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Eritreans Win 1st, 2nd and 4th at Oslo Half Marathon Race



issehatsion to the top of the half marathon in Oslo
Half marathon is the distance with the highest number of participants in the BMW Oslo Marathon, this year there were 8007 who completed this distance. With so great weather like today it was a great race party, almost too hot for the many more we write 17 September.

By: OLAV ENGEN | | 17 September 2016

Okubamichael Fissehatsion from IK Tjalve and Rebekah Louise Hilland from BFG Bergen FIK won today’s half marathon in BMW Oslo Marathon, but without threatening track records.
Eritreans Win 1st, 2nd and 4th in Oslo Half Marathon Race

Fissehatsion won the men’s class
in men’s class was what awaited twice Tyrving at twice Fissehatsion in the lead from the start, with Okubamichael as the most aggressive. Already early in the race got Sanaya a stretch, but hung pretty well with the 15 km where he passed 15 km 24 seconds behind Okubamichael. He had to turn off sharply on the move towards the end and “jogged” into 12th place in 1:11:41. However, it was Fissehatsionseier anyway. Okubamichaels time was 1:05:59.

– I am very happy, but it was a bit hot to run today. I ran alone the whole time, but got little help from second on the distance, says Okubamichael Fissehatsion.
At 8 km is both Fissehatsiongutta together – with solid hatch back (photo: Runar Gilberg).
Okubamichael come first to the finish line (photo: Bjorn Johannessen).

Second place went to Zerei Kbrom Mezngi Vadso Atlet club who finished the strongest of all and crossed the finish line 34 seconds behind the winner with time 1:06:23. By 15 km he was 1:08 behind. Both he and Fissehatsiongutta is from Eritrea, but the other two runs for IK Tjalve.

Jonas Lurås Hammer from Lørenskog FILE finished strongly and came to third in 1:07:38 and was thus best Norwegian-born runner.

– I’m happy, it was fun with 3rd place which was what I hoped for before the start , said hammer finish. – I was running most alone, it’s just taking one kilometer at a time. It was hot at the end , said Hammer boasted a good arrangement.
Thomas Bereket opened hard and was once punished a bit for it, but ran into 4th place in 1:08:05 (Photo: Runar Gilberg).

It was their starting flight handicap class, here we see Bente Skari accompanying for Hakon Gisholt furthest forward in the field (photo: Runar Gilbert