26-year-old clocked in to the knallsterke 6.07,16. With it he set the track record and the Norwegian bestenotering at the distance ever.
Pedersen opened weaker than Sven Kramer, but ate them as being close. In the second half of the race only increased, and he increased to the Netherlands-the star.
- It is totally sick. It has not completely gone up for me. The way I do it, is absolutely incredible. All voted, and I never lost the speed. It was totally insane, " says Sverre Lunde Pedersen, the Norwegian broadcasting corporation NRK.
Patrick Roest was the largest gullfavoritten on Thursday's distance, but the dutchman was unable to punish pedersen's vinnertid and was struck with the 4,52 seconds. He had to thus settle for the silver, while Kramer took the biggest.LOVE: - It is totally sick, " says Sverre Lunde Pedersen. Photo: NTB scanpix Show more
- This is world-class. He runs one of his best 5000 race ever, " said skøyteekspert Even Wetten on NRK.
With a time of 6.23,80 ended up Håvard Bøkko on the 16.-place when he was back in the city where he in 2011 became the world champion in the 1500-metre. That was until Thursday's distansegull on skates.
I have always had a dream to become world champion. In the day I was there, so this is especially. All voted, and I never lost the speed. It is far over expectations and difficult to describe, " says Pedersen of the Norwegian broadcasting corporation.
To NTB he says:
- It feels absolutely amazing. It is difficult to put words on it. I'm the world champion. It is very, very delicious. Norway has a large skøytehistorie. It is very special to be a part of it - and it is something I have worked hard for in many years.
Earlier in the evening was Sofie Karoline Haugen last of those who came in the goal of the women's 3000 metres. Currently 4.23,71 held-to 19.-space. Martina Sáblíková from the Czech republic took the gold.
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