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Total off day at today`s WRE Middle in the Olympic Fores...

Total off day at todays WRE Middle in the Olympic Forest Park. Another race/area which suited me wel...
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After becoming World Champion and European Champion in Sprint and winning 10 Sprint World Cup races ...
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Recovery day with only two shorter runs and the Beijing-...

Recovery day with only two shorter runs and the Beijing-O-Week press meeting in the Water Cube. Some...
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25.10: Silje Ekroll Jahren

WC-final in Aarau

The international orientering season ended with the World Cup Final in Aarau, Switzerland, 14th-16th...
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Bronze in sprint relay and winner in Italy Cup

E stata dura ma ne è valsa la pena! A quasi due anni dallintervento al tendine dAchille si s...
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Ended my season in the best way! But winning my last ori...

Ended my season in the best way! But winning my last orienteering race of 2016 was a hard piece of w...
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12.10.2016 - News from USA
12:22 - Alex Jospe. Ranked 321th

North American Orienteering Championships

IThe North American Orienteering Championships (NAOC) is an event that happens every two years, and the hosting country alternates between Canada and the USA. This was my third time competing for the ...
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24.09.2016 - News from USA
06:52 - Alex Jospe. Ranked 321th

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29.08.2016 - News from USA
15:50 - Alex Jospe. Ranked 321th

WOC 2016: The forest races

The forest races at the World Champs were the two I was really excited about. The Long Distance final in my mind is the true test - the winner of this race is indeed the best orienteer in the world. T ...
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25.08.2016 - News from USA
03:18 - Alex Jospe. Ranked 321th

WOC Sprint

I sit here in the team cabin, one of the only ones awake right now, listening to rain and the receding peals of thunder on the morning of the long distance final. The weather has been gorgeous so far ...
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24.08.2016 - News from USA
16:51 - Team USA

Going the distance!

Tomorrow is the long distance final, and with 11.2km/540m/18c for the woman and 15.5km/650m/30c for the men, it will certainly be a challenging day. Be sure to check out the auto-generated map of the ...
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23.08.2016 - News from USA
11:30 - Team USA

Middle wrap

Quick results from the middle distance:Samantha Saeger 46th, Kseniya Popova 55th, and Ross Smith 62nd.It was a beautiful day to be in the forest and the Americans put in some good running. See the co ...
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22.08.2016 - News from USA
15:45 - Team USA

Middle distance tomorrow!

Tomorrow is the Middle Distance race in Tanum, a bit south of Strmstad. Running for Team USA tomorrow are Ross, Kseniya, and Sam.Start times:Ross 12:16Kseniya 15:10Sam 15:26All times are local, six ...
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15:16 - Team USA

Great photos from Ken

Do yourself a favor and check out these great photos from the sprint and sprint relay by Ken Walker, Jr.;
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21.08.2016 - News from USA
14:12 - Team USA

Team USA 24th in Sprint Relay

The Team USA team of Sam, Giacomo, Will, and Hillary finished 24th today in the Sprint Relay.Heres a quick video description of their races from the athletes:And some photos from beside the arena aft ...
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20.08.2016 - News from USA
15:58 - Team USA

Local media exposure for Team USA!

The local newspaper Strmstads Tidning had a nice shot of some Team USA members getting ready to run around the sprint model yesterday:;
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15:53 - Team USA

Will after the Sprint Qual

Todays sprint qual was Wills very first WOC race. He didnt qualify but he did have fun and he finished with a smile.;
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09:22 - Team USA

Quick update after the sprint qual

Quick update from Strmstad: Unfortunately none of the Americans made it through to the final this morning. Alex was our closest, 18th in her heat and only 15s back from qualifying position. No big ...
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19.08.2016 - News from USA
17:11 - Team USA

Sprint sprint sprint!

The World Orienteering Champs kick off tomorrow with the Sprint Qualification and Sprint Final races.Up for Team USA in tomorrow mornings qual races:9:10 Hannah9:18 Hillary9:27 Alex10:07 Ross10:18 Wi ...
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15:10 - Team USA

D minus one!

