The Long distance final was held today in the wet and slippery forest of Passo Rolle. The competition area was at an altitude of 1900m and heavy thunderstorms made the going very tough.
Canberra’s Lachlan Dow was the best of our men with an impressive 35th place. Newcastle’s Josh Blatchford was 57th in his first JWOC and both he and Dow have a few more years as juniors ahead. Sweden’s Gustav Bergman won the race by a huge margin of over 3 minutes.
Queensland’s powerhouse trio of Bridget Anderson, Krystal Neumann and Lillian Burrill were the best placed Aussie girls. Denmark’s Ida Bobach came from behind to win from yesterday’s sprint champion Jenny Lonnkvist.
The team will now rest tomorrow before the Middle Distance Qualification on Thursday.