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WOC Long 2019: Maps and Results

[Article updated with some split time analysis] The big pre-race favourites Olav Lundanes (NOR) and Tove Alexandersson (SWE) won the World Orienteering Championships Long distance – each of them taking the fourth Long distance title in a row. For Lundanes this was his 6th WOC Long gold medal! While Alexandersson…
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was never threatened – winning with 6(!) minutes ahead of teammate Lina Strand – Olav Lundanes had to battle all the way to the last loop with his teammate – junior Kasper Fosser. Men: Lundanes strongest in the end In the men’s class the race was more open, with Lundanes down in 6th place at the first TV control, 14 seconds behind leading Emil Svensk (SWE) who had taken over the lead after a strong start by Matthias Kyburz (SUI). Fosser was down in 7th place at TV1, but run into the lead at TV2 after a very good first long leg…

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