Fresh and familiar faces among the first men and women
The Swiss Mathias Nüesch and Stefan Graf had a head-to-head race on the entire track, with Nüesch reaching the finish line at 16:15 pm, Graf following with only two minutes difference at 16:17 pm. As third Lorenz Erland Linde from Norway crossed the finish line. While the SWISSMAN was a premiere for Nüesch and Graf, Linde took part for the second time in 2019.
For Flora Colledge, her second SWISSMAN ran at least as well as her first: At 5:34 pm, the Englishwoman was the first woman to reach the finish line on Kleine Scheidegg, for the second time in a row. At 6:22 pm the meanwhile seven-time SWISSMAN finisher Julia Nikolopoulos from Germany followed, her closely on the heels the Dutchwoman Heleen de Hooge, who crossed the finish line at 6:25 pm.