Route to Christmas: Day 1 2012

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The first day of Route to Christmas 2012 takes us to Hungary and the Hungarian Ultra-Long Championships. The race was organized on March 31, around 60 kms NE of Budapest. Thanks to Aron Less for tip about the route – and providing both map and routes! We are considering the ...

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Course of the Year 2012: Lucky voters!

Nearly 1000 people set up their Top 5 lists for “The Course of the Year 2012″ (up from around 700 in 2011) – and more than 80 courses were suggested for nomination (up from 50 in 2011). As a thank you to all participating, sponsor prizes are drawn among the ...

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Course of the Year 2012: The winner is …

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… a challenging middle distance course in technical terrain with varying visibility which was given high praise by many of the world’s top runners! Read the full interview with the course setters and see several different versions of the courses – from the early version to the final version. All ...

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Course of the Year: Last Chance to Vote!

Closing in on 800 votes – number 828 will get one of the prizes! Wednesday at midnight CET is your last chance to vote for Course of the Year 2012! Set up your personal Top 5 List and win prizes worth around 1400 Euros from our sponsors! The nominated maps ...

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Lundanes: – A very good use of a superb terrain

– I never felt that I really managed the challenges that day, so that is why I think it was the best course this year, Olav Lundanes says about the course he has chosen as the best course he ran this year. Three out of four top choices for the ...

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Vote for Course of the Year 2012 now!

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Set up your personal Top 5 List from the 82(!) nominated courses – and win prizes worth around 1400 Euros 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 ...

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One day left to suggest for Course of the Year!

– The terrain of Skattungby was fantastic and demanding and I really got an orienteering flow during the race, Simone Niggli says when asked about her favourite course in 2012. This short interview with Niggli is the last in the row of interviews with top athletes about the “Course of ...

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Østerbø: – Long legs with complex route choices

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– I have been running so many good courses this season – in different types of terrains – so it is not so easy to choose just one, Norwegian sprint specialist Øystein Kvaal Østerbø says when asked about his favourite course for “Course of the Year 2012″. Being a sprinter ...

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The decision is: Woman-Man-Man-Woman

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Mixed sprint relay: On the WOC program already from Italy in 2014. The first implementation of Sprint Relay in the World Orienteering Championships will be in 2014 in Italy, after which it will be a permanent format on the programme, the International Orienteering Federation (IOF) writes on their webpage today. ...

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Gueorgiou: – Portugal O-Meeting or Silva League …

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– I am hesitating between the World Ranking Event of Portugal O-meeting 2012 in Viseu and the long distance race of the Silva League in Göteborg this spring, the “King of Middle distance” Thierry Gueorgiou answers when asked to name his favourite course for “Course of the Year 2012″. I ...

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