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Photos from
previous years:
Vértex 24h 2006
Vértex 24h 2007


External links:
Vértex 24h
Jon Jogensjö's video

 
Vértex 24h, 2008
 

Vértex 24h   2008

A 24 hour ice skating competition for teams and solo skaters in Östersund 22 - 23 February 2008.

- At Östersunds trotting-track.
- One lap = 815 m.
- One class for teams, one class for solo skaters.
- Maximum 12 skaters per team (one member on the track at the time).
- Winner: the team respectively solo skater which/who skated most laps in 24 hours.

I have so many photos from previous years so this year i relaxed instead of taking
photos when I was "off duty". All the Stockholm Speedskater-skaters that were
skating the same hours as I are missing on the photos.

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We flew over the track as we landed in Östersund.
This year the inside track was used instead of the outside track.
Sharp eyed persons can see the solo skaters who had started already at noon.

(Photo: me)

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Solo skater Björn Larsson from Stockholm Speedskaters. When this photo was taken he
had skated for 6 h 54 min.

(Photo: me)

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Team skaters that have completed their laps passing over to the next skaters.

(Photo: me)

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larger photo.

(Photo: me)

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The room where Stockholm Speedskaters could relax, keep warm, eat...

(Photo: me)

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...and sleep.

(Photo: me)

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Part time result after 4 h 42 min. Our main competitors had given walk over
so our goal instead became to make our both teams sharing the victory.
Both teams kept exactly the same pace for 24 hours.

(Photo: me)

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Janne Andersson and Jon Jogensjö.

(Photo: me)

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Karolin Palmertz Cerne and Håkan Eriksson.

(Photo: me)

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Rudi Eichler and Sven Rudberg.

(Photo: me)

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Jon Jogensjö and Janne Andersson.

(Photo: me)

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Janne Andersson and Jon Jogensjö.

(Photo: me)

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Karolin Palmertz Cerne and Håkan Eriksson.

(Photo: me)

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Rudi Eichler and Sven Rudberg.

(Photo: me)

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Christina Wahlstedt.

(Photo: me)

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Janne Herrström (and Anders Lindström) being chased by Jon Jogensjö.
Watch Jon's video!

(Photo: me)

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Roger Melander.

(Photo: me)

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Janne Herrström and Anders Lindström.

(Photo: me)

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Anders Kamb and Roger Melander. And here we have Jon Bergström with his film camera
again, watch Jon's video!

(Photo: me)

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Solo skaters Filip Sauer and Björn Larsson. They had skated for 23 h 35 min when this
photo was taken, still 25 min to go. (Their competition ended at noon.)

(Photo: me)

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The finish at 5 pm, end of the last lap. The two skaters from Stockholm Speedskaters
making sure that they will cross the finish line at exactly the same time.

(Photo: me)

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The above mentioned is happening.

(Photo: me)

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Benny Nilsson and Christina Wahlstedt being photographed by Janne Herrström.

(Photo: me)

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5.03 pm. Prize ceremony held by Vértex organizer Patrik Nordin.

(Photo: me)

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Team Flextronics (left) that ended up on 3rd place and the two teams from Stockholm Speedskaters.

(Photo: me/selftimer)

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The two teams from Stockholm Speedskaters that shared the 1st place.
Standing:   Jon Jogensjö, Janne Andersson, Måns Diedrichs, Staffan Bergvall, Håkan Landin, Patrik Permats, me, Håkan Eriksson, Roger Melander and Karolin Palmerz Cerne.
Kneeling:   Benny Nilsson, Sven Rudberg, Anders Lindström, Christina Wahlstedt,
Janne Herrström, Rudi Eichler, Anders Kamb and Johan Cerne.

(Photo: Vértex-Erika with my camera.)

Results:
1) Stockholm Speedskaters team 1 and team 2 (904 laps/736,76 km, new Swedish record)
3) Flextronics (820 laps/668,3 km)
4) Sports Tech (765 laps/623,5 km)
25 tems participated.

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Måns Diedrichs.

(Photo: me)

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Party at Folkets Hus 2½ hours after the finish of the race.

(Photo: me)

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A second prize ceremony held by Vértex organizer Patrik Nordin.

(Photo: B. Larsson with my camera.)


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This was the third year Stockholm Speedskaters won Vértex 24h.

(Photo: me)

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