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.
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
anyone found a way of having the tracking and radio controls on without the video streaming? trying to follow but on limited data tonight!
You might be able to pause the video, slow-twitch, but I don't know if that will keep it from loading.
fixed - the gps frame has a 'pop out into new tab' feature that was obvious once I found it...
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.
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!
I hope the leader's couch is comfortable; Kamilla looks to be there for as much as an hour.
Hah - yeah, hopefully they let her cool down!
Tori in just back off Brazil and New Zealand - within possible striking distance is South Africa.
But look like Tori will stay ahead!
GSwede taking an interesting route to the right on trails on 8-9; we'll see how it turns out.
It is quite striking to see 16+ km/h next to GSwede's name on the approach to 9, though.
Is there a link to this fun stuff?
Awesome way to start the weekend, fresh pot of coffee and live WOC coverage on the computer...
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.
Almost as impressive as the King of the corn maze ...
Kratov flying ... "ninja-ing"
Any bets if Greg can catch Will?
Oooh Greg's caught somebody's tail ...
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.
Different routes to 23....
GSwede surely can see Critchley now, but it's a flat out run with no navigation.
2-minute start interval, no spreading system...
At least some packs/pairs are splitting up.
The only packs are the also-rans. The leaders are mostly running alone. Bergman was with Kyburz for a while, but Kyburz dropped him.
Lundanes owning it so far ..
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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