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President and First Lady Take Part in Reykjavík Relay

By Larissa Kyzer

Photo: Reykjavíkurmaraþon Íslandsbanka, Facebook.

President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson and First Lady Eliza Reid were among those who participated in a relay race to raise money for charity on Saturday, RÚV reports. The relay was scheduled in place of the Reykjavík Marathon, which under normal circumstances, would have taken place this weekend but had to be cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The relay was ten kilometres total, which was subdivided into four shorter stages. Guðni and Eliza kicked the race off, and were followed by doctor and marathoner Elín Edda Sigurðardóttir, TV presenter Eva Ruza Miljevic, marathoners Arnar Pétursson and Martha Ernst, and several capital-area firefighters. Reykjavík mayor Dagur B. Eggertsson and entertainer Steindi ran the final stage.

Donations are still being collected for the 159 charities that have been registered in this year’s marathon. At time of writing, ISK 63,158,645 [$458,305; €388,559] had been collected for charity. See the marathon website for more information on how to donate.

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