WOW Cyclothon: We Have A Winner! - The Reykjavik Grapevine

WOW Cyclothon: We Have A Winner!

Published June 26, 2015

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The winning team of the WOW Cyclothon has crossed the finish line, as over 19 million ISK was raised for a good cause.

Vísir reports that the team Örninn TREK was the first to cross the finish line of the bicycle relay race, which circles Iceland as a charity event. In the category of individual cyclists, the winner was German cyclist Matthias Ebert.

The team also broke a new record for cycling the Ring Road, coming in at 36 hours and 53 minutes. The previous record was 40 hours and 36 minutes.

As reported, the non-stop relay race covers 1,358 kilometres, raising money for the construction of a recovery centre for the mental hospital Kleppsspítali in Reykjavík. Over 19 million ISK was raised at the time of this writing.

Below, you can watch highlights from last year’s competition, which raised money for Landspítali national hospital.

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