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Probably the best Fossavatnsgangan in years

Around 1000 popular skiers came together for one last time in 2018's Worldloppet winter at Isafjordur, Icland, at the Fossavatnsgangan.

Date:30.04.2018
Contributed byFossavatn Ski Marathon

The Fossavatnsgangan 2018 was held this weekend in Isafjordur, Iceland and concluded the Worldloppet winter season. As the previous years it turned out to be the perfect venue for a season-ender and after this race weekend many happy faces travelled home, some happy faces are staying in Isafjordur. 

In total there were 915 popular skiers from all around the world (some of them got their 10th stamp into their Worldloppet passport) that finished in one of the five different distances offered on Thursday and Saturday. The major part of the participants did the 50 km main race with 545 starters. The winners of the main race are Maria Gräfinings from Sweden, 2nd in this year's FIS Worldloppet Cup & the Russian Olympic Medalist, Ilya Chenrousov. 

"This year's race was probably the best one for years, with a clear blue sky, sunshine and calm wind so there were happy and sun-kissed participants who finished and got together for the Fossavatn Cake buffet and the 50 km award ceremony.", said the OC. 

It seems like the day was far from being over though, as in the evening a big part of the popular skiers, the elite skiers and the organizers got together again for the so-called Fossavatnparty to celebrate a fantastic skiing day in Iceland and the end of the Worldloppet winter season 2018. 

"The Fossavatnsgangan organizers wish to thank all participants and all the many volunteers that make the event happen, without them this oldest ski race in Iceland wouldn't exist.", says the organizing team. 

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The main results of the Fossavatnsgangan

50 km

Men 13-34 y.o.

  1. Ilya Chernousov, RUS 02:13:59
  2. Alexander Panzhinskiy, RUS 02:19:11
  3. Snorri Eyþór Einarsson, ISL 02:23:17

Men 35-49 y.o.

  1. Karl-Gunnar Skjönsfjell, NOR 02:35:11
  2. Cato Ryste, NOR 02:48:51
  3. Gísli Einar Árnason, ISL 02:53:08

Men 50-65 y.o.

  1. Einar Ólafsson, ISL 02:57:46
  2. John Downing, USA 02:58:51
  3. Kirill Gorev, RUS 03:02:58

Men 66+ y.o.

  1. Magnús Eiríksson, ISL 03:11:28
  2. Tom Morten Kristiansen, NOR 03:20:03
  3. Aleksandr Sosnin, RUS 03:26:03

 

Women 13-34 y.o.

  1. Maria Gräfnings, SWE 02:36:17
  2. Anouk Faivre Picon, FRE 02:45:20
  3. Selina Gasparin, CHE 02:46:56

Women 35-49 ára

  1. Kamila Borutova, CZE 02:59:41
  2. Brandy Stewart, CAN 03:11:36
  3. Guðbjörg Rós Sigurðardóttir, ISL 03:29:29

Women 50-65 y.o.

  1. Cathrine Bendz Aarrestad, NOR 03:25:02
  2. Marjut Rolig, FIN 03:31:41
  3. Tricia Swartling, USA 03:34:25

Women 66+ y.o.

  1. Carolyn Tiernan, USA 03:55:54
  2. Danièle Grenier, CAN 04:53:59
  3. Kathy Christy, USA 04:58:13

 

25 km

Men 13-34 y.o.

  1. Steven Patrick Gromatka, ISL 01:27:33
  2. Einar Birkir Sveinbjörnsson, ISL 01:39:27
  3. Sveinbjörn Orri Heimisson, ISL 01:45:58

Men 35-49 y.o.

  1. Mark MacLachlan, USA 01:32:18
  2. Václav Mráz, CZE 01:43:40
  3. Jan Knyttl, CZE 01:45:39

Men 50-65 y.o.

  1. Simo Sukselainen, FIN 01:44:31
  2. Guðmundur Rafn Kristjánsson, ISL 01:51:46
  3. Paul Kadziora, CAN 01:52:15

Men 66+ y.o.

  1. Bob Gray, USA 01:46:48
  2. Mike Ivie, USA 01:57:31
  3. Sigurður Gunnarsson, ISL 02:06:50

Women 13-34 y.o.

  1. Karoline Øren, NOR 01:31:09
  2. Linda Rós Hannesdóttir, ISL 01:32:36
  3. Hildur Karen Jónsdóttir, ISL 01:54:20

Women 35-49 y.o.

  1. Lindsey Bengtson, USA 01:52:04
  2. Barbara Kreisle, USA 02:03:30
  3. Hege Karete Hamre, NOR 02:14:44

Women 50-65 y.o.

  1. Martha Ernstsdóttir, ISL 01:54:59
  2. Guðrún Kolbrún Otterstedt, ISL 02:05:40
  3. Jóhanna Oddsdóttir, ISL 02:06:10

Women 66+ y.o.

  1. Helga Flemmen Innselset, NOR 02:11:17
  2. Jorunn Jordan, NOR 02:16:57
  3. Sara Elín Svanlaugsdóttir, ISL 02:57:43

 

12,5 km

men

  1. Óskar Jakobsson, ISL 00:43:53.2
  2. Jón Haukur Vignisson, ISL 00:52:30.3
  3. Jens Ingvar Gíslason, ISL 00:52:52.6

Women

  1. Hrefna Dís Pálsdóttir, ISL 00:51:48.5
  2. Harpa Sigríður Óskarsdóttir, ISL 00:53:43.3
  3. María Kristín Ólafsdóttir, ISL 01:02:04.1

 

 


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