INGEBRIGTSEN J (NOR)
- Gold 7:56.15
It wasn´t easy, there were a lot of elbows. It was a really good competition with good athletes and ´m glad to be on the podium.
Some other races started with a high pace and this wasn´t like that. I think the others had respect for us and they handed it to us so that we could make it our race.
I am 16 minutes past my bedtime, but it´s an amazing day.
O'HARE C (GBR)
- Silver 7:57.19
I just hope that run was good enough to get into Team Ingebrigtsen. I was going to just start at the back but then I saw those guys having too much fun up the front so I thought I´d join in and get involved.
I knew there was going to be a dip. I mis-timed my last step and didn´t get a good dip in. As you saw on the screen it was dead close but that´s racing. If someone´s way out in front for ages and the medals are decided with three laps to go it´s a bit boring.
INGEBRIGTSEN HB (NOR)
- Bronze 7:57.19
I knew Chris (O´HARE, GBR) was coming in the end and saw it on the big screen and I just thought I´m going to go for it. I just dived and I think I gained two hundredths doing that. I jumped for it. I saw him coming past me and I gave it my all.
I watched a lot of the (tv show) MacGyver growing up so I just did the MacGyver jump.
I think I deserve to own half of Jakob´s (INGEBRIGTSEN) medals. So in my mind, I won one bronze and half a gold medal.
We prepared for everything but we didn´t plan anything. I felt we controlled the race form start to finish. We controlled the pace and our positions and waited for the bell to ring.
The most important thing is that we won today, Team Norway won today.