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UCPH team sprinted to record DHL relay win (updated)

Time of 1:36:52 by University of Copenhagen team from Health faculty was enough to beat CBS, DTU, Aalborg campus. The win was not a coincidence, a team member says

They did it last year. And in 2015 they did it again, and even faster.

With an average time of 19:20 for each of the 5+ kilometre legs, the team from Medicin x01 jb was seven whole minutes ahead of their 2014 time, making it well-nigh impossible for other university teams to keep up.

Jesper Borg Andersen from the winning team explains to the University Post that the win today was the result of a year-long strategy.

“We knew that if we were going to go for the universities trophy again, we would have had to go under 20 minutes on average. And we didn’t leave anything up to coincidence,” he says.

Just training hard

Thomas Lorentzen kicked off as a first starter with a sizzling 16:26 for the first non-traffic-blocked 5k. Jesper Borg Andersen (20:30), Mads Thorsen (20:08), Jonas Kristiansen (18:49) and Emil Pedersen (19:30) were then able to press home their advantage. An advantage that in the end was more than five minutes ahead of the second placed team from Copenhagen Business School ‘CBS Finance’.

The team in 2015 was almost the same as in 2014, but with Jon Dyg Sperling on paternity leave being replaced by Jonas.

“But the result last Friday was mostly from all of us training hard and just running faster,” says Jesper Borg Andersen.

2,040 UCPH runners

Results in other categories are yet to be confirmed, but reporters from the University Post appear to have won – for the third time running – the fastest on Central Campus trophy.

When it came down to it, the winning team’s efforts were enough by far (Photo: Jaqueline Schröter)

As usual, the DHL event was a huge University of Copenhagen staff and students event with 2,040 runners taking part, slightly off from last year’s peak.

Excess food donated to the homeless

According to organiser Niels Wollesen this translated into 2,200 portions of Chili con Carne, 150 portions of Chili sin Carne, 1,500 pieces of fruit, 390 litres chocolate milk and 140 litres of juice. It was all swilled down with 2,000 litres of ecologically sound draught beer.

Excess food was donated to the homeless.

More results and galleries from the event will be forthcoming on the University Post in the coming hours and days. Until then you can find yourself in our huge University Post DHL 2015 photo album on Facebook here.

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