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.
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.