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EOC Middle 2016: Maps and Results


Tove Alexandersson (Sweden) and Matthias Kyburz (Switzerland) won the middle distance at the European Championships middle distance in Czech Republic Friday.

Both won their second gold medal at this championships – Alexandersson in long and middle and Kyburz in sprint and middle.

Alexandersson in own class

Alexandersson ran fast and also had a good technical race – leading to a very clear victory with more than 2 minutes down to Judith Wyder (Switzerland) in second and with Marika Teini (Finland) in third. Alexandersson Tove lost 16 seconds or less to the leg winner on all legs – that was least of all runners in this race. Wyder had a mistake of more than 2 minutes at the third control – and managed to keep Alexandersson’s speed from there to the finish and secure a silver medal.

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Bergman with nearly optimal race

In the men’s class, Gustav Bergman (Sweden) took the silver medal after a very strong race – 34 seconds behind Kyburz. Except for the 14th control, Bergman looked like a winner. But the one minute mistake at the 14th control was enough to make the gold go to Switzerland. Bronze medal went to Lucas Basset (France) at +0:51- his second championships medal on the middle distance in a row. Lucas Basset lost 18 seconds or less to the leg winner on all legs – that was least of all runners in this race.  The fight for victory was close; Bergman Gustav (lost 57 seconds at leg 14, finished 34 seconds behind in 2nd) was only one control away from beating Kyburz Matthias.

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Maps & GPS-tracking

Middle distance final - MEN

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Middle distance final - WOMEN

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1. Kyburz Matthias SUI 31:56 (+0:00)
2. Bergman Gustav SWE 32:30 (+0:34)
3. Basset Lucas FRA 32:47 (+0:51)
4. Sjöberg Oskar SWE 32:58 (+1:02)
5. Howald Florian SUI 33:01 (+1:05)
6. Šedivý Jan CZE 33:43 (+1:47)
6. Novikov Valentin RUS 33:43 (+1:47)
8. Hubmann Martin SUI 33:49 (+1:53)
9. Runesson Johan SWE 33:54 (+1:58)
10. Kyburz Andreas SUI 34:01 (+2:05)
11. Rollier Baptiste SUI 34:09 (+2:13)
12. Kerschbaumer Gernot AUT 34:11 (+2:15)
13. Kratov Oleksandr UKR 34:14 (+2:18)
14. Kaas Carl Godager NOR 34:18 (+2:22)
15. Král Vojtìch CZE 34:24 (+2:28)
16. Leandersson Jonas SWE 34:30 (+2:34)
17. Nykodým Miloš CZE 34:33 (+2:37)
18. Petržela Jan CZE 34:36 (+2:40)
19. Glibov Ruslan UKR 34:39 (+2:43)
20. Öberg Peter SWE 34:55 (+2:59)


1. Alexandersson Tove SWE 32:37 (+0:00)
2. Wyder Judith SUI 34:50 (+2:13)
3. Teini Marika FIN 35:02 (+2:25)
4. Kemp Emily CAN 35:21 (+2:44)
5. Alm Maja DEN 35:27 (+2:50)
6. Kinni Saila FIN 35:35 (+2:58)
7. Jansson Helena SWE 36:08 (+3:31)
8. Bobach Ida DEN 36:19 (+3:42)
9. Strand Lina SWE 36:22 (+3:45)
9. Harju Venla FIN 36:22 (+3:45)
11. Mironova Svetlana RUS 36:43 (+4:06)
12. Gross Julia SUI 36:48 (+4:11)
13. Vinogradova Natalia RUS 37:38 (+5:01)
14. Friederich Rahel SUI 37:40 (+5:03)
15. Taylor Cat GBR 37:46 (+5:09)
16. Rantanen Merja FIN 38:00 (+5:23)
17. Andersen Marianne NOR 38:05 (+5:28)
18. Haajanen Sofia FIN 38:08 (+5:31)
19. Johansson Emma NOR 38:19 (+5:42)
20. Bachman Anna SWE 38:20 (+5:43)

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One comment

  1. First of all congratulations to the winners, and thank you for an exciting WEB TV production. I could really enjoy the competition from home and follow and all the runners from control-to-control on GPS.

    However, again I must say that timing has to be improved. Many times I observed the following scenario:
    1. Runner approaches finish line. We see running time and time-to-beat on the graphics.
    2. Time-to-beat expires and the runner passes the finish line – just a second or two too late (it looks like)
    3. The clock jumps back, and the runner is now one second ahead!
    4. The TV commentator: “The times on TV graphics and my computer screen are different”
    5. TV commentator: “… eh, we have to wait for the official times….”

    In which other timed sport do we see/hear this on TV?

    It looks like the solution developed to support TV graphics is using another device to show the running time, and the time we see is NOT coming from the official clock. Such a solution is an absolutely NO-NO solution for a timing provider. I have seen a few solutions where a separate PC has been used to generate the running time for TV, and every time you end up with the problem described above.
    I hope this can be fixed for the future.