Icelandic Runner Breaks Own European Record

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Icelandic Runner Breaks Own European Record

Seventeen-year-old Icelandic runner Aníta Hinriksdóttir reaffirmed her position as Iceland’s rising star in athletics after setting a new Icelandic record in the 800 meters, 2:01,81, over the weekend, breaking her previous record of 2:03,27, mbl.is reports. The time was also confirmed as an European record for 19 years and under, a record which she set last year.

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Aníta also set the world youth record last year in the Ukraine. She was recently named the runner-up Icelandic Sportspeople of the Year 2013.

She is Iceland’s most successful athlete to date.

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30.12.2013 | Icelandic Sportspeople of the Year Announced

14.10.2013 | Icelandic Athlete Rising Star

22.07.2013 | Icelandic Runner European and World Champion

19.07.2013 | More Success for Icelandic Runner

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