Trying to change things up and start doing more race videos rather than race reports, but this race was so amazing that I wanted to also put some words down about it. Simply stated, this is a MUST DO event, so add it to your BUCKET LIST! I say this with paying my own way to the race, and receiving nothing more than a home stay, which was awesome as well. I add this to one of the most scenic and beautiful courses, right there with Challenge Wanaka, so Iceland gets my vote for Northern Hemisphere scenic course and Challenge Wanaka already holds that award.
I was deciding between this race and IMUK, but due to my sons birth on 7 July, it was a little too close for IMUK, so I opted to fly out to Iceland for a short 50 hour in total trip to Iceland. Flew out on a 6am flight on Friday morning and arrived to Iceland by 8. Back out on Sunday morning on a 10am flight and that meant the least amount of time possible away from the family. Really happy with how the race went and looking forward to lining up at the Asia Pacific Champs in the Philippines on 7 August directly followed by 70.3 Chungju Korea on 14 August.