Really nice extended information about each starter available on JWOC website. For example, here is the women's list
Izzy started out nicely, 25th at first TV control out of around 80 runners :-)
3 Americans will be tracked by GPS: Anton, Martin, Aasne.
Live tv working for anyone?
Aebersold is running backwards. Drop SI?
Oops she missed #8. Ouch.
I only see five US guys in the results/start list. Is Austin not running?
Aasne is on the long 4-5 leg, GPS tracking.
Live (?) TV worked for a while but not any longer. Very intermittent...
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!
Anton and Martin just started - both with GPS - so still a long way to go.
How many norwegians and swedes will the "Scandi-mericans" beat?
all Canadian men within 3.5 minutes of each other.
Amazing consistency of the Canadian men's team.
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.
Yay Aasne, Anton & Martin! Awesome runs! Nice to see so many USA finishers in the top 50.
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.
Samantha Saeger was 8th in the Long Distance in Bulgaria in 1999.
Still, excellent performances by Anton, Åsne, and Martin today!
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!
Agreed, nice performances all around from Team USA today! What happened to Amanda? Is she ok? And what about Austin?
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.
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!
Photos of the North Americans that finished the Long today are here: https://bidwbb.smugmug.com/2016-Journal/07-July/20...
They are also on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.60236349...
- 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: https://www.flickr.com/photos/141847715@N06/sets/7...
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.
Fantastic photos as always Dave!
Thanks for the photos! Having to spectate from afar, they are super nice to see!
Photos of almost all athletes who finished the JWOC Long have now been added here: https://bidwbb.smugmug.com/2016-Journal/07-July/20...
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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