Chilly weather and happy runners in this year’s KI-loppet
This year’s KI race took place in somewhat overcast and chilly conditions. That may have been just as well, as the competitors gave it their all and were certainly warm enough by the time they reached the finish line.
“The KI race is great for international students. We arrived here this semester but have already had an excellent introduction to KI through a range of events, and have been made to feel extremely welcome,” said Lena (Zombie) Schaller and Marianne (Mad Scientist) Brookman, both Master’s students in toxicology.
They were two of the 210 participants – 170 individual entrants and 10 teams – participating in the race at Campus Flemingsberg on 20 September.
The somewhat robust weather conditions that accompanied the race were almost certainly of benefit to the runners, the fastest of whom in the individual class was Joakim Eriksson, currently studying the first term of the physiotherapy programme.
“I finished on 14 minutes 23 seconds, a decent time for me. I do have some experience of running as I compete in distances between 5,000 and 10,000 metres,” explained the winner, catching his breath just after reaching the finish line.