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Næss, Atle og Haug, Jan: Hamar - a tradition of skating
Hamar - a tradition of skating
In the European Championships held at Hamar in February 1894, Jaap Eden set his classic 5000m record of 8.37.6 on the ice of Lake Mjøsa. Many of the great names of skating are intimately associated with Hamar - Jaap Eden, Oscar Mathisen, Hjalmar Andersen, Amund Sjøbrend and Hein Vergeer. Here they have set records which will forever be regarded as milestones in the sport - 8.37.6, 44.0, 17.01.5, 16.32.6 ...
Hamar - a tradition of skating is a record i words and pictures of what Hamar has meant for sport of speed-skating, and what in turn the sport has meant for Hamar.
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