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WOC 2012 Highlights in Pictures!

A week full of pictures! More than 13.000 photos – of which the 3.500 best have been posted on runners.worldofo.com. Below are some of the highlights from the championships in pictures. Thanks to all WorldofO.com readers for following through a fantastic WOC week here in Lausanne, Switzerland.

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Czech victory in WOC Relay

The Czech victory in the WOC Relay was an emotional moment for Jan Prozachka – the last leg runner. – Finally a medal, was the Czech runner’s comment. On the team: Tomas Dlabaja, Jan Sedivy and Jan Prozachka.

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Swiss victory in WOC Relay

Emotional moment for the Swiss girls after winning the WOC relay. The relay gold was the 20th WOC gold medal for Simone Niggli ; winning with the team tastes even better than an individual gold medal.

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Norwegian Relay bronze after tight fight with Russia

The emotions were extra strong as Anne Margrethe Hausken of Norway managed to come back from a big mistake and take the medal.

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Olav Lundanes: Gold on WOC Long distance

Fantastic race by Norwegian Olav Lundanes at WOC Long distance – crushing his competitors in the traditional long distance discipline.

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Simone Niggli: Gold on WOC Long distance

Niggli was the big favourite for the long distance – but going out there and winning is a different story. The 19th gold in an incredible fashing – in the lead from start until end!

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Edgars Bertuks: Gold on WOC Middle distance

What a surprise! Everybody was waiting for the duel between Thierry Gueorgiou, Olav Lundanes, Valentin Novikov, Carl Waaler Kaas and the Swiss runners – and then Edgars Bertuks came and took the first ever WOC gold medal for Latvia. What a race and what a day!

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Minna Kauppi: Gold on WOC Middle distance

After a lot of problems in the spring, Minna Kauppi did it again! The popular Finnish runner took her third WOC gold medal over the middle distance after 2008 and 2010.

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WOC Sprint: The Swiss day

The sprint opened the WOC 2012 in Lausanne – and what a day for Switzerland! Triple in the mens class – and victory in the womens class by Simone Niggli!

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