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Discussion: WOC 2018 Latvia LONG

in: Orienteering; General

Aug 11, 2018 6:34 AM # 
Nev-Monster:
Temp has dropped, pretty cool and overcast here in Latvia, overcast with a chance of rain.
Good luck to everyone, it will be a tough one.
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Aug 11, 2018 6:38 AM # 
Nev-Monster:
M 16,1 km 640 m climb 100 min winning time
W 9,9 km 475 m climb 80 min winning time

17 start Tori Borish USA
29 start Jennifer MacKeigan Canada
12 spot Will Critchley Canada
18 Greg Ahlswede USA
Aug 11, 2018 9:06 AM # 
slow-twitch:
anyone found a way of having the tracking and radio controls on without the video streaming? trying to follow but on limited data tonight!
Aug 11, 2018 10:14 AM # 
iansmith:
You might be able to pause the video, slow-twitch, but I don't know if that will keep it from loading.
Aug 11, 2018 10:18 AM # 
slow-twitch:
fixed - the gps frame has a 'pop out into new tab' feature that was obvious once I found it...
Aug 11, 2018 10:33 AM # 
AliC:
Woo, go Tori and Jen!! Looks like Tori is currently tight with Brazil and South Africa after arena passage. Glad to year it's cooler there, but sure it's still way tough out there.
Aug 11, 2018 10:37 AM # 
AliC:
Seems like Kamilla Olaussen (NOR) has put down a really fast early time. Will be interesting to see these final starters try to beat it!
Aug 11, 2018 10:47 AM # 
iansmith:
Tove on the warpath.
Aug 11, 2018 10:58 AM # 
iansmith:
I hope the leader's couch is comfortable; Kamilla looks to be there for as much as an hour.
Aug 11, 2018 11:02 AM # 
AliC:
Hah - yeah, hopefully they let her cool down!

Tori in just back off Brazil and New Zealand - within possible striking distance is South Africa.
Aug 11, 2018 11:03 AM # 
AliC:
But look like Tori will stay ahead!
Aug 11, 2018 12:03 PM # 
iansmith:
GSwede taking an interesting route to the right on trails on 8-9; we'll see how it turns out.
Aug 11, 2018 12:09 PM # 
iansmith:
It is quite striking to see 16+ km/h next to GSwede's name on the approach to 9, though.
Aug 11, 2018 12:10 PM # 
Nick:
Is there a link to this fun stuff?
Aug 11, 2018 12:14 PM # 
iansmith:
https://liveorienteering.com/#/live?id=5460
Aug 11, 2018 12:29 PM # 
stever:
Awesome way to start the weekend, fresh pot of coffee and live WOC coverage on the computer...
Aug 11, 2018 12:49 PM # 
stever:
Go Will!
Go Greg!
Aug 11, 2018 12:54 PM # 
iansmith:
Fun fact, related to the commentary: Simone Niggli entered 41 races at WOC and won 23 gold medals. She won 20 of 31 individual WOC races she entered.
Unstoppable.
Aug 11, 2018 12:57 PM # 
stever:
Almost as impressive as the King of the corn maze ...
Aug 11, 2018 1:06 PM # 
stever:
Kratov flying ... "ninja-ing"
Aug 11, 2018 1:09 PM # 
stever:
Any bets if Greg can catch Will?
Aug 11, 2018 1:20 PM # 
AliC:
Go Greg!!!
Aug 11, 2018 1:27 PM # 
stever:
Oooh Greg's caught somebody's tail ...
Aug 11, 2018 1:27 PM # 
iansmith:
Greg's route choices have been very distinctive - lots of running around on trails, avoiding climb and green where possible. They have been quite competitive in places, e.g. on 9 and 17. I think Critchley is going to stay just ahead of Greg on these last controls; he's about 50s ahead.
Aug 11, 2018 1:31 PM # 
stever:
Different routes to 23....
Aug 11, 2018 1:34 PM # 
iansmith:
GSwede surely can see Critchley now, but it's a flat out run with no navigation.
Aug 11, 2018 1:34 PM # 
stever:
Go Greg go !
Aug 11, 2018 1:44 PM # 
iansmith:
So. Many. Packs.
Aug 11, 2018 1:54 PM # 
Nixon:
2-minute start interval, no spreading system...
Aug 11, 2018 2:12 PM # 
stever:
At least some packs/pairs are splitting up.
Aug 11, 2018 2:21 PM # 
simmo:
The only packs are the also-rans. The leaders are mostly running alone. Bergman was with Kyburz for a while, but Kyburz dropped him.
Aug 11, 2018 2:23 PM # 
stever:
Lundanes owning it so far ..
Aug 11, 2018 9:59 PM # 
Hammer:
Fun fact for men’s WOC Classic/Long all time (35 championships)

Golds: Norway 18, Sweden 5, France 4, Switzerland 4, Finland 2, Denmark 1, Russia 1.

Since the Jorgen Martensson and Kent Olson era that ended 20 years ago Sweden has only 1 silver and 2 bronze in the Classic/Long.

In the women’s classic/Long all time golds: Sweden has 13, Switzerland (aka Simone) has 8, Finland 4, Hungary 3, Norway 3, Denmark 2, Czech 1, Russia 1.

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