The races start tomorrow, but that doesnt mean today wasnt busy!Members of the team was up early, mostly in an attempt to be ready for tomorrows early events despite lingering jet lag. There was coff ...
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01:12 - Team USA

US Team arrives in Strmstad for WOC

Most of the team competing at this years World Orienteering Championships in Strmstad, Sweden has arrived in our team accommodations and are settling in. WOC begins on Saturday with the sprint qual ...
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11.08.2016 - News from USA
11:57 - Alex Jospe. Ranked 321th

The final taper

Anyone who knows me knows that Id much rather be running in the woods than sitting around resting. But, thats the name of the game as you head into the big competitions. Things have been looking good ...
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09.08.2016 - News from USA
12:17 - Alex Jospe. Ranked 321th


I have been lying a little low since the trip to Laramie, as I mentioned in the last post. We had a trip to NJ for social/family stuff, and naturally I managed to find a road race around the corner fr ...
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01.08.2016 - News from USA
11:03 - Team USA

WUOC Sprint 2016

WUOC SprintJuly 31, 2016Maps: Women MenResults: Women MenLive page with GPS and splits and photosLocation: LillafredThe first race of WUOC was this morning, and there were some mixed results from o ...
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02:10 - Team USA

WUOC model event and Opening Ceremony

by WillSaturday July 30 - Model day!​After a solid breakfast, the US Team boarded the busses to head out to the woods for one last day of training.We were brought to another park from what we train ...
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01:57 - Team USA

WUOC 2016 team has made it to hungry

By Will, Sam, and Trey​Hungry for time out in the woods, the US Teambegan our firstfull day venturing out to the national parks surrounding Miskolc. The day began with a scrumptiousbreakfast and di ...
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28.07.2016 - News from USA
22:17 - Alison Campbell. Ranked 479th

Pre WUOC 2016 tourism

Well I think its time I resurrect this blog dont you?! Its been a long year finishing up my masters course at Heriot Watt but loved it! Im now in Budapest doing a day of sightseeing before meeting u ...
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19.07.2016 - News from USA
09:52 - Alex Jospe. Ranked 321th

The background work

Im racing a lot less this summer than I have in past summers, and replacing the time with some solid training blocks. The hope, obviously, is to make myself faster for the races that count. The Larami ...
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11.07.2016 - News from USA
16:59 - Alex Jospe. Ranked 321th

Rocky Mountain Orienteering Festival

I believe in race starts. I believe that collecting race starts is the only way to truly prepare yourself for the big show, whatever your big show may be. And the more specific the race start, the bet ...
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03.07.2016 - News from USA
08:42 - Alex Jospe. Ranked 321th

Mt. Greylock Trail Race

The other weekend was my first Grand Tree race of the year – the Greylock Trail race! This is a great course, testing all aspects of trail racing. Sustained uphills, technical downhills, fun sin ...
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17.06.2016 - News from USA
15:10 - Alex Jospe. Ranked 321th

Boston Sprint Camp

Ed and I had so much fun hosting the Boston Sprint Camp last year that we decided to do it again this year. New year, new parks, so this meant a lot of mapping for Ed. I just sort of watched from the ...
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13.06.2016 - News from USA
08:12 - Alex Jospe. Ranked 321th

US Team Trials

Every year, the US Orienteering Team holds a set of trials races to determine who will represent at the World Championships (WOC). These races also determine which events youll race at WOC, but ultima ...
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17.05.2016 - News from USA
13:32 - Alex Jospe. Ranked 321th

The 38th Annual Billygoat

The Billygoat is one of my favorite orienteering races. Mass start, goofy rules, low-key event that people all take way too seriously - its awesome. This was one of the first events I did as I came ba ...
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28.04.2016 - News from USA
13:12 - Alex Jospe. Ranked 321th

West Point National Meet

Maybe some day, West Point will go really well for me. I had high hopes, feeling like I had a handle on work and life stress, but apparently my body hadnt quite caught up to where my mind thought it o ...
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18.04.2016 - News from USA
15:03 - Alex Jospe. Ranked 321th

Troll Cup

Last weekend was the first domestic orienteering race of the season for me - the Troll Cup, hosted by local club NEOC. The races were down in Foxboro, which meant typical coastal Massachusetts terrain ...
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06.04.2016 - News from USA
00:29 - Alex Jospe. Ranked 321th

Stromstadmedeln and Kvillebyns klassiska

In an act of extravagant first-world privilege, I went to Sweden last weekend. Tickets were cheap, but that doesnt offset an airplane injecting carbon dioxide exactly where it is least needed. Blinder ...
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23.03.2016 - News from USA
11:48 - Alex Jospe. Ranked 321th

Eastern Highschool Championships

Each season usually wraps up with a championship race for the juniors, whether it is Junior Nationals, U16 Championships, or Eastern Highschool Champs. The U16 and EHS champs are where the states are ...
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22.03.2016 - News from USA
16:12 - Alex Jospe. Ranked 321th

