FJr: Amund Rognes Kokkvoll wins Femund Junior 2013
Author: Marianne Merli (transl Tove Tronslien) Photo: Marianne Merli Publish date: 01.02.13 23:45
The dream came through for Amund Rognes Kokkvoll from “Femunden Trekkhundklubb.” He has just passed the finish line in Kjerkgata, Røros and this means he is the winner of Femund Junior 2013, which is also the trial Norwegian Championship for long-distance junior racers this year.
Amund Rognes Kokkvoll
The ambiance at “Kjerkgata” is great. The music is beating from the sound system and the high attendance audience is cheering on the juniors as they cross the finish line.
Amund has distanced 213 kilometer in slow snow conditions. The tracks have been challenging, with several meters elevations in difference. The temperature has varied from minus 4 to minus 15 degrees Celsius.
Amund gives all the credit for the victory to his dogs, but everyone knows that the cooperation between the dog and the musher is important, so Amund will have to share the glory. He races with dogs from Fram Kennel and Sigrid Ekran where he has been working full-time this year.
At times, Amund was convinced Gjermund was insanely close, but it turned out that he wasn’t at all.
Amund finished the first leg from Røros to Tufsingdalen in 6 hours and 51 minutes. From Tufsingdalen to Tolga he used 4 hours and 7 minutes. The last leg from Tolga to Røros was finished in 4 hours and 59 minutes.
We congratulate Amund with the win!
Gjermund Brennodden Budal from Folldal Trekkhundklubb arrived at a noble second place, 14 minutes behind Amund. Gjermund is very pleased with the achievement; his goal was to be in the top five.
Gjermund Brennodden Budal
Third place went to Niklas Rogne from Femund Trekkhundklubb. Even though his ambitions were higher he is satisfied with a spot among the top three.