Recommended read: A lot of nice maps and an interesting review of the US Team training camp at Harriman State Park. The training camp was attended by several French national team runners, including multiple world champion Thierry Gueorgiou and Francois Gonon. The review is written by Peter Gagarin over at the US Team Blog – and provides a lot of insight into how the camp was organized.
You find all maps in Omaps.WorldofO.com – and also a big thumbnail included below. Of special interest: The relay course made by Gueorgiou (the second last map below).
The last map below is the WOC 1993 short distance final:
– Back from lunch, the serious part of the training camp, at least for Tero, was a rerun of the Short final from WOC-93. He was taking it especially seriously because his
current [previous] coach is Petter Thoresen, who won the event 16 years ago. […] Tero was 23:20 for the 4.75 km, would have been 3rd back in 1993, though the vegetation has changed some and it’s hard to know how much of an adjustment to make. On this day he was way ahead of any of the North Americans.
You can go directly to the article here (some interesting parts which make it worth a read):
Update: See also maps from the Hudson Highlander following the training camp – some nice long legs there:
- Maps Hudson Highlander from Omaps.WorldofO.com with comments here (Map/comments of Boris Granovskiy).