Bøkko second in Salt Lake City

Håvard Bøkko during the World Championships 2007 in Heerenveen. Photo: Wikipedia.

Håvard Bøkko during the World Championships 2007 in Heerenveen. Photo: Wikipedia.

 

Håvard Bøkko from Hønefoss, Norway placed second in the 5000m World Cup speed skating race at Utah Olympic Oval in Salt Lake City on March 8, behind Dutch skater Sven Kraemer.

His compatriot Carl Verheijen came in third.

Kramer won with 6.06,64, while Bøkko’s time, 6.09,94. is new Norwegian record on the distance.

Norway’s Sverre Haugli placed 11th and Øystein Grødum 15th.

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