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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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POM Day 3 WRE: 4 Minute wins for Gueorgiou & Jansson


[9/2: Updated with split analysis & maps!] Big 4 minute wins with excellent competition in a tough long distance in Portugal shows that Thierry Gueorgiou (France) and Helena Jansson (Sweden) are well prepared for the 2016 season. Down to 6th place the gap was 8 and 13(!) minutes, respectively. In ...

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POM 2016 Day 2: Maps and Results


Thierry Gueorgiou took also the victory in Men Superelite at the second day of Portugal O-Meeting 2016 – while Annika Billstam took the victory in the women’s class. But Day 1 and 2 are only warm-up for the long distance WRE race on day 3. Gueorgiou and Billstam are among ...

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POM 2016 Day 1: Maps and Results


Thierry Gueorgiou (France) and Marika Teini (Finland) won the first day of Portugal O-Meeting 2016 ahead of the Swedes Gustav Bergman and Helena Jansson, respectively.  The first day of POM 2016 was a middle distance held in open terrain with many big boulders. Note that the most important day of POM ...

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Portugal O-Meeting 2016: Live Saturday until Monday


Middle Saturday and Sunday, Long WRE Monday and a chasing start Long on Tuesday. In addition there is the popular night sprint Saturday evening. This is the program for Portugal O-Meeting – the largest elite event in Portugal annually – and also the international season opening for many of the world’s elite orienteers. ...

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Former Orienteer Lauenstein with great race in South Africa


Former World Championships silver medalist on the long distance in Japan 2005 and Denmark 2006, Marc Lauenstein (Switzerland), did a fantastic race in South Africa last October at the Otter Run. Take a look at the video below to learn more about the race. “On the 17th of October one of the ...

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Lisbon Orienteering Meeting 2016: Maps and Results


Daniel Hubmann and Cat Taylor each took one stage win in the first big orienteering weekend in Portugal this past weekend – Lisbon International Orienteering Meeting (LIOM 2016). The major part of the world’s orienteering elite turns to Portugal and Spain for training and competitions the coming weeks – with Portugal ...

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25mannakorten: Lundanes and Jansson

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With a very strong start field, Olav Lundanes and Helena Jansson won 25mannakorten this Sunday. Especially the men’s race was very close with three runners within 3 seconds. Olav Lundanes (Halden SK) won 2 seconds ahead of Fredric Portin (Halden SK) with Emil Svensk (Stora Tuna OK) in 3rd at 0:03. Thierry ...

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25manna: Maps & Results


Halden SK won the 25manna relay for the 6th time this weekend. 25manna is one of the largest relays in the world – each team consisting of 25 runners in all ages. With more than 350 teams, almost 9000 runners attended the competition – among them many of the best orienteers ...

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