Inger Marie Haaland, Fagerheim (47) created a new history of Europe’s longest sledehundløp, Finnmarksløpet, when she crossed the finishing line as the Norwegian Thursday kl. 19.06. She is the first woman to have won the open class 1000 km. In addition, she is the second in history to win the feature of the first run. It is only Kjetil Backen, Eidanger from Team Canada who have done this previously (2001).
Sled Dog long is one of the few sports where men and women compete in the same class, and female long distance riders, the last two-three years taken steps right up in the top.
Finnmark Løpets 1000 km have start in Alta and go through all of Finnmark in the Russian border, Kirkenes with Checkpoint as the farthest east. Winner Inger Marie Haaland spent 5 days, 6 hours and 50 minutes on their race. It is a record for this route, which was adopted in 2003.
Finnmarksløpet also has a class for 8-spann 500 km. It was won by Arnt Ola Skjervefossen from Rennebu. Skjervefossen has come as a cannon into the long game. He started his first sledehundløp last year, Hallinger (160). He also ran Finnmark Løpets 500 km last year, where he finished on a strong 3.plass. This year has Skjervefossen run three races, Gausdal Marathon (240 km), Femund race (400 km) and Finnmarksløpet (500 km). He has won all.
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