She beat the course record from 2004. Runner up was Gonny Rosendaal from the Netherlands. Henrik Oftedal from Norway won the mens field with 10:59:57.
It was a close battle between Susanne Buckenlei and Gonny Rosendaal during the entire day. Buckenlei managed to pull away during the final steep climbs. At the finish line at Mountain Gaustatoppen, she was 16 minutes ahead.
227 participants from 23 nations jumped into the water from a car ferry in the early morning at 0500 hours.