Martin Løwstrøm Nyenget ended on sølvplass after a strong finish, while Hans Christer Holund took the biggest. Simen Hegstad Krüger was a long way to the medal, but ended outside the podium.
– This is huge. It was really just the victory that was good enough today. I would not have been world champion today, but it was good enough to be fishing, " said Iversen to NRK.
Varden Meråker-runner was the only one of the four at the probable world cup team in the 15 km classic that went the distance in NM, and he came to the start as the clear favorite. He was challenged by several runners, but kept them behind and won 7,3 seconds in front of Nyenget.
Iversen took command from the start and led after the passage of 1.5 kilometers per second in front of Erik Valnes and 5.1 front Krüger.PROUD: Emil Iversen coasted into second place on the sprint in Lillehammer and has submitted a very good application to go the sprint at the world CHAMPIONSHIPS in Seefeld in February. After the race was papa Ole Morten Iversen proud of her son, but despite a solid opening to the season, not many Arild Monsen love trønderen place in the world cup squad. Video: Kristoffer Løkås... Show more
Valnes did not manage to follow up the strong opening, but Lightning-the duo Krüger and Holund went faster than Iversen up to 5 km and placed itself as number two and three, respectively is 2.6 and 5.3 seconds behind.
On the next round managed Iversen to increase a bit to the competition. Krüger passed the 10 mile 5.7 seconds behind Holund 6,3 behind. Nyenget went up and mixed in medaljekampen of 9.5 seconds behind the leader.
Into against the target increased Iversen further. Nyenget finished the best of the pursuers and took the silver 7,3 seconds behind him, while Holand was 1,4 seconds from silver and Krüger three seconds from bronze.
John Høsflot Klæbo, Martin Johnsrud sundby's time and Didrik Tønseth did not on Thursday. They are considered all that secure at the Norwegian world cup team in the distance. the