Oscar Svard of Sweden won the Swedish Vasaloppet on Sunday ahead of Martin Larsson also of Sweden. Norwegian Jorgen Aukland was third.
Photo from Oscar Svard's 2003 Vasaloppet win
Jorgen Aukland has a second and third from previous Vasloppet races
– It’s not much to say. I wasn’t strong enough at the end. I was incredibly tired toward the end and was only trying to hang on, and that wasn’t good enough, said Jorgen Aukland right after the race.
He was 2 seconds behind Svard after 90-kilometers. 5 seconds separated the top ten skiers.
Top ten men:
1 03:51:47 Oskar SvÃ¤rd Ulricehamns IF
2 03:51:48 Martin Larsson Arvika IS
3 03:51:49 JÃ¶rgen Aukland Norway
4 03:51:50 Martin Koukal Arvika IS
5 03:51:50 Jerry Ahrlin Ã–stersund
6 03:51:51 Magnus Jonsson IFK Mora SK
7 03:51:51 Erik Eriksson IFK Mora SK
8 03:51:51 Tord Asle Gjerdalen Norway
9 03:51:52 Anders PalmÃ©r IF Hallby SOK
10 03:51:52 Mattias Svahn IFK Mora SK
Top four women:
1 04:24:09 Sofia Lind Ã…sarna IK
2 04:25:05 Ulrica Persson Vansbro AIK
3 04:27:14 Christina Paluselli Italy
4 04:33:04 Lara Peyrot Italy
Source: Langrenn.com and Skidsport.com
Complete results at http://www.vasaloppet.se/start2005/se/index.html