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Jan Kocbach

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

Long Distance Winning Time: Majority for equal winning time


In an informal Twitter poll at WorldofO.com, the majority of the nearly 250 voters voted for equal winning time in the women’s and men’s long distance. 63% of the votes were for a common estimated winning time of either 90 minutes (43%) or 100 minutes (20%).  This is compared to ...

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Swiss EOC Selection Races: Maps and Results


[Updated with Team Selections] Matthias Kyburz, Daniel Hubmann, Rahel Friedrich and Elena Roos won the Swiss selection races for the European Championships in Czech Republic and the World Cup round in Poland. Thursday’s long distance had some tricky controls in stony terrain were some of the top runners searched for ...

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How long should the women’s Long Distance be?

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Is 70-80 minutes as today enough for the women, or should the estimated winning time be increased towards 90-100 minutes as for the men for IOF Long Distance events? The best women are clearly capable of running 20 minutes longer, but does that mean that a longer winning time is ...

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Swedish League & EOC observation races: Maps & Results


Gustav Bergman, Sarah Hagström, Tove Alexandersson, Albin Ridefelt and Emma Johansson took the victories in the Swedish EOC observation races over middle, sprint and long distance between Friday and Sunday. This weekend’s sprint and long distance races were also the first two Swedish League races of the season.   Maps ...

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World Orienteering Championships 2019 goes to Østfold, Norway


Norway will organize the World Orienteering Championships 2019. This will be the first forest only World Championships in the “Split WOC” model with three disciplines; middle distance, long distance and forest relay. The races will be organized in southeastern Norway in the Østfold-region – not far from Strömstad where this year’s ...

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First real test ahead of WOC 2016 in Strömstad: Maps & Results


Many of the best orienteers in the world were present in Strömstad for the first real test in relevant terrain ahead of the World Championships this August. Norway won the men’s middle and long distance with Olav Lundanes and Eskil Kinneberg, respectively. Sweden’s Helena Jansson won both races for the women. ...

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Thanks for showing the way, Emma Klingenberg!

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Emma Klingenberg – winner of two Gold medals in relay with Denmark at the World Championships in Scotland last year – has decided to stop her elite career as of now. Many will remember Klingenberg’s fantastic first leg at the Sprint Relay at the World Championships in Scotland last year ...

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WRE races Portugal & Spain: Maps and Results

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Thierry Gueorgiou and Tove Alexandersson won the World Ranking event middle distance in Portugal at Norte Alentejano O’ Meeting 2016 last Saturday. The same day a long distance World Ranking event was organized in Spain: Lorca O-Meeting with Andreu Blanes Reig and Svetlana Mironova as winners. The Portugal race offered the ...

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POM Day 4: Maps and Results

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Overall victories in POM 2016 went to Thierry Gueorgiou and Annika Billstam. Gueorgiou has dominated POM with victory every day – finally winning with a 16 minute margin ahead of Albin Ridefelt. Billstam has run four stable races with one win – winning the overall with 4 minute margin down to ...

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