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HM umfjöllun - 5000m karla = HM Report - Mens 5000m

Mo Farah frá Bretlandi, sem í byrjun móts varði titil sinn í 10.000 m hlaupinu mun klárlega ætla sér sigur og fullkomna fernuna, þ.e. að vinna bæði 5.000 m og 10.000 m hlaupin á síðustu tveimur mótum. Til viðbótar er hann ríkjandi Ólympíumeistari og vann þessa grein líka á HM í Dageu fyrir fjórum árum. Hann hefur því unnið til sex titla í 5 og 10.000 m hlaupum á HM og Ólympíuleikum, auk fimm Evrópumeistaratitla í þessum greinum. En það verða nokkrir keppninauta hans sem eru jafnákveðnir í að láta þetta ekki takast hjá Mo Farah. Þar má nefna t.d. Ali Kaya frá Tyrklandi sem hefur hlaupið á um 13 mín. í ár. Keníumennirnir Imane Merga, Hagos Gebrhiwet og Edwin Cheruiyot Soi eiga allir tíma undir 13 mín. í ár og munu veita Mo verðuga keppni. Soi á reyndar 12:51,34 mín. en hefur ekki gengið sem best á stórmótum, best 3. sætið á Ólympíuleikunumm síðast. Hann hefur síðustu sex ár náð árangri undir 13 mín., en á það eftir á þessu ári. Vel getur hugsast að hann ætli sér það einmitt í þessu hlaupi og rjúfa sigurgöngu Mo Farah.


Mo Farah of Great Britain, who earlier in this tournament defended his title in the 10,000 m race will definitely plan a victory and continue his winning streak (to win both the 5,000m and 10,000m in the last two tournaments). In addition, he is the Olympic champion and also won theese fields at the World championships in Dageu four years ago. He has won six titles in the 5 and 10,000m run at the World Cup and the Olympic Games, as well as five European Cups in these fields. But there will be several of his competitors that are equally as determined to make Farah fail. These include e.g. Ali Kaya from Turkey who has run run the race under 13 minutes this year. Kenya men Imane Merga, Hagos Gebrhiwet and Edwin Cheruiyot Soi have all ran under 13 minutes this year and will provide Mo a worthy competition. Soi in fact, 12: 51.34 minutes, but has not been succesfull at tournaments, best 3rd place at the olympics the last time. He has the last six years succeeded under 13 min, But not this year. He may exactly be planning to run under 13 minutes, in this run, and break Mo's winning streak.

Why i choose this text:
I don't really get this question but i'm going to try to answer anyway.
I simply searched the web for articles about Mo Farah, because he is one of my Idol's in track and field and came up with this. Translating wise i just translated one word/sentence at a time, no biggie.

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Vilhjálmur Einarsson

Vilhjálmur Einarsson (born 5 June 1934) is an Icelandic former athlete, and triple-jump silver medalist at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. Vilhjálmur grew up in the East-Icelandic fishing village of Reyðarfjörður and is the son of Einar Stefánsson and Sigríður Vilhjálmsdóttir.

In 1956 Vilhjálmur set a new Olympic Record by jumping 16.26 m in the triple jump, only to be surpassed by Brazil's Adhemar da Silva. This was the most unexpected result of the Olympics that year, and his silver medal was Iceland's first ever Olympic medal. In 1958 he took bronze in the triple jump at the European Athletics Championships inStockholm, Sweden, with 16.00 m. His personal best was 16.70 m set in 1960 in Laugardalsvöllur, Iceland. He has been declared Icelandic Sportsperson of the Year five times, more than anyone else.

Vilhjálmur has also been headmaster of three schools: Héraðsskólinn in Laugarvatn, Reykholtsskóli in Reykholt, and Menntaskólinn in Egilsstaðir, where he later worked as a part-time mathematics teacher. He is also a painter, specializing in landscape painting, and his work has been on display in several art galleries in Iceland.

He attended Dartmouth College. His son Einar Vilhjálmsson later represented Iceland in the men's javelin throw at the Summer Olympics (1984, 1988 and 1992).



Vilhjálmur Einarsson, fæddur 5. júní 1934, er íslenskur fyrrverandi frjálsíþróttamaður, sem er hvað þekktastur fyrir að vinna til silfurverðlauna í þrístökki á Ólympíuleikunum í Melbourne 1956. Vilhjálmur ólst upp á Reyðafirði á austurlandinu og er sonur Einars Stefánssonar og Sigríðar Vilhjálmsdóttur.


Árið 1956 setti Vilhjálmur nýtt ólympíumet með stökki upp á 16.26 m í þrístökkinu, en það var bætt á mótinu af brasilíumanninum Adhemar Da Silva . Þetta var óvæntasta atvikið á ólympíleikunum þetta árið og silfur medalían hans voru fyrst Ólympíuverðlaun Íslands. Árið 1958 vann hann til bronsverðlauna á evrópumótinu í stokkhólmi með stökki upp á 16m . Persónlegt met hans er 16,70m, sett árið 1960 á Laugardalsvelli. Hann hefur verið valinn íþróttamaður ársins á Íslandi 5 sinnum, oftar en nokkur annar.


Vilhjálmur hefur einnig verið skólastjóri í þremur skólum, Héraðsskólanum á Laugarvatni, Reykholtsskóla í Reykholti og Menntaskólanum á Egilsstöðum, þar starfaði hann síðar í hlutastarfi sem stærðfræði kennari. Hann er einnig málari, og sérhæfir sig í að mála landslag, og hafa verk hans verið sýnd í nokkrum listagalleríum á Íslandi.


Hann stundaði nám við Dartmouth College. Sonur hans Einar Vilhjálmsson sem síðar keppti fyrir Íslands hönd í spjótkasti karla á Ólympíuleikunum (1984, 1988 og 1992).


Why i choose this text:

Vilhjálmur is one of icelands top athletes ever, and for that simple reason the text is about him.

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Guðni Páll Pálsson

Guðni is the person who this interview will be about. Guðni is chosen for a few simple reasons, being one of icelands top runners, his recent success, and him being my brother makes communicating real easy.


Personal best's?:
800m: 1:59,61 (2014)
1500m: 4:20,46 (2014)
3000m: 9:13,07 (2015)
5000m: 16:31,15 (2014)
5km road; 16:10 (2015)
10km road: 33:06 (2014)
Half marathon: 1:15:34 (2015)
Marathon: 3:00:00 (2013)
Laugavegurinn (55km): 4:51:08 (2015)


What do you consider your biggest success in running so far?

I can't really decide between the European Cross Country Championships in february this year, or The World trail Championships in may this year. Perhaps my biggest success would be the year 2015.

Where do you train?

Reykjavík with team GPJ, coached by Gunnar Páll Jóakimsson.


What club do you compeete for?

ÍR


What is your main event?

I don't really like having this one, i'ts real hard to make a decision, but my best event is probably the 5 and 10k.


Do you have any goals for the future in running?
Just to keep improving in every event and have fun while doing it.