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Tarald Kleppa Øvrebø in the end finished in 15th place after 34:35:17 alone with Mother Nature and heavy snow.
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The Åsnes Expedition Amundsen gets started each year with a blast from a gun.
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Canadian Laurent Belanger early on in the race and he raced as an individual. He finished 36th in 53:18:51
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It is unclear why this athlete felt overly warm here, but he was likely alone going bare chested in this race, and this likely did not last too long.
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Deep snow tested the determination of all the athletes, but everyone seemed to take it in strides.
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When the sun came out everyone felt good, and that was not only true for the athletes.
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According to the race manual all participants have to record at least 8 hours of rest at the three checkpoints along the course, but 4 of these 8 hours have to be taken at Viersla, the 3rd checkpoint.
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If it were easy everyone would be doing it. But that is certainly not the case here.
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An athlete approaches the final checkpoint.
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Ida Jahren Herud together with Anne Jahren were the fastest female team on the course and 8th overall among all teams in 33:59:11.
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Anders Ribbing-Siemensen and Hans Olav Kristiansen - Team Brynje of Norway finished 10th in the male team division in 34:05:40
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The front group apparently took turns making tracks in the 50cm deep new snow.
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AK Glück Teigland was wearing bib number 1 and he ended up in fourth place after 28:39:01 close to nature.
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Folks in triathlon who get angry about massive drafting packs maybe ought to consider this race.
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When the sun goes down the race continues and athletes are now guided by headlamps.
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Determined towards the finish of the amazing 100km Åsnes Expedition Amundsen.