Lachlan Dow impressive in the Dolomites

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.

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1st   BERGMAN Gustav  SWE   1:05:55
2nd   BOBACH Søren  DEN   1:09:19
3rd   HUBMANN Martin  SUI   1:09:25

Australians

35   DOW Lachlan 1:29:26
57   BLATCHFORD Joshua 1:34:17
66   KEELY Leon 1:37:36
93   FAGG Callum 1:45:55
99   NEVE Max 1:47:44
122   PHILLIPS Oscar 2:01:22

Women

1st   BOBACH Ida DEN   54:12
2nd   LÖNNKVIST Jenny SWE   55:33
3rd   TEINI Marika FIN   56:28

Australians

65   ANDERSON Bridget 1:19:42
66   NEUMANN Krystal 1:20:43
75   BURRILL Lilian 1:27:08
77   PRENDERGAST Aislinn 1:29:05
83   LAWFORD Belinda 1:33:38
102   BUCKERFIELD Sarah 1:56:36

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