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Gueorgiou: Orimattila and Peguerinos rocks


Thierry Gueorgiou gives two alternatives when interviewed about the course of the year 2010. The first is a race in Finland this September – the tricky Finnish short distance championships in Orimattila. – That was a real hit! I was already in trouble after just 300 meters, Gueorgiou comments. The ...

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Tiltnes chooses an ultralong distance race

– Places where a lot of you competitors run as fast as they want, but where they should not have. This is one of the most important ingredients in a good course according to Anders Tiltnes, who has been interviewed by WorldofO.com for “The Course of the Year 2010″. Read ...

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Kauppi: – The real stuff is suffering from all the public controls

Surprisingly, the course which gave her World Champs Gold medal is also the biggest disappointment of the year for Minna Kauppi. The worst course of the year according to Kauppi? The WOC Middle distance. – I quess the biggest disappointment was the World Champs in middle distance, Kauppi says in ...

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“LiveBlog” from Storsamlingen 2010

Norwegian Orienteering has its annual weekend of orienteering focused seminars this weekend – Storsamlingen 2010 – including the O-Galla in the evening where Norwegian Orienteering will celebrate itself and hand out 12 prizes for those who have done most for Norwegian Orienteering the last year. I have put up a ...

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Matthias Müller: Swiss Alps for Sprint Champ

– The area is just great, demanding both physical and even more technical, the reigning World Champion on the Sprint distance tells WorldofO.com when asked about the best course he run in 2010. The competition in question is the Swiss long distance championships held at the map Got Grond in ...

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Wingstedt: – Most fun in Venice

– The most fun competition I’ve [ever] run was the city orienteering in Venice. I had to be very concentrated to keep in contact with the map and all small alleys, Emil Wingstedt answers when asked about the best course he has ever run. For “The Course of the Year ...

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Lundanes: – The terrain was completely unknown

As an elite orienteer in 2010, you seldom get the chance to run a championships race in completely unknown terrain. This is something many of today’s elite orienteers envy the top runners of 20-30 years ago. At the Norwegian Champs Long distance this year, Olav Lundanes got this chance, a ...

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Daniel Hubmann: Trondheim, but not WOC

Daniel Hubmann is yet another athlete who found the best course of the year in the north of Norway around Trondheim – but not at the World Championships (WOC), but rather on an important race on the way to WOC. – The Craft Cup in May was a nice and ...

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Asplövet and “The Course of the Year”


As a course setter, Asplövet is probably most famous for the “Orienteering in the Olympics sprint course” he set back in 2006 (see course above). WorldofO.com has interviewed Asplövet for “The Course of the Year 2010″, to see if the Swedish blogger has seen any courses in this quality range ...

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Öberg chooses technical orienteering in Finland

– I really enjoyed to run such a big event in a challenging forest on a course that offered demanding orienteering from the first to the last step, Swedish orienteering star Peter Öberg answers when asked about the best course he run in 2010. Öberg’s pick is the Jukola relay, ...

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