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VIDEO: Icelandic Woman Wins ‘Hardest Race In The World’

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Elísabet Margeirsdóttir recently won the gruelling 400 kilometre Gobi Ultra Marathon, finishing first for the women’s category of the race.

Completing the race in 96 hours and 54 minutes, as Fréttablaðið reported last month, Elísabet dealt with temperatures ranging from 30° during the day to -10° at night. She is the first woman to have completed the punishing race.

Pétur Einarsson caught up with Elísabet, chatting with the 33-year-old nutritional scientist from the University of Iceland about her preparations and the experience of accomplishing this remarkable feat.

The interview in its entirety, with English subtitles, can be viewed here:


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