Nearly 20,000 runners took part in various races tied to the Oslo Marathon over the weekend, with unseasonably warm weather drawing crowds of spectators as well.
The sweat ran among both participants and the crowds who turned the annual event into what the Norwegians call a folkefest (people’s party). Norwegians won both the men’s and women’s marathons, with Marius Vedvik placing first with a time of two hours, 21 minutes, 50 seconds and Marthe Katrine Myhre finishing in two hours, 43 minutes, 31 seconds.
They avoided the worst of the heat in the morning marathon, as temperatures rose for the half-marathon later in the day. It was won by Okubamichael Fissehatsion from Eritrea, with a time of one hour, five minutes, 49 seconds. Rebecca Louise Hilland from BFG Bergen Friidrettsklubb won the women’s half-marathon with a time of one hour, 16 minutes, 46 seconds.