INGEBRIGTSEN J (NOR)
- Winner 18:38.23
So happy to win this race, satisfied with my time.Last year I won a gold medal as well, however this year I feel much stonger than last year. I have noticed some fights during the race, guys were watching me but I felt released I could make the effort to speed up at the end and win. Happy to see my brother at the race, too and feel his support.
BARBAROS R (TUR)
- Second 18:40.20
It is a great honor for me that I won a silver medal - the first medal at European Cross Country Championships in junior category for Turkey ever - at such a top event. In the beginning I was running in the middle of runners as I did not feel very well - I had a pain in my stomach. However, I managed to speed up and I am very glad I reached the silver medal. Now I will go sleep, no celebration for me as I am totally destroyed (laugh).
GILAVERT L (FRA)
- Bronze 18:44.54
The race was not very fast, mostly the first 2 laps, I expected to run faster and get better time at the finish line but the most importat is that I got the medal and 3rd place is great. As a team we feel very disappointed because we really wanted to finish 1st and the 2nd place is not satisfying for me and my teammates.