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From the archive – Denmark holiday

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Pregnant Siri and husband Tor in August last year – their son is now 9 months old. Århus, Denmark.
(If anyone has a hat like that for sale – I’m buying)

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Woman checking her luggage before boarding ferry to Norway. Hirtshals, Denmark.

From the archive – scenes from Mumbai

Assignments, Random, Travel

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Had to go into my archive from last year to find some specific pictures for a friend, and found these.

From when I was in Mumbai in February of last year on an assignment on surrogacy in India.

These are random pictures from going from place to place.

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Easter holiday, springtime and no assignments

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Hanging out on roof, finally some good temperatures in Stavanger.

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Tommy getting a tan. Also, start of f/4-month

Assignment – Runners in Eldoret, for Plot

Assignments, Sports, Travel

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9 out of 10 world record holders for the marathon are Kenyan, and they’re all from Eldoret.

So why do white people even try? At their best they can never beat the runners from Kenya, they’re not even close.

Published in a 31-page spread in the newest addition to the Norwegian magazine flora – PLOT.

Some of these were in the article, some of them didn’t make the cut.

Also, they’re in no particular order.

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21 kilometers uphill. At the 11 km mark
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Sunrise in Eldoret, around 5 am
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Sindre Buraas at the office
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Kenyan runner training
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Runners stretching after workout
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Winner of New York marathon, Edna Kiplagat, at airport in Eldoret
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Kipchoge (“Kip”) Keino at Eldoret country club
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Kip Keinos childrens home
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Runners are everywhere in Eldoret
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View of Rift Valley
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Stretching after workout
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Sindre Buraas at the office
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Relaxing after workout
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Getting some sleep en route to uphill workout
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Sindre Buraas after finishing 21 km uphill run
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Carbohydrates are usually bad, but needed after heavy workouts

Assignment – Kaizers Orchestra and Tore Renberg with play

Assignments, Culture

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Janove of Kaizers.
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Some of the actors in the play.
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Janove of Kaizers in front, and writer Tore Renberg in the back.

Sometimes the press relations people go out of their way to make my job way easier than it should be. This is how press conferences should be.

Archive: Wedding in London


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Bride Inger
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Groom Ben
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Ben and Inger

A glimmer of hope in the Kayole-Soweto slum

Politics, Poverty

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Maisha mema kids collage

These are 20 of around 230 children getting their education fully funded through the Maisha Mema (translated: Better Life) programme in the Kayole-Soweto slum. Free primary education in Kenya was re-introduced by president Kibaki in 2003, although «free» is a matter of definition.

The education in itself may be free, but there are still expenses such as desks, books and uniforms that parents must pay, and this amounts to between 6000 and 10000 shilling a year (around $70 – $120). This may not sound too steep, but considering that an average monthly income in the slum is less than 3000 shilling, paying more than two months salary per child is just too much for the vast majority of families.

The Maisha Mema programme provides with education all the way through to college and university, for children who otherwise would have no chance of even going to primary school. They have been a tremendous help in providing contacts and access for a story I’m doing in Kayole-Soweto, and I encourage everyone to send them a donation.

Ngong racetracks

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Horserace at Ngong racetrack, outside Nairobi.

When are the races? I asked.

Almost every sunday, they replied.

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Results board
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One of six races
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Some loose
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Some win

African animals

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Moved site to new servers, so been having some redirect issues lately, causing a bunch of 404 errors. All single post views have been unavailable, but should be back online now.