North American Ski Orienteering Championships

This blog has been pretty quiet lately, as all the ski races kept getting canceled due to lack of snow. We had a long break between the final Eastern Cup and any other important races; Id signed up fo ...
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10.02.2016 - News from USA
20:00 - Alex Jospe. Ranked 321th

Eastern Cup racing

The last two Eastern Cups were back-to-back, both a hefty drive from Boston, AND both Supertour races, which means bigger names and more stress for the organizers. First up was Lake Placid - I looove ...
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03.02.2016 - News from USA
13:17 - Alex Jospe. Ranked 321th

The Dream

Testing klister on Sunday morning for the 10k race, I skied past a fellow coach, who asked if I were racing today. I had answered in the affirmative, probably adding some sort of self-deprecating comm ...
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27.01.2016 - News from USA
11:13 - Alex Jospe. Ranked 321th

Quarry Road EC

I signed up for the Quarry Rd Eastern Cup, just the skate race, looking forward to the long climbs and twisting descents. Unfortunately, were still struggling for snow everywhere in the northeast, so ...
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04.01.2016 - News from USA
16:07 - Alex Jospe. Ranked 321th

Craftsbury Eastern Cup

There isnt a huge amount of snow in New England right now. After last years snowpocalypse, my colleagues at work all have a bit of PTSD, and my colleagues among skiers are just wistfully longing for i ...
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24.11.2015 - News from USA
11:05 - Alex Jospe. Ranked 321th

Blue Hills Traverse

The third race of the unofficial orienteering triple crown, the Blue Hills Traverse is traditionally the last Sunday before Thanksgiving. I was in a position to win the overall triple crown, given my ...
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26.10.2015 - News from USA
19:14 - Alex Jospe. Ranked 321th

Fruitlands Cup of CX

Photo credit: Geoff MartinSaturday mornings, my juniors can be found rollerskiing around the back roads of some towns with plenty of hills and low traffic. One of our loops goes past the Fruitlands mu ...
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22.10.2015 - News from USA
12:19 - Alex Jospe. Ranked 321th

Hudson Highlander

The Hudson Highlander is a fantastic race. 26.2km of orienteering, in a beautiful park with fantastic terrain that still feels like wilderness, on a beautiful day. Harriman state park is rugged, raw, ...
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16.10.2015 - News from USA
11:40 - Alex Jospe. Ranked 321th

Seattle Adventure Running Tournament

Patrick, one of the thinkers/acters/doers in the orienteering community out in Seattle, was hosting a race tournament made up of elimination heats of orienteering sprints. This sounded awesome, so I s ...
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10.08.2015 - News from USA
13:26 - Team USA

Team bonding

Its been pretty well documented that higher levels of team spirit lead to better results. In an effort to chase those better results, team USA had a team bonding session Wednesday afternoon. Team lea ...
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03.08.2015 - News from USA
18:47 - Team USA

Alison Crocker 15th in the Sprint Final

Spectators watching the coverage of the Sprint Final may have missed Alison Crockers impressive performance on Sunday in Forres, Scotland where she ran her way into 15th place, the best individual re ...
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02.08.2015 - News from USA
09:35 - Team USA

Ali is ready for the Sprint Final

Hey fans! The sprint final is starting in just a couple of hours. USAs Alison Crocker is ready to go.Sunglasses are optimistic for Scottish summersYou can read more about the sprint final here.Ali st ...
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01.08.2015 - News from USA
05:39 - Team USA

Sprint Qualification: Team USA with a strong start. Ali Crock...

Todays Sprint Qualification took place in the town of Forres, a town lying to the East of Inverness. The action started with the Womens heats with US runners Kseniya, Alex and Ali racing through the ...
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30.07.2015 - News from USA
17:12 - Team USA

Scotland - WOC 2015: Start your engines!

Hello Dear Readers! What better way to welcome you to Scotland than to provide you with a picture of the beautiful countryside. I am posting this after I drove north to join Team USA in Inverness, f ...
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16.04.2015 - News from USA
10:05 - Team USA

Team USA hits the 2015 JK

Over Easter weekend, I joined a small crowd of North Americans among throngs of British orienteers (and quite a few elites from throughout Europe) for the JK, one of the largest orienteering events i ...
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05.02.2015 - News from USA
21:39 - Team USA

Ski Orienteering World Champs!

The U.S. ski-o team is headed to Norway, for the 2015 World Ski Orienteering Championships. Well be arriving in ones and twos over the weekend until everyone finally gathers in our tiny little Norweg ...
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