Petter Karlsson started out 1 hour and 45 minuets after Ralph Johannessen from Sövollen. Petter had then been resting for 2h 7 minuets, while Ralph had only made a short stop of 12 minuets. The next run to Orkelbogen was 107 km.
Petter had a smooth run and was gaining on Ralph. When he passed the bridge at Tynset Petter was only 25 minuets behind. When it was about 10 km left to Orkelbogen Petter overtook Ralph, and he reached the chekpoint 8 minuets a head of him. On Orkelbogen Petter will take his 8h mandatory rest.