The chase start long on the final day of POM.
Pretty good race overall. I ran with Matjaz Stanfel, one of the best Croatians, for most of the race. After the race he and I went over the race a little bit and he told me some really cool things:
"Wow! You had some great speed out there! You had a group of 4 or 5 guys behind you for about 12 controls and you were the only one navigating! Do you have a European club? Would you want to run for Malungs?"
If that's not good news for a US-based orienteer then I don't know what is. We're making this happen while training in the US, bit by bit.