The Aukland brothers dominated the field in a September 16th, 15K Classic rollerski time-trial in Maridalen right outside Oslo. Only double-poling/double poling with kick was allowed.
The terrain is mostly flat and easy rolling. The event was done as mass-start and was a part ofÂ The Long DistanceÂ National team's dryland camp. Several of the participants in the race were none-national team members at high level.
Jorgen and Anders Aukland pulled away early in the race and got a gap that they never gave up. Jorgen then pulled away from Anders while the third (!) brother, Fredrik tied Rune Thorseth for third.
The time-trial was the National Teams last workout at the camp and Rune Thorseth expressed to Langrenn.com that he was very tired on Sunday night:
â€œIt feels like my whole body is aching — I should probably take it easy for a few days. We did a hard strength workout Saturday afternoon the day before the time-trial. We should possibly not have done that.â€
1. Jorgen Aukland 29.28
2. Anders Aukland 29.48
3. Rune Thorseth 29.58
4. Fredrik Aukland 29.58
5. Anders Hallingstad 29.59
6. Jens Arne Svartedal 30.02
7. Morten Brors 30.24
8. Tore Bjonviken 30.44