Stephanie Santer (ITA), Seraina Boner (SUI), Jenny Hansson (SWE) (l-r)
Espen Harald Bjerke (NOR)
SERAINA BONER (SUI) CLAIMS VICTORY AT THE BIRKEBEINERRENNET
Seraina Boner (SUI, Fischer) claimed victory at the Birkebeinerrennet over 54 kilometre in classical style ahead of her brand mates Stephanie Santer (ITA, Fischer skis, boots and poles) and Jenny Hansson (SWE, Fischer). On the men's side Roger Aa Djupvik (NOR, Fischer), Espen Harald Bjerke (NOR, Fischer) and Anders Soedergren only had to accept defeat against Anders Aukland (NOR).
Over 16.000 competitores started on the footsteps of king Haakon from Rena to Lillehammer today. The fastest woman on the track was Seraine Boner, who finished after 2:47:03 hours and thus claimed victory ath the Birkebeinerrennet for the second time. "The first five kilometres were so hard I wasn't sure if I would make it. But I had perfect skis.At the end I am very very happy to have been able to win this fantastic race again," said the overwhelmed winner. Second place was taken by Stephanie Santer who thus was able to celebrate the victory in the FIS Marathon Cup. The Italian won with 551 points followed by Seraine Boner (485 points) and Jenny Hansson (442 points).