Slovene Eva Urevc was the best with 2.40,67 and was the whole 4,21 seconds in front of Nadine Fähndrich from Switzerland. United states ' Sophie Caldwell was 4,36 seconds behind.
Six of the seven Norwegian women took on to the finals later Saturday. Maiken Caspersen Falla was the fastest of the Norwegian runners, and came into 5,89 seconds behind on 7.-space.
Other Norwegian locations in a gray Lahti: 9) Tiril Udnes Weng, 13) Mari-Owned, 17) Ane Appelkvist Stenseth, 18) Anne Kjersti Kalvaa, and 28) Anna Svendsen.
Sally Ear Fun came into the team in place for the sick Lotta Udnes Weng, but failed to qualify in among the 30 best. She ended at 39.-space. the