Last team in, winners celebrated

Author: Tonje LilleĆ„s (transl. Anna Helena Stoller)         Publish date: 05.02.13 18:54

While Christer Afseer was passing the finish line as last musher, the winners were beeing celebrated on the podium in Kjerkegata.

It turned into a big ovation when the award ceremony was temporarily interruptet to welcome Afseer across the finish line in Røros. Afseer got this years Red Latern award.

The winner of the F400 won amongst other things a BEWE sled. It´s the type Alpi 2 and will be constructed in cooperation with the Elisabeth Edlands wishes and demands. Additionaly the sled will be equiped with a sledbag, handelbarbag etc. The main prize for the F600 winner was a Polaris Sportsman 500 EFI EU-Traktor. The F600 class being the Norwegian championship, Ralph Johannessen, this years F600 winner also became this years Norwegian Champion and the others on the podium tok off their hat when the national anthem "Ja, vi elsker" was played after the medals where distribued. Ralph Johannessen tok the chance to give his thanks to the promoters, handlers and competitors.

But not only the winners received their awards during the ceremony. Ralph Johannesens dog Jutta won the golden harness award. This prize goes to a dog who remarks himself in an exceptionnaly way with f.ex. extraordinary physical skills, as an extremly good leader or with other unique skills which makes him an unique sleddog.

Vibeke Grytbak, musher in the F400, got the award for best dog care. Grytbak finished with a fabulous 8. place.

The prize for the Rookie of the year was distributed to Jørn Oppheim in the F400 class. He won a BEWE stainless steel snowhook with inscription and half a palet of Appetitt Extreme dog food. 

The Sportsmanship award was handed over to Kamila Günter, F400. She went to great lengths to help her fellow competitor Eirik Rotmo and his team over the last two mountain passes in the last stage. Kamila received a pair of Protex Femundlabben.

Femundløpet thanks the following partners who donated the prizes: Appetitt Extreme hundefôr, BEWE sleds, Dogman, Fjellreven, Hundekjørerbutikken, Landmarks of Norway, Milano Pizza, Polaris, Protex, Troll mushing,  Villmark og Fritid, Widerøe.

Within this the Femundløpet 2013 ends and we hope to welcome you all back on the Femundløpet 2014, starding on the 30.01.2014.