Sunday, August 20, 2006

Back from Iceland, my muscles relaxed by a visit to the Blue Lagoon, without doubt one of my favourite places in the world.

I've added some photos from yesterday's half marathon to the Flickr photostream and I've uploaded the article from last week's Morgunbladid newspaper here -- although what it says is still a mystery.


Blogger ReallyEvilCanine said...

I've already E-Mailed you that I'm working on a translation, poor as my Icelandic is. Here's the beginning of the article, as best as I can make out:


It's bad fate that a well over 30-year-old reporter loses his foot to a landmine and sees it happen on his own channel within the same hour.

The experienced BBC reporter Stuart Hughes was in Iraq in 2003 when, in the town of Kifri, he stepped out of his car and onto a landmine. He himself says he was lucky considering his cameraman, Kaveh Golestan, was killed.

Five days after the accident Hughes' leg had to be amputated below the knee.

A lot of water has passed under the bridge since that happened. Hughes now uses an artificial leg from Össur, his first child is due in November, and he's coming to Iceland to run a half marathon on a new foot. Before the accident he wasn't particularly interested in sports but now everything's changed.

"It was really difficult for me to be satisfied suddenly getting into a wheelchair after having been a war correspondent in fairly good shape," he said.


I'll keep at it unless an Icelander posts the rest here first (gerðu svo vel!).

9:46 AM  

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