In advance, a lot was about the meeting between Lina Korsgren and Marit Björgen, who had a fight during the Vasaloppet.

A race that Korsgren then won.

But in the end it was Astrid Öyre Slind who took home the victory in the long distance race in Norway.

- The very best were on the starting line so it's great, she says to NRK.

Hedda Amundsen finished second.

Björgen, who earlier in the race had to let go of the lead, made up for a sprint and slid with a meter to good in third place.

- It was brutal.

My whole body hurts.

It was tough, she says to NRK.

Lina Korsgren finished fifth.