Kasper Fosser (NOR) and Isa Envall (SWE) won the JWOC 2019 Middle distance in Denmark. This was Fosser’s second victory at this JWOC – after winning the long distance earlier this week.
Envall won 54 seconds ahead of Fiona Bunn (GBR) with Tereza Janosikova (CZE) in 3rd at 1:24. In the men’s class Fosser won 1:09 minutes ahead of Guilhem Elias (FRA) with Lukas Liland (NOR) in 3rd at 1:34.
Women’s race development
Signe Sirma took the lead at the first control. The race lead then changed between Fiona Bunn (leading from the 2nd to 3rd control, losing 29 seconds and the lead at the 4th), Isa Envall (leading at the 4th control, losing 15 seconds and the lead at the 5th) and Elena Pezzati (leading at the 5th control, losing 1:17 at the 6th control and falling down to 6th place) until Isa Envall took over the lead at control 6 of 15 controls and kept it until the finish. Isa Envall lost 22 seconds or less to the leg winner on all legs – that was least of all runners in this race.
The 6th control turned out to be very decisive in this race, with Envall gaining a lot of time on many of her strongest competitors here. Notably Elena Pezzati lost a medal after her mistake here.
Men’s race development
Guilhem Elias took the lead at the first control and stayed in front until control 2. Kasper Fosser took over the lead at control 3 of 18 controls and kept it until the finish. Kasper Fosser had an estimated time loss of 13 seconds, the largest being 7 seconds (leg 11). Guilhem Elias had an estimated time loss of 42 seconds, the largest being 14 seconds (leg 12). Lukas Liland had an estimated time loss of 12 seconds, the largest being 5 seconds (leg 14).
Looking at the split times, Fosser simply had a higher speed in the second half of the course, a part which was somewhat less technical than the first part.
Maps and GPS-tracking
See links below for maps and GPS-tracking.
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