The runner chosen for October is Vyacheslav Mukhidinov from Ukraine. Vyacheslav was one of the big surprises at the World Orienteering Champs in Ukraine in 2007, with his very strong 5th spot on the though and hot Long distance race.
Back on home ground 7 years later, he surprised everybody…
There was not much in the WOC history of Vyacheslav Mukhidinov which made one believe that Vyacheslav should end among the top 6 at the WOC on homeground in Kiev in 2007. A 24th place at the Long distance in Rapperswil/Jona, Switzerland in 2003 was his best previous individual WOC results prior to WOC 2007, and his best World Cup result was an 11th spot – at the EOC in Ukraine in 2000. Back on home ground 7 years later, he surprised everybody! Get to know Vyacheslav better through this video interview with him by woO-TV prior to the WOC in Ukraine spring 2007:
About WoO Wall Calendar 2008
This is a preview of World of O Wall Calendar 2008: 12 runners – 12 countries. It will be available for free download as a high-quality PDF-file in January 2008. The preview of the calendar is shown to give organizers time (and motivate them) to add their competitions to World of O Calendar. All international orienteering competitions inside World of O Calendar at January 5th will be included in World of O Wall Calendar 2008. The pictures in the calendar are selected from World of O Runners – choosing 12 runners from 12 different countries to show the spread of orienteering around the world.