WOC Middle Men 2016: BIG GPS & Splits analysis

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Matthias Kyburz (Switzerland), Olav Lundanes (Norway) and Daniel Hubmann (Switzerland) had a very tight battle for victory in the Men’s World Orienteering Championships Middle distance 2016 in Tanum, Sweden. At the arena passage 6 minutes before the finish, the three runners were within 15 seconds with Olav Lundanes first. In the ...

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WOC Middle Women 2016: BIG GPS & Splits analysis

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Tove Alexandersson was the big favourite for the WOC middle distance in Tanum, but the Swedish runner got a surprisingly tough fight from Canadian Emily Kemp. After a miss by Kemp towards the end of the course,  Heidi Bagstevold (Norway, silver) and Natalia Gemperle (Russia, bronze) passed Kemp on the results. ...

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WOC 2016 Middle: Maps and Results


[With GPS animations] Matthias Kyburz (Switzerland) and Tove Alexandersson (Sweden) won the World Orienteering Championships (WOC) middle distance 2016 in Tanum, Sweden in varied and technical courses.   In the men’s class Kyburz won ahead of Olav Lundanes (Norway) and Daniel Hubmann (Switzerland). Kyburz decided the race by a very good finish. Both ...

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WOC 2016 Sprint & Sprint Relay Pictures: Sorted by Country!

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Nearly 1000 pictures from WOC 2016 Sprint & Sprint Relay have been sorted by country & runner and have been posted at WorldofO.com’s Facebook page and at the WorldofO athlete profiles. There is one album for each country in the WorldofO.com’s Facebook page. There were eight countries sharing the 27 medals handed out – ...

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WOC 2016 Sprint Relay: Quick Analysis

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The World Orienteering Championships Sprint Relay was a tight battle between Denmark, Switzerland and Sweden. In the end Denmark’s super-sprinter Maja Alm decided the relay for Denmark for the second year in a row after having been served a perfect start position by her teammates Cecilie Friberg Klysner, Tue Lassen and Søren Bobach. Denmark’s ...

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WOC Sprint Relay 2016: Maps and Results


Denmark won the World Orienteering Championships Sprint Relay for the second year in a row after a tight battle with Switzerland and Sweden. Cecilie Friberg Klysner, Tue Lassen, Søren Bobach and Maja Alm ran on the winning team. The secret behind the victory: Dedicated focus on the Sprint Relay. On ...

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WOC Sprint Women 2016: Why did Alm win & Full Analysis


Maja Alm crushed her competitors in the World Championships Sprint in Strömstad – it was in the second part of the course she really accelerated and nobody could follow her. The course did not have many very decisive routechoice legs, but map reading and orienteering skills was still important.  As the analysis will show, ...

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WOC 2016 Sprint: Maps & Results


Gold for Maja Alm (Denmark) and Jerker Lysell (Sweden) in  World Orienteering Championships (WOC) Sprint in Strömstad, Sweden which opened this year’s championships. Three medals for Switzerland – but the Gold medals went to the Nordic countries Sweden and Denmark. Men: Lysell with strong middle part In the men’s class Jerker ...

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