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Discussion: JWOC 2016 Long Thread

in: JWOC 2016 - Engadin, Switzerland (Jul 9–15 - Scuol, Graubünden, CH)

Jul 11, 2016 12:15 AM # 
Really nice extended information about each starter available on JWOC website. For example, here is the women's list.
Jul 11, 2016 7:33 AM # 
....and the guys
Jul 11, 2016 10:37 AM # 
Izzy started out nicely, 25th at first TV control out of around 80 runners :-)
Jul 11, 2016 10:38 AM # 
3 Americans will be tracked by GPS: Anton, Martin, Aasne.
Jul 11, 2016 10:56 AM # 
Live tv working for anyone?
Jul 11, 2016 11:07 AM # 
Aebersold is running backwards. Drop SI?
Jul 11, 2016 11:17 AM # 
Oops she missed #8. Ouch.
Jul 11, 2016 11:48 AM # 
I only see five US guys in the results/start list. Is Austin not running?
Jul 11, 2016 11:50 AM # 
Guess not.
Jul 11, 2016 11:50 AM # 
Aasne is on the long 4-5 leg, GPS tracking.
Jul 11, 2016 12:09 PM # 
Live (?) TV worked for a while but not any longer. Very intermittent...
Jul 11, 2016 12:31 PM # 
Great starts by Aasne and Amanda!
Amanda 21st at TV1 but still ahead of a few of the top-10 finishers.
Aasne 12th at Radio4 with less than 10 minutes left of the course!
Jul 11, 2016 12:35 PM # 
Anton and Martin just started - both with GPS - so still a long way to go.
Jul 11, 2016 12:52 PM # 
How many norwegians and swedes will the "Scandi-mericans" beat?
Jul 11, 2016 12:54 PM # 
Quite a few I guess...
Jul 11, 2016 1:12 PM # 
all Canadian men within 3.5 minutes of each other.
Jul 11, 2016 1:17 PM # 
Amazing consistency of the Canadian men's team.
Jul 11, 2016 1:55 PM # 
I don't get how they limit riders in the MTBO long to 60 to avoid lengthy start lists and yet the JWOC start draw is spread over five and a half hours.

It is cool though that you can view all six Canadian results on the one page, and I don't have a very big screen either! I can fit just the 15 names on it.
Jul 11, 2016 2:29 PM # 
Yay Aasne, Anton & Martin! Awesome runs! Nice to see so many USA finishers in the top 50.
Jul 11, 2016 5:07 PM # 
Anton's 33rd today is the best US JWOC result since 2005 when Leif Anderson was 30th in the middle and John Fredrickson was 32nd in the long. Åsne's 24th today is the best US result going back to at least 2001 and may be the best US JWOC result ever.
Jul 11, 2016 5:08 PM # 
Samantha Saeger was 8th in the Long Distance in Bulgaria in 1999.

Still, excellent performances by Anton, Åsne, and Martin today!
Jul 11, 2016 5:36 PM # 
Let's not forget our US residents! The girls all ran a strong, super tough race to a really solid result. Two guys new to JWOC completed the toughest races of their lives and are still smiling! It was a great day for team USA!
Jul 11, 2016 5:59 PM # 
Agreed, nice performances all around from Team USA today! What happened to Amanda? Is she ok? And what about Austin?
Jul 11, 2016 6:02 PM # 
Austin was always planning on sitting out this one, he's focusing on the middle. Amanda had a bad error and a bad nose bleed, and made the mature decision to save the energy for the middles. She was doing very well till then.
Jul 11, 2016 6:08 PM # 
Sounds good. Seems like a smart decision by Amanda. Thanks for the updates, Becky! I hope the athletes enjoy the rest and recovery during the day off and prepare well for the middle quals! Go Team USA!
Jul 11, 2016 9:46 PM # 
Photos of the North Americans that finished the Long today are here:

They are also on Facebook here: - I've added shots of most of the other 300+ athletes. After the initial 19 featured North American pictures, the remaining ones are in reverse chronological order for no good reason.

Really great shots by Remy Steinegger here:

He took the action shots from the long at the last control before the finish. I took mine as the runners ran down a steep hill at the beginning of the finish chute.
Jul 11, 2016 9:59 PM # 
Fantastic photos as always Dave!
Jul 11, 2016 10:58 PM # 
Thanks for the photos! Having to spectate from afar, they are super nice to see!
Jul 12, 2016 7:44 AM # 
Photos of almost all athletes who finished the JWOC Long have now been added here:
Jul 12, 2016 9:38 AM # 
Tony C:
Link for Wendy's photos from the long race
Jul 12, 2016 12:04 PM # 
Dave, I agree, the photos by Remy Steinegger are exceptional. Thank you for posting both yours and his here on attackpoint.

Also, I am impressed by how international orienteering is becoming. For example, it's great to see runners from all across the Asian continent - from Turkey all the way to Japan - participating in the world championships.

In connection with the international nature of orienteering and in reading the juniors' blog and seeing their pictures, I was thinking how much fun it must have been for them to socialize and train with the New Zealanders.

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