The fastest man on the 63km ski track of 39th Tartu Marathon in Estonia was
Anders Aukland (with 2:59:41) from Norway. The second place belonged to
Joergen Brink (2:59:42) and third to Oskar Svaerd (2:59:42), both from
Anders Aukland, the winner of the second consecutive year said that is was a
difficult race and the track was very good. “I felt strong during the last
kilometers and stayed up front. I had enough power,” comments the winner.
The best female skier on the track was Sandra Hansson from Sweden who
finished 37th in overall standings. She managed to beat Jenny Hansson from
Sweden and Anu Taehtinen from Finland who took the second and the third
place in female standings.
The race was held in temperatures a little bit below -10 with no wind or
The 39th Tartu Marathon took place on 21st of February on the hills and
slopes of Southern-Estonia. This year the event celebrated its 50th
anniversary with the largest number of registered participants (6500 people)
in more than twenty years. Tartu Maraton is also a part of Worldloppet and
FIS Marathon Cup.