

“The best thing is that generations come together for running. Mothers bring their little girls in their carriages and the grandmothers also come along,” Bjarnadóttir said. “This year an eight-year-old girl participated for the eighth time. She first joined when she was eight months old with her mother in her carriage.”

This year the women ran to support the Icelandic Heart Association (IHA) and the slogan was: “Exercise is a matter of the heart.”

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