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Jan Kocbach is the founder of WorldofO.com - taking care of everything from site development to writing articles, photography and analysis.

Vote for Course of the Year 2015 now!


Set up your personal Top 5 List from the nominated maps – and win prizes from our sponsors! The nominated maps have been chosen based on submissions from the WorldofO.com readers and some of the worlds top orienteers through the last weeks. Now YOU can choose “The Course of the ...

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Route to Christmas: Day 1 2015


The first day of Route to Christmas 2015 takes us to Czech Republic – and to guide us towards the challenges to be met at the European Championships in Czech Republic 2015, we have one of the best Czech orienteers Jan Prochazka. This leg is one of the best examples ...

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Lauri Sild: – Had to perform many difficult tasks at the same time


Estonian Lauri Sild picks the most technical and challenging course he ran this year as his candidate for “Course of the Year 2015″ – the World Cup middle distance in Munkedal. – It was tricky orienteering all the way, offering fine orienteering in very detailed terrain, Sild comments. Read on for a ...

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Course of the Year 2015: Last chance to add suggestions


Monday November 30th 2015 is the last chance to add suggestions to “Course of the Year 2015″. We already got more than 60 suggestions in the comments to the intro article  – most of these are high quality courses which will be nominated in “Course of the Year 2015″. Based on ...

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Matthias Kyburz chooses Tasmanian wilderness!

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– The competition area in the middle of the forest allowed for high technical orienteering from the beginning until the last control, Swiss star Matthias Kyburz explains about his choice for the Course of the Year 2015 – the middle distance at the first World Cup round in Tasmania. Read ...

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Olle Boström: – A relationship with the course


– A real long distance is a unique adventure every time you do it, Olle Boström says when asked about the Course of the Year 2015.  – You get a type of relationship with the course you do not get in the other distances. And thus Boström chooses a long distance ...

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World Champion Ida Bobach about Course of the Year 2015


– It was terrain all the way! I think I ran for like 100 meters on a real path, Ida Bobach comments. The world’s best long distance orienteer in 2015 – Ida Bobach – is another top elite runner who chooses the WOC long distance as the best course of 2015 ...

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Ruslan Glebov: Long distance races with unexpected good routechoice legs

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– There are almost no boring courses when you push hard, Ukrainian Ruslan Glebov comments in this interview about the Course of the Year 2015. Glebov impressed the orienteering world with a 2nd place in the World Cup final middle distance – but his favorite courses from the 2015-season are nevertheless ...

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Rising Star Lucas Basset about Course of the Year 2015


– Man, this race is going to be amazing, no matter how you feel today! This is what this year’s new French start Lucas Basset thought when he stood at the start line in the race which featured his favourite course of 2015.   Read on for a long interview with Basset. ...

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